Meet the Team

Education

Years in Practice: 42

Education: D.V.M Colorado State


Dr Tom Holechek, DVM

Owner

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Dr. Holechek received his veterinary medical degree from Colorado State in 1975, graduating number 8 in his class. He started his career working in Western Oregon, Myrtle Point, Vancouver and Tillamook. He moved to the Molalla area in 1979 working as a dairy manager before  buying South Clackamas Veterinary services in 1990. Dr Holechek is proud to be part of the growing dairy industry and serves many dairy farms along the I-5 corridor. When he isn’t working he spends time on his own farm with his wife Vicki who is our bookkeeper he enjoys being with his grandchildren. 

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Education

Years in Practice: 26

Education: D.V.M Washington State

BS Science Idaho College

Dr. Jennifer Swanson, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Swanson is a graduate of Washington State’s University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Originally from Caldwell, Idaho, she practiced both equine and small animal medicine at various clinics in the Bosie valley before moving to Molalla. Dr. Swanson has been an associate veterinarian with South Clackamas since 2015. Her hobbies outside of work include horse back riding, tending her farm, reading and being with her family. 

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Education

Years in Practice: 16

Education: D.V.M Oregon State/WSU

BA of Biology Whitman College 

Dr. Andrea Duvall, DVM

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Associate Veterinarian

Dr Duvall earned her veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2000. Her early years were spent working in emergency and reproductive practices around Oregon. In 2010 she settled in Molalla and became a part of South Clackamas Veterinary. She offers advanced acupuncture and brings holistic treatment ideas to the clinic. In her spare time she helps with her husband in a co-owned custom knife business. She has one border collie named Belle and a kitty affectionately known as “Momma kitty.”

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Debbie 

Front Manager/Receptionist

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Debbie is the face of the clinic and is the friendly voice behind the phone when you call. She has had over 20 years experience in the veterinary field as first a nurse and now receptionist. She came to South Clackamas Veterinary in 2011 and has never left. Outside of work she likes spending time with her husband and gardening. She keeps us all on our toes and keeps the clinic running smoothly.Outside of work she has a passion for landscaping and she enjoys spending her time with her husband and two little girls. 

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Josie 

Receptionist

Josie joined the front of house team in March, 2016. Her duties include answering the phone, helping check in clients and working with clients. Before moving to Molalla, she lived in Reno and worked at Klaich Animal Hospital for 9 years as a receptionist.  

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Amber 

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IT/ Veterinary Nurse

Amber has been with our team on and off for 6  years. She is our computer whiz and works to keep all the inventory straight in the clinic. She also often assists with surgery, routine care and works up front as a relief receptionist. Amber is enrolled in a veterinary technician program and hopes to earn her technician license in the future. She spends her days off with her daughter, Ellie, husband and her two dogs. 

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Deanna C.

Back Manager/Veterinary Nurse

Deanna has been with South Clackamas for a little over 2 years. Her passion is large animal work and anything goats. She is in charge of all the ordering at the clinic and keeps the back running like a well oiled machine. When not at work Deanna breeds and trains Border Collies for competition herding and runs a sheep farm in Canby. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program and is set to graduate in 2018 and become a licensed veterinary nurse. 

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Cadie

Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist

A graduate from Colton High school, Cadie has been with us on and off since 2015. At the clinic you can see her smiling face up front helping Debbie or helping Dr. Holechek in exam rooms. Her passion is horses and she spends most of her free time riding.  She is very active in the NRA and travels all over the Northwest participating in rodeos with her horse, Angel. 

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Brittany

Kennel Assistant/ Veterinary assistant

Brittany has a nac for keeping things running behind the scenes. Her dedication to her work keeping the clinic is tip top shape can’t be matched. Her duties include cleaning kennels, holding pets, helping vets and nurses and about a million other things. She joined our team in early 2017. Brittany breeds and shows  bluetick coonhounds and has been doing so for over 13 years. Her lines have won numerous awards through the years. She also enjoys riding horses and currently owns a Quarter horse named Halo and a Thoroughbred named Endeavor. 

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Gail, CVT

Licensed Veterinary Nurse 

Gail is the newest member of our team. She comes to us with over 20 years experience in the field. She loves cats and is known as a “cat whisperer” in the clinic. Although she only works here part time her skills and knowledge are invaluable.  She has a small farm outside of work were she raises cows, and owns horses, and has dogs and cats. 

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