Veterinary Staff

Amber, CVT

Practice Manager

Amber was raised in Bend and graduated from Bend High School. Throughout school she was involved in 4-H where she raised sheep, and then while in FFA she raised pigs and sheep.  She also competed in equine endurance competitions with her National Showhorse.  In 1999 Amber began working at High Desert Veterinary and received on-the-job-training and in 2003 earned a Certified Veterinary Technician license.  Amber enjoys spending time with her family, her 7 dogs and outdoor sports and recreation.

Haley, CVT

Haley was raised in Bend and has always loved working with animals.  She attended Central Oregon Community College for 2 years with a focus on microbiology, anatomy and physiology.  In 2009 Haley began an online veterinary technician program through San Juan College and also started to receive hands-on training at High Desert Veterinary.  In 2012 Haley earned a Certified Veterinary Technician license.   She enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs.


Mandy grew up in the small state of New Hampshire where she attended the state university and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science.  After graduating she felt the pull of the west coast and relocated to Bozeman, Montana for several years before finally settling in beautiful Bend.  Mandy has spent several years as a professional dog trainer and is now excited to expand her knowledge into the veterinary field.  Mandy enjoys her free time exploring the outdoors with her husband and their three dogs.


CJ moved to Bend and joined the High Desert Veterinary team in 2011.  She has a special interest in wildlife and holds state and federal licenses to do wildlife rehabilitation.  Her patients are mammals and birds, with the majority being raptors.  As a young girl she always wanted to have a wild horse and she now has five, which roam free on range land in Eastern Oregon.


Scarlett has lived in many different states but has always considered Bend her home.  Growing up in Central Oregon she has enjoyed the wide open nature where she spends most of her time taking her two dogs on adventures.  Scarlett has always surrounded herself with animals, whether its fostering kittens, working with horses or just enjoying the company of her own animals.  She hopes to expand her knowledge with the opportunity the clinic has given her to one day get her veterinary technician certificate.