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 Bachelors 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 medicine 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.


Denise, Receptionist

Denise was born in Portland, Oregon. She and her family now reside on their ranch in Oakland. They have a variety of Quarter Horses, dogs and cats. Denise moved to Oakland from Custer, South Daktoa. Prior to working at CVC, Denise worked in an equine hospital in Gilroy, California. In her free time, Denise is an avid gardener, birdwatcher and enjoys life on the ranch.


Melissa, CVT

Melissa is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She grew up in Roseburg and earned her associates 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.


Ruthe, Technician Assistant

Ruthe was born and raised in the Roseburg/Sutherlin area. She has past experience with both large and small animal practice and loves to help wherever she can. At home in Roseburg she has two high energy dogs to keep her busy on her days off.


Kailey, Receptionist

Kailey’s favorite part of working at Calapooia vet would be interacting with our pet patients, and getting to know great clients. Most days you’ll find her greeting and checking out clients. In her spare time she enjoys riding quads, hiking, and spending time with her two little children and her two dogs.


Ron, Facility and Grounds Caretaker

Ron started working with us at Calapooia Vet in September 2016, he was born in Reedsport Oregon but has lived most of his life here in Sutherlin. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and three dogs camping. Prior to working at Calapooia Veterinary Center he spent several years doing lawn, and building maintenance.