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Our team

Thank you for supporting City Pets Vet! Meet our veterinary team below.


Get to know the City Pets Vet Team

Dr. Carol Hurn
Dr. Hurn, Medical Director

Dr. Hurn was born in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Purdue University After graduating, she decided to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She attended Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and focused on preventive care, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Small animal dentistry became one of her biggest areas of interest while working at a family practice for 12 years in Columbus, Ohio and she is very proficient at handling tough dental cases, easing the discomfort in pets that can come from dental disease. She and her husband relocated to Portland in 2009. They had visited Oregon and were drawn by the vibrant arts, music and food scene, proximity to the ocean and mountains, friendly people and the active lifestyle, and chose to make this their forever home. In 2012, she opened up City Pets Vet to serve the SouthWest Portland neighborhood.

Dr. Margaret Sidells
Dr. Margret Sidells
Dr. Margaret Sidells is a passionate and skilled veterinarian who graduated from the prestigious University of California, Davis in 2018. With almost five years of experience under her belt, she has become an expert in feline medicine, surgery, Fear Free practices, and pain management. Dr. Sidells prides herself on making visits to the vet a positive experience for all parties involved, including pets, clients, doctors, and technicians, by implementing Fear Free techniques and emphasizing clear communication with clients. In her free time, Dr. Sidells enjoys cooking, traveling, and taking motorcycle rides. She recently returned from a trip to Egypt and Jordan. One fun fact about Dr. Sidells is that she moved from the California Bay Area to Portland for the rain and blueberries. At home, she shares her life with three cats named Ben, Bames, and Gimme, whom she trained to shake paws for a cookie treat.
Dr. Carol Hurn
Keri, Practice Manager

Keri has followed her passion for caring for pets and their people for almost 20 years. She has been in leadership roles for the past 8 years, helping to develop great veterinary teams that focus on compassionate care and quality medicine, and is now dedicating this expertise to partnering with Dr. Hurn in making City Pets Vet the Vet Clinic of choice for Southeast Portland. In her free time, she likes to backpack with her chihuahua Widget and her growing family. She also loves to volunteer in the Portland community, help rehab harbor seals, and take walks to Mt. Tabor park and watch the dogs play.

Dr. Carol Hurn
Megan, CVT
Meet Megan, a valued member of our team and a dedicated Certified Veterinary Technician with a remarkable 14-year tenure in the field of veterinary medicine. Megan’s extensive experience and passion for animal care make her an invaluable asset to our team.

With her comprehensive knowledge and expertise, Megan ensures that our furry patients receive the highest level of care and attention. Her commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine allows her to provide exceptional support to our veterinarians and contribute to the overall well-being of our animal companions.

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Megan enjoys exploring the great outdoors. Hiking with her loyal companion, Dego, is one of her favorite pastimes, as it allows her to connect with nature while keeping both herself and her furry friend active and healthy. When she’s not embarking on outdoor adventures, Megan finds relaxation and rejuvenation at the spa, indulging in some well-deserved pampering.

Additionally, Megan finds solace and joy in trips to the beach. Whether it’s soaking up the sun, enjoying the sound of crashing waves, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, these beach getaways provide Megan with the perfect escape from her busy schedule, allowing her to recharge and unwind.

Megan’s dedication to her work, coupled with her passion for outdoor activities and self-care, exemplify her well-rounded and balanced approach to life. Her commitment to the well-being of animals, combined with her personal interests, make her a valuable member of our team, providing compassionate care and contributing to the overall positive atmosphere in our veterinary practice.

We are truly fortunate to have Megan on board, and her expertise, experience, and genuine love for animals enhance our ability to provide the highest quality care to our furry patients.

Dr. Carol Hurn
Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant

Jen is a highly skilled veterinary assistant with a passion for animal care and wellness. With an impressive 10 years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.

When Jen is not assisting our veterinarians and providing compassionate care to our furry patients, she enjoys spending quality time with her loving family. She has two adorable cats named Ophelia and Nic, who are cherished members of their household. 

Outside of work, Jen leads an active and adventurous lifestyle. She enjoys playing and coaching soccer.  Exploring nature’s beauty is another passion of hers, and she frequently embarks on hiking adventures to unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors.

Jen’s creative side shines through her hobbies, as she enjoys crafting macrame plant holders and wall hangings. She finds solace in the intricate patterns and the meditative process of creating unique pieces. Moreover, she loves traveling with her family, seizing every opportunity to explore new places, cultures, and experiences.

Jen’s dedication to the well-being of animals, combined with her diverse interests and warm personality, make her an invaluable asset to our veterinary team. Her commitment to exceptional patient care and genuine compassion is evident in all her interactions, and she continually strives to make a positive impact in the lives of both pets and their owners.


