Experienced, Professional, Personable VeterinariansMeet Our Northeast Portland Veterinary Clinic Team
Our experienced team of veterinary professionals love what they do and will always ensure the highest standards of medical care for your pet. We collaborate with area specialists ensuring that your pet receives the highest standard of care.
Robert Flecker, DVM MPH
Dr. Flecker is the visionary behind MetroVET. He has a broad background in veterinary medicine, establishing and operating two previous veterinary hospitals, practicing as a veterinary radiation oncologist for four years, and working several years as an emergency room doc. Rob also has an advanced degree in public health and conducted zoonotic disease research as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow in Peru. Before becoming a veterinarian, he worked in Alaska as a marine mammal and fisheries biologist for NOAA. His goal for MetroVET is to ensure superior patient care and a great client experience. He and his wife share their home with a mischievous terrier.
Tiffany S., RVT CVT
Lead Veterinary Technician
Tiffany brings a wealth of experience, practicing in California and Oregon for almost 20 years. She is especially adept in anesthesia, and also has years of experience in neurology, emergency medicine, and surgery. Tiffany is a competitive triathlete and brings the same level of focus to her athletic endeavors as to her job.
Technician Assistant (vet student in training)
Cam, is currently entering his third year in veterinary school, focusing his study on emergency medicine and urgent care. He spends his summers and holidays as one of our most enthusiastic lead tech assistants, providing a high level of care to our patients, while gaining valuable clinical experience he can pair with his academic study.
David has over 10 years of experience working as a veterinary technician working in hospitals in Southern California, Florida, and Arizona. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Management, he realized his passion working with animals. He has a strong background in radiology, cytology, dentistry, and anesthesia, and he and his partner share their home with two cats.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Before joining the team at MetroVET, Marirose worked at various veterinary hospitals while attending classes to complete her veterinary assistant certification. She also volunteered for several years at Multnomah County Animal Shelter and has always had pets She and her partner are soon to be parents and share their home with two dogs.
Certified Veterinary Assitant
Autumn has been working in the veterinary field for the past seven years, including two years as a veterinary assistant in Yokosuka, Japan. She studied biology in college and is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program with the intention of specializing in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. She provides attention to detail and strong organizational skills and shares her house with dogs, cats, ducks, and a chicken.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Dalila entered the veterinary field over four years ago, working as a veterinary assistant for day practices before entering the fray at MetroVET. She loves the excitement and the variety of urgent care and emergency cases that we see at MetroVET and brings a solid technical skill set with proficiency in patient care and client education. Además, habla español con fluidez.
Technician Assistant/Client Care
Hailey comes from a family engaged with pets and animal welfare. From a young age, her older sister, a veterinary technician, brought her under her wing as a veterinary technician assistant. Since then, she’s developed not only exceptional client communication skills, but a deep understanding of the importance of the human-animal bond and just how vital pets are to our daily lives.
Peter is currently an undergraduate student attending Portland State University . Once he began working for MetroVET, he changed his major from business to biology and plans to enter the field of human medicine. He has a strong work ethic and brings with him a sense of caring and enthusiasm every day. He grew up with several pets including his family’s Boxer.
Morgan has worked as a veterinary client care coordinator for over three years. She has extensive communications background and brings to her job an unmatched passion and keen ability to help others. Her soothing demeanor is a calming force in our often busy front office. She and her family share their home with two rambunctious dachshunds.
Liana grew up in Ithaca, New York in a household of Newfoundlands. She is currently attending the University of Oregon, majoring in anthropology with a minor in Mandarin, and spends her summers and vacation breaks working at MetroVET. She can help you with just about any question you have and during these times of COVID has brought a steady calm to our front desk.
Brooke grew up on a farm in Georgia with horses, chickens, peacocks, pigeons, rabbits, dogs and cats. She volunteered at various animal shelters in Macon, GA before moving to Oregon four years ago. Previous to working at MetroVET, she managed a dog daycare in Portland. She plays an instrumental role as our client care coordinator, and she and her partner share their home with one naughty cat.
Mary is a native Oregonian with a degree in Geography but special training in accounting. She has managed several veterinary clinics for the past thirty years and is the one person responsible for keeping our lights on. Mary has always worked for small, non-corporate veterinary clinics that provide more personalized care and focus on the patient first. She and her husband share their house with a dog and a Yellow Gecko.
Sam has a degree in international business and a minor in Italian. He speaks three languages fluently (Italian, Spanish, and English), and provides assistance with our website and social media. Sam co-writes our blog, Pet Care Perspectives, and is currently developing online multi-media material to help pet owners better understand disease conditions, especially those requiring urgent care.