Meet Our Staff

Dr Sarah Cummings Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Dr. Sarah Cummings, DVM

Dr. Cummings graduated from Oregon State in 2003, and completed a mixed-animal internship in Prescott, Arizona. Since moving to Bend in 2006, Dr. Cummings has worked in private practice as well as for the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

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Dr. Debbie Putnam, DVM

Dr Putnam attended Auburn University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1992 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

Stephanie Wahlund LVT Head Technician Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Stephanie Wahlund, LVT, Head Technician

In 2005, I completed my degree and became licensed as a veterinary technician. I have proudly been caring for your furry family members ever since! While there are many challenging and rewarding components of my job, I have particular interest in critical care nursing and dentistry.

Lisa Rode LVT Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Lisa Rode, LVT

Lisa has been devoted to animals her whole life. She has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years, becoming a certified technician in 2010.

Misha Kirchmeier LVT Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Misha Kirchmeier, LVT

Misha is a licensed veterinary technician who earned her BS degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. At Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as a veterinary technician in surgery and anesthesia.

Erica Smith Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Erica Smith

Erica started in the animal medical field in Portland, OR in 1998. She moved to Central Oregon in 2004 for a change in atmosphere (sunshine!), but knew there was no way she wanted to change her career. She is currently earning her degree in animal science, and has plans to go on from there.

Lyssa Neff

Lyssa joined us in July of 2016 and has been a great addition to our team. Bio and Picture coming soon!

Columbine Standridge Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Columbine Clarke

Columbine has lived in Bend for almost 8 years. She is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician School through San Juan College. She will be able to take her test this fall. She enjoys working with all sorts of animals and getting to know their family as well!

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Elyse Loring

Raised in Washington, Elyse moved to Oregon in 2008. She attended Oregon State University in Corvallis and received her Bachelors of Science in Agriculture; minoring in both animal and equine science. Elyse moved to Bend in March of 2016 for a change in scenery and to explore her interests in veterinary medicine. Horses, horsemanship and horse psychology are Elyse’s primary interest. Elyse enjoys the positive working environment at RAH and looks forward to seeing where her career progresses.

Zachary Gray Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Zachary Gray

Zachary’s egg was hatched in the late 1970's in the far away, exotic land known as Virginia. Having been raised by wildlife, Zachary was fortunate enough to grow up with an in depth understanding of the animal kingdom.

Callie Magdziuk

Callie grew up in the great state of Colorado where her love for animals blossomed. She went to CSU and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and followed her heart to a doggie day care (the world’s best!) for 5 fantastic years. In the winter of 2012 she packed her bags and headed off for new adventures in Oregon.