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We put great importance on experience, continuing education, and utilizing the latest techniques, equipment, and methodologies to deliver the finest veterinary care to your companion animal.
Jason Kimball, DVM
Dr. Kimball grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He initially enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology to Study electrical engineering but realized that was not his passion. Taking two gap years to travel the country, he worked outdoors with animals as a ranch hand in Montana and with a tree surgeon in Louisiana. He found his real passion was for preserving life and went on to graduate from New York University with a degree in biology and continued to a doctorate of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University Veterinary School.
After finishing veterinary school he built a reputation in veterinary medicine and emergency care via DoveLewis Animal & Emergency Urgent Care on the Oregon coast for two years, as well as from a practice in Silverton, OR, where he specialized in small animal and equine care for eight years.
In 2010 Dr. Kimball joined Dr. Sandra Smalley and the team at Edgewood Animal Clinic. He discovered a high quality of medicine and a wonderful clientele at the clinic that felt like home. Thus, he purchased the practice from Dr. Smalley upon her retirement in 2016.
Dr. Kimball loves what he does because he gets to be part of “the amazing bond between people and their companion animal family members.”
He and his wife Katy have three sons, two dogs, one cat and several koi fish. His family enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, traveling and volunteering.
Suzanne Leduc, DVM
Dr. Leduc grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. She attended Wayne State University in Michigan and earned a chemistry degree while managing an equine racetrack practice. She obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University and worked in a veterinary practice after graduation until she and her husband Scott moved to Oregon in 1991. She worked at McKenzie Animal Hospital, Springfield, and then became an associate veterinarian at Edgewood.
After some time away from the clinic while home schooling their son and doing veterinary relief work, Dr. Leduc was invited to rejoin Edgewood Animal Clinic in October, 2016.
Although Suzanne was initially drawn to veterinary medicine through her deep connection to animals of all sorts, she says “the meaningful human relationships complete me as a professional, and being back at Edgewood Animal Clinic fulfills and enhances my deep desire to make a difference.”
She and her husband Scott own a farm that, over the years, has included goats, turkeys, rabbits, cats, chickens, dogs, a cockatiel, and bees. Her first pet was an iguana. From there she graduated to dogs, horses and cats. She has shared her life with finches, lovebirds, cockatoos and cockatiels.
Suzanne is a skier, triathlete, sailor, and hiker. She loves to read, loves music, and walks with her family and dogs.
Lisa began working in veterinary medicine in 1997 and obtained her veterinary technician license in 2000. With experience in general practice, emergency and internal medicine, she has been happily employed at Edgewood Animal Clinic since 2007 as a CVT, patient care coordinator and most recently, office manager. The bond between people and their pets attracted her to this career — playing a part in enhancing the lives that people share with their pets is what keeps her motivated. Outside of work she loves hiking, camping, cooking and entertaining with her partner Greg. Their happy family includes their dog Dan, and three cats: Angelina, Delilah, and Poe.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Ariz has been a certified veterinary technician since 2014. Her interest in science and medicine plus her love for animals led her to Carrington College in California where she graduated in 2014 with an AS in veterinary technology. One of the things she enjoys most about her job is building relationships with clients and their pets, and supporting their special bond. She has two adorable chihuahuas, Cheese and Dorrie; and a rat, Buster. Her interests include baking, music and video games.
Patient Care Coordinator and Veterinary Assistant
Dawn began working at Edgewood in 2011 as a veterinary assistant and has since moved to the front desk as a patient care coordinator. She is passionate about caring for animals and helping their owners provide the best care possible. She shares her life with her husband, three children, one grandchild and a very happy home full of pets. Her pet family includes Jersey (standard poodle); Koda (Australian cattle dog mix); two rescue cats, Peanut and Snickers; and her rescue thoroughbred mare, Ollie. In her spare time Dawn trains horses and dogs; gives riding lessons; and loves to hike and explore new places
Certified Veterinary Technician
Diane has worked in the veterinary field on and off for more than 16 years. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado, in 2001. She has always loved animals and brought many different animals home so that she could care for them. She also grew up participating in 4-H with animals such as goats and sheep. Diane and her partner Stephen are raising two children, Paige and Matthew. Together they have a dog, Tanner; four chickens, Mable, JR, Feathers, and Yazzy; and two cats, Sasha and Tigress. They love hiking and rockhounding.
Veterinary Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator
Kristen has known since high school that she wanted to work in the field of veterinary medicine. In the process of pursuing that dream, she began working at Edgewood Animal Clinic in June, 2015, during summer break from the University of Oregon. She graduated from UO in June, 2017, with a bachelor’s degree in both molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; and anthropology with a biological anthropology concentration. As an undergraduate, she co-founded and served as president of the university’s Pre-Veterinary Medical Association. She also directed the campus drunk-driving-prevention service. Now Kristen works full time at the clinic while preparing to apply for veterinary school and spends her free time fostering animals for various rescue groups.
Patient Care Coordinator
Myles moved to Oregon and became a member of the Edgewood team in June, 2017. He has a passion for all of our four-legged friends and has always been drawn to nurturing and caring for them. Prior to joining Edgewood Animal Clinic, he worked as a veterinary receptionist for a year in California where he learned that he loves working with people as much as helping their pets. Outside of work, he and his wife have a bearded dragon named Excelsior. They plan on extending their family to include a house full of fluffy cats. Myles’s interests include astronomy, music and, of course, animals.
Sarah Brummell is currently attending Oregon State University and Lane Community College, working on completing her bachelor of animal science degree, while pursuing a medical degree in veterinary medicine. She has two daring, energetic dachshund mixes, Ryuk and Ryelee, who accompany her on all her adventures, whether it is hiking, swimming, or being a couch potato! She has an eclectic array of antiques, loves riding motorcycles, and has recently discovered a passion for snowboarding.
Veterinary Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator
Victoria was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Eugene in 2007. Since she was very young, she loved helping animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. While in California, she gained experience by working as a veterinary receptionist, and then became a veterinary assistant—where her heart has been ever since. She began working at Edgewood in September, 2007, where she loves to help educate clients and care for their pets. Victoria and her husband David have a daughter, a cat (Sylvester) and a dog (Agate). In her spare time she loves being with her family, watching movies, cooking, reading and taking walks.