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. Prior to opening the practice in January, 2019, Rob had already opened two veterinary hospitals, worked as a marine mammal biologist, obtained a Master’s in Public Health, conducted global health research as a Fogarty Fellow in Latin America, and worked several gigs as an emergency room doc in various busy veterinary hospitals. Dr. Flecker built upon a model of providing convenient high-quality urgent and wellness care for pets. MetroVET provides superior patient care and a great client experience in a clinical environment for highly trained and experienced veterinary professionals to work alongside each other and thrive.
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. “Helping pets is where my heart is. It always has been and always will be. I hope to continue to grow my skills, which is why I love working at MetroVET”.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Marirose was born and raised in Oregon. After volunteering for three years at Multnomah County Animal Shelter, she worked at various veterinary hospitals while attending classes to complete her veterinary assistant certification. Besides animals, she’s passionate about being at the ocean, surfing and kayaking. “For me, there’s nothing better than spending the day at the beach with my friends and my Great Pyrenees, Gus, ending the day playing the guitar and singing around a fire”.
Sam graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in international business. He speaks fluent Italian and Spanish (as well as English), and provides assistance with our website and social media. Sam continues to explore ways to enhance the online client experience. He 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. When not utilizing his creative juices, you’ll likely find him shredding some powder on one of several mountains in the Cascades or Rockies.
Peter grew up in the southwest hills of Portland. He attended Oregon State University as an undergrad and moved back to Portland to advance his education and to be closer to family. He has a strong work ethic and brings with him a sense of caring and enthusiasm every day. “I was surprised at how much I enjoy working in the veterinary field and especially working at MetroVET. It’s more than just a job, it’s a great way to help animals and their owners”.
Rosie was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico and has called Oregon home for the past six years. She has over a dozen years of experience as a veterinary technician, both as an ICU/ER tech and in general practice. As she says, “The comfort and care of my patients are very important to me. I enjoy working with all species, from dogs and cats, to birds and exotics.” Rosie spends her free time training raptors. She’s a certified wildlife rehabilitator and a licensed Falconer. She shares her home with a bearded dragon, Nacho, two parakeets, John and June, and a Red Tailed Hawk, Anubis.
Client Care Director
Morgan has extensive communications background and has worked as a veterinary client care coordinator for over three years, bringing to the job unmatched passion and a keen ability to help others. Her soothing demeanor is a calming force in our often busy front office. She loves camping or heading to Hood River for the day with her son, Braxton, and fiancé, T.C., usually grabbing their two dachshunds, Tido and Nalah, for the ride.
Client Care Associate
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. Brooke enjoys outdoor adventure and the zany cultural aspects of what Portland offers. When she’s not helping clients and their pets, you might find her whitewater rafting a local river, or maybe at a local comedy club or museum.
Mary has worked in the veterinary field since 1992, as a receptionist and a business manager. She is a fourth generation Oregonian with a BA in Geography from the University of Oregon, and with additional training in accounting. An avid reader, Mary consumes books by the dozens each year. Mary works out everyday, enjoys her walks with the family dog, and cooking gourmet healthy cuisine solely for her husband’s delight since her son’s now off at college. As Mary puts it: “I enjoy supporting small, non-corporate veterinary clinics that focus on the patient first.”