Meet the Neighborhood Animal Hospital team…

Dr. Kathi Helwig, founder and owner of the Neighborhood Animal Hospital, has been a practicing veterinarian since 1990. She specializes in helping families and neighbors take great care of their four-legged family members. She is always happy to give advice on the best ways to keep your pets healthy and happy as well as as providing excellent medical treatment to get your friends feeling better as soon as possible. Dr. Helwig has two dogs, three cats, two kids (in college right now) and a husband who is a graphic designer, front desk receptionist, and sometime web designer.
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Susan Bishop is our clinic's Veterinary Technician. Her love for animals shows in the care she provides our patients. When she is at home, Susan raises award-winning American Pitbull Terriers and has four dogs and two cats.
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Goodbye from Mel— I have had the pleasure of working for Kathi for 18 years. In that time she has taught me so much. I love my job. We have watched each other's kids grow up and go out on their own. Working together to make new staff enjoy their job and love the critters. I am going to miss Bill, Kathi, Chris and Robin so much. They have become my family. I am moving to where my son, daughter-in-law and my grandbaby are, to be with them, where I get to be full time grandma. i have waited a lifetime to have a grand child and I can't wait to be with her full time. I am going to miss all of our clients and their babys. Some of you I have known a really long time and some of you I have just met. It has been my pleasure to help take care of your kitty babies and your doggy babies. Thank you again Kathi for bringing me into you clinic. It is so hard to leave all of you at the clinic, but I am looking forward to the new adventure in my life with my family. I love you all. –Mel
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Tanya Henderson brings her experience as an excellent veterinary assistant to the Neighborhood Animal Hopsital from the Willamette Veterinary Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon..
Zack Hill is the newest member of the Neighborhood team. He assists the doctor, feeds the animals, and keeps the clinic clean. He graduated from McNary High School last Spring. Working at the hospital is helping him build his savings account and develop excellent working skills.
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Bill Helwig, the doctor's husband, who can most often be seen on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons holding down the front counter, also fills in the work schedule when needed and helps out in various ways to keep the clinic operating smoothly.