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VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital

VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital

1445 NW 185th Ave | Aloha , OR 97006

Call 503-924-7316
Monday 6:30am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday 6:30am - 9:00pm
Friday 6:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Bone & Joint Surgery (Orthopedics)
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • In-house Lab & Pharmacy
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!

At VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat and other pets. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

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David Barno

Medical Director
DVM, University of Minnesota

Dr. Barno was born and raised in Minnesota and received his degree from the University of Minnesota in 1980. He began his career at Rock Creek Animal Hospital and continues to enjoy the long term relationships with clients and their families whether they have 2 or 4 legs, fur, feathers or scales. In the photo he is holding Henry, who became a family member 26 years ago.

David enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and has special interests in surgery, dentistry, birds and reptiles.

David and his wife Linda live in Hillsboro and have three children. They keep busy at home taking care of the cattle, horses, tortoises, dogs, cats, birds, etc. A good reason to pursue a veterinary career when you have always had so many critters.

Outside of work David enjoys outdoor activities and good friends.

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Christine Brennan

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Oregon State University

Dr. Brennan received her Bachelor's degree from Idaho State University, where she was a member of the women's basketball team. She then came home to Oregon to obtain her veterinary degree at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and quickly joined the team at Rock Creek. Her special interests include: dentistry, ultrasound, laparscopic procedures, and wellness education.

Dr. Brennan lives on her family's cattle ranch in north Hillsboro, where she still gets to dabble in some large animals. She enjoys every moment she gets to spend with her wonderful family in such a beautiful place, even though the chores never cease.

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Marie Higel

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Colorado State University

Dr. Marie Higel is an Arizona native, has always enjoyed veterinary medicine, and takes pride in supporting the bond that clients share with their pets. While working towards her degree in veterinary medicine, she was a veterinary technician for over 10 years. She earned her degree in veterinary science from the University of Arizona in 2003. She then went on to earn her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2007. Her interests include surgery, emergency medicine, and exotic animals including aquatic species. She moved to Oregon in the summer of 2007, and happily joined Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2009.

Outside of work, Dr. Higel enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their 2 dogs and 3 cats. She also bides her time with cooking, amateur nature photography, and enjoying all the ocean beaches, rivers, and lakes the Northwest has to offer.

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William G. Pemberton

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Colorado State University

Dr. Pemberton was born and raised in Colorado. He attended Colorado State University for both under graduate studies and veterinary school, graduating in 1978. After briefly practicing in California, Bill moved to Oregon in 1979. In January 1982, he and his current business partner, Dr. Dave Barno, purchased Rock Creek Animal Hospital. They have expanded the practice to include eight associates. In addition to internal medicine and surgery, Bill has a strong interest in veterinary ophthalmology.

Bill and his wife, Christine, have two sons, Blake and Derek. They share their five-acre property in Banks with three dogs and a cat. When not working, Bill enjoys golf, running and travel.

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Greg Robbins

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

After completing his clinical year at the Royal Veterinary College at Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Greg Robbins graduated from St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies, with a DVM. He has an interest in small animal medicine, exotic and wildlife medicine and research. He currently has one cat at home.

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Marsha Simon

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Oregon State University

Dr. Marsha Simon was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, and moved to Hillsboro when she was nine years old. She attended the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in geology. She earned her veterinary degree from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 2000 as a member of Phi Zeta, a veterinary honor society.

Dr. Simon has been at Rock Creek Animal Hospital since shortly after her graduation in 2000. She believes in maintaining the highest standards in veterinary care. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rafting and spending time with her family, including her four cats – Martin, Junior, Mousey and Big Kid.

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Jerry Voorhees

Associate Veterinarian

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Scott Weller

Associate Veterinarian

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