Dr. Greg Stanchfield, lead veterinarian at Cornell Center Animal Hospital, is a 1983 graduate from the University of Minnesota. He came to Oregon in 1984 to practice emergency medicine at Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital. In 1996 he served as president of the Board of Directors of Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
Dr. Stanchfield has also served on the board of directors of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and served as the treasurer of the Washington County Veterinary Medical Association. He started Cornell Center Animal Hospital in 1996 because he "wanted a job he didn't have to retire from." He lives in Beaverton with his wife Julie, and sons, Jordon and Tristan. In his spare time, Greg likes to golf and is most fulfilled with the time he spends with his family.
With her roots in eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia, Dr. Emily Beck has the ability to illicit looks of wonder and amazement when on the telephone with her relatives. Her consonants drop, vowels start to stretch for 3 or more syllables, and phrases that come from deep, deep inside can be heard (i.e. "Tha Lor ha mercy", "O, bless your 'art", and "I suwanne" [swear]). It was a long way from there to Illinois and high school, college, and the University of Illinois Veterinary School (graduating in 1980).
Two years of small animal practice in Chicago led her to a position at the Dove Lewis Memorial Emergency Hospital in Portland. After 4 years, the last two as chief of staff, her body craved a regular sleep cycle and she left for daytime practice. She worked full-time until her first child was born in 1994. Cutting back to part-time, changing her name from Blaylock to Beck, and having a second child two years later were some noteworthy events to follow.
Dr. Sheaffer received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1990 and has worked in the Portland area since then. Dr. Sheaffer has a special interest in wildlife medicine. When not working, she shares her life with her husband (also a veterinarian), 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, fish, and several birds.
Dr. Veronica Verdoliva became a licensed veterinarian in Europe upon graduation from the University of Bologna, Italy in 2002. After completing a 1 year clinical rotation at OSU she became a licensed veterinarian in Oregon in 2010. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children and her cat, Furio.