We, the staff at Meridian Park Veterinary Hospital, take pride in our devotion to the health and longevity of your beloved family pets. The passion we have for animals and their care is also reflected in our commitment to helping you better understand your pet’s medical needs. We are wholeheartedly dedicated to maintaining your pets’ health and we pledge to provide the same level of care that we would bestow upon our own animals. Our willingness to go the extra mile for you and your pets is unparalleled and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. James Shultz
James is a native of Oregon and grew up in the Portland area. He graduated cum laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Animal Science, and received his DVM from Washington State University. He decided to focus on small animal nutrition while spending post-graduate time working with the pet food company, Royal Canin, outside of London, England. After returning from Europe, James began practice as a managing partner at a multi-doctor small animal hospital in Portland. Now the owner of Meridian Park Veterinary Hospital, he hopes his knowledge and experience will help brighten the lives of the area residents and their pets. James has a great interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as behavioral and internal medicine. He enjoys working with exotic pets such as reptiles and other small mammals. When he is not working, you can find him snowshoeing, skiing, wakeboarding, horseback riding, and wine tasting. James and his wife, Betsy, love spending time with their 3 horses (Buck, Smokey, and Bailey), 2 dogs (Klondike and Molly), and 2 cats (Tonka and Cheeto). He enjoys having a practice in the Tualatin area as it affords him opportunities to enjoy the great outdoor activities Oregon has to offer.
Jynelle – Office Manager
Jynelle is excited to return to MPVH after taking time off to start a family. She has a passion for working with animals and their owners to ensure good health and a happy life together. She is married with two beautiful girls and two cats. Her interests include the culinary arts, helping out at her children’s school, skiing, camping and just maintaining a busy household. Jynelle also enjoys volunteering with the Portland Animal Welfare Team.
Aubrey – Practice Manager
An Oregon native, Aubrey graduated from George Fox University (Newberg, OR) with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She enjoys spending time with her two cats, Sam and Kira, going for walks with her husband, cooking, and training Sam to do new tricks. She looks forward to continuing to pursue the business aspect of working in a veterinary clinic.
Jessie – Head Receptionist
Jessie is a Gladstone, Oregon native who has attended Clackamas Community College pursuing both business, and nursing degrees. She enjoys spending time with her beagle, Gracie Ann, and cocker spaniel, Buster. In her free time, Jessie loves photography, road trips, running, as well as spending time with her family. In the future, she looks forward to marrying her boyfriend, and heading back to school to prepare for working in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Katie – Office Staff
A native of Wisconsin, Katie graduated cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has experience with birds and other exotic pets. Her own pets include two dachshunds, Porsche and Hemi, and a cat named Dutch. When not at MPVH, Katie can be found at concerts, hiking, or enjoying Portland cuisine with her boyfriend.
Brittany – Receptionist
Brittany is a native of San Jose California who grew up in the Sherwood area. When Brittany is not working at the hospital you can find her camping with friends, spending time at the beach and playing with her puppy Hazel. Brittany joined our team as a receptionist with hopes to become a licensed veterinary technician.
Megan – Veterinary Assistant
Megan graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in animal sciences. While she loves working at MPVH, she hopes to soon be accepted into veterinary school. Her passion for animals reaches back to her childhood and she has experience working with cats, dogs, horses, and wildlife. Her interests, aside from animals, are writing, painting, and photography. A common subject in her photographs is her cat, Gloria.
Joy – Certified Veterinary Technician
A native of Utah, Joy moved to Oregon and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2002. When she isn’t helping out around the clinic, Joy enjoys being with her two dogs, Chubacca and Blackberry, as well as sewing, music, dancing, and collecting botanical garden gnomes. She is looking forward to many more rewarding years of being a vet tech.