Ashley was born and raised in the California bay area. She moved to Portland in 1992. She always dreamed of working at a veterinary clinic. When she moved to Portland she asked her sister who was already working in the field, who was the best veterinarian in Portland. Her sister replied, “Pat Huff” at Pet Samaritan Clinic. Ashley got her chance at Pet Samaritan Clinic and worked there for the next 19.5 years, working closely with Dr. Patricia Huff who became her mentor. Ashley worked in every facet of the clinic over the years; she also raised her two sons at the clinic. She has been very active in animal rescue and an advocate for the homeless and their pets. After Dr. Huff passed away Ashley decided to fulfill a promise she had made to Pat and finish her college education. She left Pet Sam for 5 years to peruse her schooling and received her Bachelor of Arts from Marylhurst University. Ashley has returned to Pet Samaritan to work as the Assistant Hospital Manager.
She now lives in Portland with her childhood best friend and now her husband Dennis. Between the two of them they have 2 sons (Jonah and Myles) and 2 daughters (Isabella and Liliana). She has 3 beautiful grandsons - Cash and his twin brothers Jaxson and Jesse. Her household also is home to 4 cats (Nathaniel Hawthorne DePauw, Tiny Chuck Biscuits, Tiny Lord Valentino and Kit Harington) and 2 dogs ( a yellow lab named Fly and a Boston Terrier named Boone). Plus they have 2 really old goldfish!
Come in and meet Ashley, she is one to make you and your companion feel part of the Pet Sam family.