For almost a decade, Mike DiVita has displayed excellence through a strong work ethic in the Veterinary field. Beginning his career as a Kennel Assistant, within a year he was drawing blood, setting catheters and assisting in radiology. In short measure Mike would become an invaluable team member, monitoring surgeries and performing dental cleanings.
Trusted and respected by his mentors and peers alike, he thrives in General Medicine and has experience working with specialists in Internal Medicine, Oncology and Neurology.
Mike is a quick learner, excels in problem-solving, and is a great asset to the AVC team. Mike enjoys walks with his furry friends, camping, and comic books.
Briana got her start in veterinary medicine in 2002 with a small animal and exotics hospital in Phoenix, AZ where she was born and raised. There, she received on-the-job training as a technician and quickly excelled in the areas of patient care, surgical assisting, and client communication. Her enchantment with the Paciﬁc Northwest began in early childhood, drawing her north to Portland.
She settled here in 2006, the place she considers her true “hometown”. Briana has a particular interest in caring for geriatric and special needs pets.
In her spare time, Briana enjoys volunteering with animal welfare and advocacy groups, gardening, and spending as much time as possible with her canine companions.
Annie’s love and compassion for animals began when she was a young child. It was then that she realized how special the human/animal bond is. She began working with animals in 2013 as an adoption assistant at a Humane Society in Illinois. She started working in veterinary medicine soon after and feels very fortunate to be in the field. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Honey Mama, eating vegan food and taking photos with her cats Coco Puffs and Noodles.
Kerri began her career in the veterinary field in 2009 working as a Kennel Assistant. Her compassion for animals and people encouraged her to begin cross training as a Veterinary Assistant.
While obtaining her degree in Anthropology, she was fortunate enough to be able to work with and care for chimpanzees and Siberian lynx at a rescue sanctuary in Bend, Oregon. This strongly increased her interest in animal welfare and animal husbandry.
Over the years, Kerri has gained experience in performing dental procedures, radiology, assisting with surgeries, and working alongside clients to provide outstanding customer service.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her sheltie mix, Cecilia and her rambunctious cat, Leilani.
Delaney began her career here in Portland in 2013 after she finished the veterinary assistant program at Carrington College. She has two fur children of her own. She has a 4 year old boxer named Callie Marie and has recently added an orange tabby named Penelope Beyoncé. When she is not working she enjoys taking Callie hiking and to the beach.
Chelsea began working in the veterinary field in 2007 as a technician assistant in Laguna Beach, CA. She went on to pursue a career outside of the veterinary field in management, but in 2014 made the life changing decision to return to her true passion of working with animals. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking with her dog Igby, camping, cooking, and gardening.
Elizabeth got her start with veterinary medicine in 2000 at a small clinic in the Bay Area. She relocated to Portland in 2005 to continue her veterinary medical career as a technician and, in 2009, switched paths to include aviation. She is currently completing her helicopter ratings and has since returned to the veterinary field to fulfill her love of helping animals. In the future, she hopes to combine her love of animals with her passion for flying, doing research or conservation work overseas. Elizabeth is mom to a Great Dane puppy named Groot, a little terrier named Spock and an incredible curmudgeon of a tortoise named Elliot.
Anna started working in the veterinary field in 2013 at a mobile vaccine clinic. She quickly found a passion for veterinary medicine and moved to Portland in 2014 to continue her career as a technician. She is very grateful that she is able to work in a field that combines her love of science and animals. Anna enjoys reading books with her bearded dragon Drogo and lives with a talkative cat named Hendrix. In her free time she enjoys reading, puzzles, and pilates.
Ariel entered the veterinary field in 2013 after graduating from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO. Ariel is a Denver native and, after working at a clinic there for over 2 years, she made the move Portland with her husband and 2 dogs. Ariel worked at a clinic in West Linn for nearly a year before joining the team at Alberta Veterinary Care. An animal lover all her life, Ariel is glad to have found a career working with animals and especially loves dentistry.
Fun fact: Ariel played competitive women’s flat track roller derby for 10 years. She played with the Denver team for the majority of her career and was a member of the World Champion Rose City Rollers in 2016 for her final season. In her free time, Ariel enjoys hiking, dancing and posting adorable pictures of her dogs, Lex and Kima, on Instagram.