We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Calapooia Veterinary Center. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at Calapooia Veterinary Center. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (541) 459-0900.

Dr. Joe Roberts

Dr. Joe Roberts was raised in Salem, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Science from George Fox University prior to attending Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school Joe began practicing at a mixed animal practice in Roseburg, Oregon, where he spent four and a half years honing his medical and surgical skills. He then moved to the drier side of the state and work another busy mixed animal practice. While in central Oregon, Joe focused on equine medicine and surgery while continuing to see small animal patients. In February of 2010, Joe and his wife Lindsay decided it was time to open their own practice.

Joe and his wife have one child, Addison. When not working Joe enjoys being an active husband and father. In his spare time, he likes bird watching, upland game bird hunting, road biking, and camping. When not taking care of animals at his office he is likely to be working on one of his own which consists of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 horses.

Dr. Joe maintains professional memberships in the American Association of Equine Professionals and the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Laura Bailey

Dr. Laura Bailey joined our staff in December 2012. Dr. Laura grew up in Southern California and attended veterinary school at Oregon State University. Dr. Laura practices small animal medicine and has a special interest in ophthalmology.
Dr. Laura and her husband, Paul (also a veterinarian), have three children. The family raises sheep and enjoys spending time together outdoors. We are very pleased that Dr. Laura has joined our practice.

Dr. Kasse Freeman

Dr. Kasse was born and raised in Sutherlin, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Science at Eastern Oregon University before attending veterinary school at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. Coming back to Sutherlin and giving back to the community who built her has been the ultimate goal. Dr. Kasse is a mixed animal practitioner but has a special interest in large animals.

She has one cat that has been with her during her educational journey. She enjoys spending time with her family, adventuring with her friends, riding four-wheelers at the coast, and paddling boarding.

Melissa, CVT

Melissa is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She grew up in Roseburg and earned her associate’s degree from Portland Community College. In her spare time, Melissa has one dog and enjoys spending time with her family and golfing.

Cathy, Office Manager/Veterinary Technician

Cathy joined our practice in March 2013. She brings many years of management and technician experience to our team. When you visit our clinic you may find Cathy assisting in procedures as well as working in the front office. We are lucky to have such a versatile team member! Cathy and her family live in Oakland.

Dede, Veterinary Technician

Dede came out of “retirement” to join our practice in 2014. In the clinic, you will find her assisting the doctors with equine and small animal patients.

Ashley, Veterinary Technician

Linda, Receptionist

Linda grew up in Redding CA and spent the last 25 years in Montana. While there Linda and her husbands were avid hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. After much consideration, in 2018 they relocated to Sutherlin to be closer to family.

They are thoroughly enjoying the area with their Dog “Cooper”. In her spare time, Linda still loves the outdoors, gardening, birdwatching, and her new hobby Crabbing and looking for Starfish.
Linda joined CVC in 2018.

Jimi, Receptionist

I was born and raised in Roseburg and its surrounding areas. At age 18 I moved and lived in Snohomish/Everett/Lake Stevens Wa for 10 years, then I moved to Portland and lived there for about another 10 years. I have recently moved back home mostly to be closer to family.

I first started working in the veterinary field when I was 19 at an animal hospital in Lake Stevens Wa. I started out as a hospital attendant but quickly got promoted to Vet Assistant. When I became pregnant a few years later I took some time off & went to school to become a pharmacy technician. I worked as a pharmacy tech for about 14 years, but when I moved back home I missed being in the vet field so I applied to Calapooia Veterinary Center, and thankfully they liked me enough to hire me!

I have a beautiful teenage daughter who is the absolute love of my life. She and I both have a thing for cats! We can’t ever get enough of them. My second favorite animal is the squirrel.

I love to camp, fish and you will always find me with a book in my hands on my time off!

Sandra, Veterinary Assistant