My Promise to My Customers
I believe that when trust, honesty, and fairness are given, these gifts are returned. My practice is oriented towards wellness and I enjoy a professional yet personalized relationship with my clients and patients.
I believe that being an advocate for the animal, while respecting my clients’ goals and needs, results in a unique and enjoyable client/patient relationship. I know that my clients help me in my pursuit to provide excellent patient care, and I welcome your suggestions on how I can better serve your needs.
My goal is to serve clients with integrity and understanding, and to serve patients with competence and compassion while providing state-of-the-art veterinary care, measured against high current standards. Quality equine care requires a knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive veterinarian.
His first few years of practice were spent in mixed and racetrack practice in and around Vancouver, BC. From 1998 -2005, he worked in Southern Oregon at a busy multi-veterinarian equine practice. Dr. Hills bought Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital in late 2005.
Dr. Hills enjoys his work and loves horses. He considers it a privilege to have their care and welfare entrusted to him. His particular areas of interest are preventative medicine, performance and lameness work ups, diagnostic imaging, surgery, reproduction, and ophthalmology. He also enjoys working as head/support veterinarian on endurance riding competitions.
Dr. Hills lives in Indianola with his wife Jennifer and their daughters Clara and Esther. He enjoys fishing, hiking, woodworking, and exploring the Northwest with his family.
After seriously considering making a career of riding, Dr. Smith started pre-veterinary course work in California and then enrolled in veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to the regular curriculum, she completed nine externships at some of the top equine hospitals and practices in the country.
Following graduation Dr. Smith accepted a surgical and medical internship at Oregon’s Willamette Valley Equine Hospital where she gained additional experience in anesthesia, pain control, surgery, hospitalization of critically ill patients, neurologic cases, emergency and trauma medicine, neonatal foal care, imaging, and other areas of modern equine veterinary practice.
Her significant other, Brad, is an internal medicine doctor for small animals. His office is in Tacoma, Washington. Between them they have three cats, one dog, and two horses.
Brittney works as a technician for both doctors in addition to working at the desk whenever she’s needed. Brittney graduated NK in 2010, and graduated Pima Medical Institute in 2011. She came to us after completing an internship here for Pima. She has been involved with horses her whole life, and doesnt expect that to change. Brittney owns 2 horses of her own, a grulla/white mare Justi, and her dun/white filly Nellie. When she isnt at work she likes to spend time with her boyfriend Joey, and there 2 dogs Simon and Frosty.
Tami is in our front office and is in charge of Client Service , she is most often, the voice you hear when you call the clinic. Tami comes to Sound Equine with a long list of life experiences that support her work at Sound Equine – including management and marketing.
Tami enjoys spending time with her husband John, their 3 grown children, and a brand new Grandson, Jackson. She owns an Appaloosa named Ruby – their favorite places to ride are at the Ocean and on trails, 2 Nubian Goats-Moffitt and Skagit, 13 Chickens and 2 Cats-Hoshie and Spike. Tami’s passion for supporting people and animals makes her a perfect fit for serving our clients as first point of contact and central command for the Sound Equine team.
Danielle has been in the veterinary field since 2003 and currently works as a technician for both vets at Sound Equine. She graduated from CKHS in 1998 and has been involved with horses since she was 5.
She has a QH named Cricket and a Welsh Pony named Blaze. When she is not working, she and her two daughters: Baylee and newborn Savanna like to go barrel racing. Her boyfriend Jake tags along too when he can.
Shelby had been involved with horses since she was eight, and graduated from Klahowya Secondary school in 2011. She competed in junior rodeo and continues to actively compete at amateur rodeos and barrel races all over the Pacific Northwest, and is currently the 2013 Miss Thunderbird Pro Rodeo Queen. She has three horses, a Quarter horse named Lulu, a Appaloosa named Star, and a Paint named Wildfire.
Shelby works as a veterinary assistant for both vets at Sound Equine. Aside of horses Shelby also likes to ride her quad and dirt bike, hangout with friends, play with her miniature Australian shepherd named Buckle, and spend time with her boyfriend Aaron.
Matt Olson is 20 years old and enjoys riding and training horses. He recently got his Associates Degree in Science from Feather River College in Northern California and went through their Equine Studies Program. He grew up doing rodeo, and more recently has gotten more in on the cutting and reining aspects of training. “I feel working with the staff at Sound Equine will make me better when it comes to horses.”
Matt is our newest Assistant at Sound Equine. He will mainly be doing our on call, and after hours work. If you have a horse in the clinic over night, Matt is your guy. We look forward to having him be apart of our team.