17335 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Aloha, Oregon
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Our Veterinarians


Kate Gribskov, DVM

Dr. Kate Gribskov is another proud OSU Beaver. After graduating in 2005 from the Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine, she started her career at Cornelius Veterinary Clinic. She officially joined Aloha Dog and Cat Hospital as a veterinarian in June of 2008, but has worked at the clinic in various roles since she was a kid! Although she enjoys many aspects of veterinary practice, some of her special interests include dermatology and pain management. In her free time, she keeps busy with many travel adventures, and also enjoys skiing and hiking with her yellow lab, Daily. Completing her pet family is a handsome orange tabby, Oliver.


Heather Hershey, DVM

Dr. Heather Hershey is an Oregon native, raised in Salem. She attended University of Washington for undergraduate, and graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary medicine in 1993. Dr. Hershey enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but her strongest interests are in preventative medicine, client education and strengthening the bond between people and their pets. When not at work, Heather is an avid gardener, enjoys walking and hiking with her dog, Sara, and playing with her two cats, Scout and Phoenix.


Lisa McGarvey, DVM

Dr. Lisa McGarvey was raised in North Dakota, but found her way to Oregon after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She joined Aloha Dog and Cat in 2001. As a veterinarian, Lisa enjoys being able to provide compassion and knowledge to her clients to allow them to make informed decisions for their pets care. Most of Lisa’s free time is occupied with her young family, a little boy and new baby girl, as well as two furry kids-a goofy yellow lab, Murray and equally goofy cat, Sam. When not adventuring with family, Lisa also enjoys running half and full marathons, snowboarding and hiking in this beautiful part of the world.


Lisa Thrower, DVM

Dr. Lisa Thrower has been with Aloha Dog and Cat since graduating from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She enjoys being associated with a hospital that can provide excellent health care and preventative medicine in a team atmosphere. Dr. Thrower has interest in general medicine, surgery and dental care, as well as BAER hearing tests of puppies. Much of her free time is occupied with her family of two young sons, her husband, along with two cats and a friendly whippet.


Amanda Messer, DVM

Dr. Amanda Messer grew up in northwest Georgia and knew early in life that she wanted to be a veterinarian. In 2005, she received her BS in Biological Sciences from Kennesaw State University. She and her husband then moved across the country to attend Washington State University where she received her DVM in 2011. Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. During her career she has developed a special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Amanda shares her home with her two pointers, Huck and Eva, and her cat Nima. In her free time, she and her husband like to camp, hike, bike, snowboard, and enjoy the great outdoors with their furry friends.


Caroline Bulloch, DVM

Dr. Caroline Bulloch was born in Tucson, Arizona and was raised in Tuscon and Albuquerque, NM. She received her undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College and her DVM from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 (Go Badgers!). She joined the team at Aloha Dog and Cat in December 2016. Caroline lives in the Bethany area with her husband, two young daughters, a large orange cat named Malcolm Rubert and loyal dog Lucy who comes to work with her each day. Caroline’s primary veterinary interests are internal medicine, preventative care and client education. Outside the clinic, she loves to be outdoors as much as possible–hiking or biking with her family and visiting the coast as often as she can.


Doug Gribskov, DVM

Dr. Doug Gribskov is a graduate of Oregon State and UC Davis Veterinary school, and is one of Aloha Dog and Cat’s founding members. After 37 great years here at the hospital, he has decided to try some other fun activities. He hopes to spend more time with his grandchildren, his tractor, his dogs, golf clubs, and skis. Though his status may be “sort of semi-officially retired,” we still may see him around if we need his great surgical skills, or just to tell us about what a great time he’s having and rub it in a little. We miss him, but wish him the best in his “semi-retirement.”