Marissa is a dedicated and experienced Veterinary Assistant with a passion for animals and a wealth of knowledge acquired over her six years in the field of veterinary medicine. Her journey began with a deep-rooted love for animals and a desire to make a positive impact on their lives. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to providing compassionate care and support to both the animals and their owners.

Outside of her veterinary work, Marissa enjoys a variety of hobbies that reflect her vibrant personality. An avid reader, she immerses herself in books that span a range of genres. Nature also calls to her, as she finds solace and excitement in hiking through scenic trails, forging connections with the natural world around her.

Marissa’s appreciation for rest and relaxation is evident in her love for napping. She understands the importance of rejuvenating both the body and mind, ensuring she’s always ready to face the challenges of her dynamic profession. 

But perhaps her biggest passion is her four-legged companions. Marissa shares her home with an adorable mix of dogs and cats, each with a unique personality and charm. Pig, Millie, Chip, Queso, and Chula are more than just pets; they’re beloved members of her family who bring endless joy and love to her life.

Marissa’s dedication to animal care, coupled with her vibrant passions, make her a cherished member of the veterinary community and a remarkable person in every aspect of her life.

Whitney, Veterinary Assistant

Whitney has been helping pets stay healthy for the past 6 years. She always takes the time to take care of each pet like it were her own (and she takes great care of her own kiddos!). She works hard and chooses to spend all her available work days helping pets as a Veterinary Assistant. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and pets and watch Outlander. 

Dr. Carol Hurn
Cassidy, Veterinary Assistant
Cassidy and her dog Bleu make an amazing team when it comes to adventuring! Whether it’s hiking in the mountains, exploring new parks, or just taking a walk around the neighborhood, those two are always up for an adventure. When she’s not out exploring with Bleu, she loves to spend time at home with her cat Jimmy, reading books, making candles, and crocheting. She’s also incredibly dedicated to her studies, majoring in biology with the goal of becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine. She has a passion for animals!
Andrea, Veterinary Assistant
Andrea is a compassionate and driven individual whose heart beats to the rhythm of paws and tails. As she navigates the path toward becoming a veterinarian, Andrea has been diligently working toward this goal. She excels academically, taking courses that provide her with the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in veterinary medicine. Her dedication extends beyond the classroom, as she has worked with our team during her school breaks for the past 2 years, gaining hands-on experience and building a network within the veterinary community.

While Andrea is passionate about her future profession, she also values the importance of family. She cherishes moments spent with her loved ones, whether it’s a cozy dinner at home or an adventurous outing. Her family’s support has been a constant source of motivation, reminding her of the importance of compassion and connection, not only in her personal life but also in her chosen career path.

As she embarks on her journey toward veterinary school, Andrea’s devotion to animals and her dedication to her family continue to guide her. She envisions a future where she can make a positive impact on the lives of countless pets and their owners, providing expert care and unwavering support. Andrea’s story is one of passion, determination, and the unbreakable bond between humans and their furry companions.

Sarah, Kennel Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Dr. Carol Hurn

Bio Coming Soon!

Dr. Carol Hurn

Introducing Elyce, a valuable member of our team and a skilled Veterinary Assistant with three years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine. Elyce’s passion for animal care and dedication to her work make her an indispensable asset to our practice.


With her compassionate nature and extensive knowledge, Elyce provides crucial support to our veterinarians, ensuring that our animal patients receive the highest level of care and attention. Her hands-on expertise and attention to detail contribute to a seamless and efficient workflow, allowing us to deliver exceptional service to our clients and their beloved pets.


Outside of her work, Elyce embraces an active and creative lifestyle. She can often be found exploring the great outdoors, hiking alongside her faithful companion, Nori. Together, they venture into nature, soaking in the beauty of the surroundings and enjoying the bond that comes with shared adventures.


When Elyce is not out exploring the wilderness, she enjoys the vibrant city life of Portland on roller skates. Gliding through the streets, she effortlessly embraces the urban energy while indulging in a fun and invigorating activity. Roller skating not only keeps her active but also serves as a way to connect with the vibrant community around her.


Elyce’s creativity extends beyond her outdoor pursuits, as she also has a passion for painting. Immersing herself in the world of colors and canvases, Elyce finds solace and expression through her artistic endeavors. Her paintings reflect her unique perspective and artistic talent, capturing moments of beauty and emotion.


In addition to her professional and active pursuits, Elyce is a devoted pet parent to two adorable cats. She understands the joys and responsibilities that come with caring for furry companions and brings that empathy and understanding to her work every day.


Elyce’s experience, compassion, and diverse interests make her an invaluable member of our team. Her commitment to providing exceptional care to animals, combined with her adventurous spirit and artistic flair, create a dynamic and positive atmosphere within our practice. We are grateful to have Elyce as part of our team, and her contributions ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care and attention they deserve.