Meet Our Veterinary Team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Willakenzie Animal Clinic PC! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Our Veterinary Team
Dr. Meri Brandt
Dr. Brandt was born in Illinois, raised in Arizona, and a resident of Oregon since 2016, when she joined Willakenzie Animal Clinic. Dr. Brandt received her degree in Biology from Arizona State University. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After graduation from veterinary school in 2007, Dr. Brandt returned to Arizona to practice.
Drawn to the climate of the Pacific Northwest, she joined the team at Willakenzie Animal Clinic in 2016. She lives in Eugene with her husband and young children. Their dogs Elwood – a bluetick coonhound, and Walter- an adorable terrier mix, are most content guarding the house while basking in the sunshine. Dr. Brandt enjoys all aspects of general practice from puppies and kittens, soft tissue surgery, dental care, dermatology, and geriatric medicine. She most enjoys developing relationships with pet owners to help them best care for their pets.
Dr. Staci DeWall
Bio Coming Soon!
Dr. Lisa Poquette
Dr. Poquette was born in Missouri and was raised just over the border on the Kansas side of Kansas City. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Oregon in 1990, and her DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 1994. Additionally, she earned her certification in animal chiropractic care. She currently lives in Creswell with her husband and their 2 whippets, Mira and Tigger, formally known as “The Couch Warmers”.
Dr. Poquette enjoys veterinary general practice, especially wellness and preventative medicine, with an interest in chiropractic care for her patients from puppyhood to geriatrics, as well as injuries and performance.
Dr. Helen Sutthill
Dr. Sutthill graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1992. After her trek along the Oregon Trail in 1997, she settled on the coast where she owned a successful veterinary practice for 24 years. She has recently relocated to the Eugene area to be closer to family. Dr. Sutthill is a proud mom of two grown human children along with her plethora of pets. Her thirteen pets consist of three dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, and six chickens. In her free time, Dr. Sutthill enjoys hiking, reading, doing math for fun, vegetable gardening, and learning the Irish language. In the clinic, her interests include dermatology, preventative care, and client education. She is a wonderful addition to our team and we are excited for you to meet her.
Dr. Stephen Kairis
Bio Coming Soon!
Kira N., Practice Manager
Alivia F., Receptionist
Alivia was born and raised right here in Springfield and has been working in the veterinary field for the last 4 years. She loves being the first face people see as they come through the door, and always tries to help ensure the happiness and health of pets in our community. When not at the clinic, she can be found hiking with her 4 dogs (Arthur, Goldie, Maxxie, and Willie), painting, or enjoying the coast.
Natalie F., Receptionist
Natalie was born and raised here in Oregon and joined the veterinary field 1 year ago. She enjoys helping pets get the care they need and exceeding clients’ expectations. When away from work, Natalie spends her days with her dog Elsie, her cat Fez, and her husband.
Chelsie P., Receptionist
Chelsie hails from right here in Oregon and has been with our clinic for 6 years. She highly values the relationships we build with our clients and their pets. When not in the clinic, Chelsie makes some of the finest baked goods around and spends her free time with her family.