Exam Room Assistants

Exam Room Assistants are the right hand to our veterinarians during appointments. They bridge the gap between the clients and the doctor once they are in the exam rooms and take in your pet’s history. The ERAs keep the doctors moving between appointments by getting vaccinations, prescriptions and exam rooms ready.


Krystal Krystal began working for Rose City in April 2010. She is currently our Pharmacy and Exam Room Supervisor. She takes patient care very seriously and is always looking for new and better ways to make our patients feel more comfortable while they visit us, and to help educate clients about animal care. She has been in the animal field for a total of seven years. She is always on the hunt for new recipes to try out at home, and has an affinity for a wide variety of music, bad reality television, and traveling. She shares her home with three amazing cats, Buffy, O’Malley, and Penguin, as well as her husband and daughters, Audrey & Amelia.


Peter and Lenny Peter graduated from Oregon State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry. He has a strong desire to work with animals to preserve the human-animal bond. Growing up as an only child, animals were his siblings, and he is very interested in the emotional and psychological effect companion animals have on humans. Peter previously worked as a Kennel Assistant at Bush Animal Hospital in Eugene, OR, as a Veterinary Technician Assistant at the Oregon State Animal Isolation Laboratory, and has volunteered as a dog handler in the Iditarod Dog Race in Anchorage, AK. He is heavily into photography and music, is an Eagle scout, loves traveling, and is slightly obsessed with Duck football and basketball. He has a Brittany Spaniel, Violet, and an orange tabby kitten, Leonard.


Drea Growing up in Wisconsin, Drea spent her summers on her family’s cattle ranch in the company of many four-legged creatures. This upbringing began a lifelong love of all animals, which Drea has exemplified in her career and personal life as a pet-advocate and vegetarian. Working with animals for almost two decades, Drea has spent much of her career working with horses, but has a special interest in small animals. She studied Social Sciences and English at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and moved to Portland in 1997. She is enamored with all the natural beauty Oregon has to offer, and enjoys hiking/camping, reading, playing guitar, listening to music and horseback riding.


Arina For as long as she can remember, Arina has been an animal lover. She graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Organismal Biology and a minor in Psychology. During her time there, she volunteered with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, assisting in necropsies of pinnipeds and cetaceans found stranded along the Oregon coast. She also was involved in an ongoing research project that looked at predator-prey relationships between California sea lions and endangered salmonid populations in the Willamette River. Arina is passionate about Ethology, the science of animal behavior, and has fostered this interest through various internships.  Arina lived in Ya’an, China for 3 months doing behavioral research on the effects of mate choice and personality on breeding success in captive giant pandas. She interned at the Oregon Zoo, where she worked on various behavioral studies and published an original research project on the effects of natural substrates on increasing species specific behavior of captive northern white cheeked gibbons. While at the zoo, Arina assisted in training the polar bears and sun bears to urinate in specific areas, making it easier for keepers to collect urine for early detection of kidney disease. This increased her love and interest in behavior modification and training. She currently works part time at a dog training facility in order to add to her knowledge of the newest training techniques. Arina has a special place in her heart for pet rats and spends a lot of her free time with her rats Squeezit and Fausto..