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 joined our team in November, 2009, when she relocated back to the Portland area after a 10-year absence. She came to us with her experience as a Customer Service Administrations' Supervisor from a Colorado veterinary clinic. Janeen has adored animals all her life, especially cats. She claims a house isn't a home unless there's a cat living in it.
Outside of the hospital she enjoys her days off with her family, granddaughters, making jewelry, music, cooking, and enjoying the lush green Oregon outdoors.
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.
Alese, Veterinary Assistant
Alese has been working with animals for over eight years, fostering and re-homing 50+ dogs. She spends most of her time with her family and enjoys crafting when she's not chasing her herd of pets and children around the house.
Lauren, Veterinary Assistant
Lauren grew up in Charleston, SC and relocated to Portland in 2008. She has been working with animals off and on in some capacity for 13 years and has loved every moment of it. Lauren has spent years fostering and re-homing disadvantaged animals, mostly cats and dogs. When not surrounded by her much loved pets, she takes advantage of Oregon's beautiful hiking/camping spots, goes to shows, enjoys working on her art, and explores the city.
Amanda joined the team as Receptionist in July of 2011. She has spent the last several years trying to find a permanent position within a close team of people, and feels she has finally found the Dream-Team! Previously trained as a Dental Assistant (among other things), Amanda has found her niche in the world of Customer Service and enjoys her position at the front desk very much.
Outside of Lombard Animal Hospital Amanda enjoys going to concerts and going on exciting adventures with her friends. She also loves going on hikes and to the coast with her Jack-Chi, Cecilia.
Peanut, Hospital GuardCat
Peanut has relocated back to the Hospital after a period of rooming with Dr.’s Nell and Preston. Be wary as you enter the clinic these days, as his favorite spot is the rug in front of dog-side entrance. Peanut spends most of the day lounging in the reception area trying to intimidate the dogs, and when he’s not there, he’s probably in the office playing with one of his many favorite toys.