Dr Preston Turano and Dr Nell Ostermeier (Turano)
Dr. Preston Turano earned his DVM degree at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. More importantly, this is where he met his future wife, Dr. Nell Ostermeier. After graduating, they practiced in each other's home states, California and Illinois respectively, before deciding that neither was really where they wanted to begin their new life together. The two of them spent a year and a half exploring mountainous regions of the country in order to find a veterinary practice to call their own. Upon discovering Lombard Animal Hospital in Portland, it was clear that the city, its environs and the hospital were the best fit! So they tied the knot in Illinois, honeymooned in New Zealand, loaded up their zoo of adopted pets and headed to Oregon to begin what has turned out to be the biggest adventure of their lives.
We are so thankful each day that we wake up in this beautiful city and head to Lombard Animal Hospital to begin our day. We have been honored to keep the existing staff and many of the loyal clients who have been with Lombard much longer than we have. In addition, we have had the opportunity to welcome new team members, clients, and patients and to form meaningful bonds that we hope will last for many years to come. Thank you for allowing us to live our dream by believing in Lombard Animal Hospital and the quality, compassionate service we offer you, your pets, and the Portland community.
Janeen, Office Supervisor/Lead Receptionist
Janeen has been with Lombard Animal Hospital since November 2009. She is the Office Manager and Client Services Supervisor. Janeen heads the hospital's Client Satisfaction Program with her focus aimed at keeping clients feeling wanted and appreciated through favorable dialogue, professional and compassionate care of their pets and their continued patronage. Janeen recently was certified in the universal DISC Language which is recognizing the behavioral style of others, knowing your own and adapting and blending your style for greater, more effective communication and relationships. Janeen spends her personal time with her cats, her family, and making jewelry.
Alese, Veterinary Assistant
Alese came to LAH in October 2011. She comes with 6+ years of experience in pet industry retail. She has been a certified specialist of small animals, birds, reptiles and aquatics through her previous employment with Petco. She also received a Veterinary Assistant certification in 2009. Her time at Lombard is shared between Veterinary Assistant and Inventory Management. Alese has fostered, rehabilitated and rehomed 50+ dogs. When Alese is not helping hold down the fort at Lombard, she spends time with her two dogs (Rooger & Belle), two cats (Puph & Roachie), two axtlotls and her three kids.
Amanda joined the Lombard team in July 2011 as a Receptionist and has grown into the Social Media Coordinator - providing education and hospital information on our Facebook page. She is also our Client Welcome Program Administrator - helping us provide excellent customer service by keeping in touch with our client needs. Outside of LAH, Amanda enjoys spending time with her friends and feral rescue, Maine Coon mix, "Ginger Snap".
Eva, Veterinary Assistant
Eva joined that team in February 2013, after living in Portland since 2009. She comes to us with a degree in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara, and lots of work volunteering with animals and people alike. At LAH, Eva specializes in Client Education, especially regarding animal nutrition and the numerous natural supplements we offer. Eva is also certified in Laser Therapy and enjoys helping patients using the latest technology. When she is not at Lombard, Eva enjoys reading, baking, watching horror films, exploring all that the Portland area has to offer, and snuggling with her senior cat, Ditto.
Jamie B, Veterinary Assistant
Jamie B. excitedly joined the Lombard team in August 2011 after studying Wildlife Management and Biology. Coming from a small town nestled between the Catskills and New York City, she appreciates both Portland's urban amenities and the ease in which she can escape to the forest, mountains, desert or ocean. She is ever grateful to be a part of the Lombard team and eager to grow with us.
In her free time, Jamie enjoys volunteering her time with a wildlife rehabilition center, bird watching, and adventuring anywhere and everywhere with her Brooklyn-born mutt, Tessa.
Jordan, Veterinary Assistant
Jordan joined our team in June of 2013. She came to us from Klamath Falls, Oregon with six years of experience. Jordan is a veterinary assistant, certified in Laser Therapy and in charge of our Therapeutic Laser Program. She is also a certified human Phlebotomist. Jordan likes to spend her spare time with her two beautiful dogs and her boyfriend.
Keisha, Veterinary Assistant
Keisha, who joined our team during Fall 2013, is originally from Baltimore, MD but has re-located to Portland after having spent time in Orlando, Fl and Los Angeles. She has previous experience as a veterinary assistant in general and emergency practices. At Lombard Animal Hospital, she is in charge of Patient Care and the maintenance of all of our hospital equipment. Her dream is to one day become a Veterinary Orthopedic Surgeon and to call Portland her forever home. Keisha lives with Mia, a 7-year old chihuahua, and PB and Jay, her new kittens.
Lori, Director of Projects and Flow
We welcome Lori O to the Lombard team and to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She recently relocated from Hawaii, bringing her family including her dogs, Cofi and Moca. Lori has her MBA, comes with decades of experience in process improvement and change management, and we are anxious to put her talent to work as we continue our effort to best serve you."
Sarah has been with LAH since May 2013. She is a Receptionist - assisting in providing a friendly and helpful environment for our lovely clients and their pets. Sarah spends her personal time exploring Oregon's natural wonders, watching movies and spending quality time with her Yorkie, Armani.