TOWN AND COUNTRY ANIMAL CLINIC
Drs. John Jacobson and Laurie Johnson were classmates at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating together in 1990. Several times during veterinary school they discussed opening a practice together on the Southern Oregon coast. After taking associate positions in very busy mixed animal practices for a few years, they both felt they had gained enough experience and practical knowledge to start their own clinic. Dr. Johnson’s parents lived in Brookings and her mother was a real estate broker, who located the perfect property for them. The property was at the time an RV sales and service business with lots of room to remodel and expand. Dr. Johnson’s brother was a local contractor, who remodeled the building into a 4000 square foot veterinary clinic in 1993. The dream of Town and Country Animal Clinic became a reality, and it has been growing ever since! In 2008 we again remodeled and expanded our clinic in order to provide better service to our rapidly growing equine, small and large animal clientele. We encourage you to come visit our hospital and see what we have to offer the Southern Oregon and Northern California coastal communities.
Dr. John Jacobson
Dr. Jacobson started Town and Country Animal Clinic in 1993 with his original partner Dr. Laurie Johnson. He and his wife have 2 daughters who are currently attending Oregon State University (GO BEAVERS!). Dr. Jacobson’s wife, Amber started working as a receptionist at the clinic after leaving Fred Meyer, and is currently the office manager. Dr. Jacobson enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting, fishing, gardening and other outdoor activities. The Jacobson’s also spend time in Klamath Falls area, taking care of the cows and calves on their small ranch near Bonanza. While the number of animals have decreased since the kids have left home, they still have 5 cats, 3 dogs, fish, and of course, the back yard chicken flock, which provides fresh eggs to enjoy.
Dr. Katherine Neely
Dr. Katherine Neely grew up in the rustic high desert of Central Oregon where she first discovered her love of animals while helping raise and care for the livestock on her family’s small hobby farm. During junior high and high school, she was active in 4-H and was very competitive in showing Australian Shepherds and Golden Retrievers finishing numerous championships and obedience titles on her dogs.
During her undergraduate studies at Oregon State University, Dr. Neely participated in a research project involving small animal reproduction. In 2010 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelors degree and was able to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming a veterinarian when she entered Oregon State University’s college of Veterinary Medicine the following fall. Working in a small animal integrated medicine practice during summers and holidays while in college gave Dr. Neely the opportunity to learn how much she truly loved not only veterinary medicine, but also the personal relationships that are built on a day-to-day basis while helping clients care for their pets.
Dr. Neely joined Town and Country Animal Clinic in July of 2014. She has a special interest in small animal surgery, but enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.
When she is not working, Dr. Neely enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves to be outside running, hiking, mountain biking and exploring her new home here in Brookings Oregon. Katherine and her husband are active in their church family and share their home with a gentle and sweet English Setter named Destiny along with a fun-loving blind cat named Sampson.
Dr. Sadie Curry
Dr. Sadie Curry grew up in Creswell, Oregon amongst a menagerie of pets ranging from guinea pigs, rats, birds, dogs, cats, fish, pheasants,pigs, cattle, horses and goats. In high school she was involved in 4-H and FFA showing swine and horses, as well as competing in equine cutting events.
Equine interests drew her to begin her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. The draw of the outdoors and snow guided her to finish this degree at Montana State University, Magna Cum Laude. During college Dr. Curry both lived and worked at a mixed animal, primarily equine, veterinary clinic in Bozeman, Montana realizing that Veterinary Medicine was her calling. Dr. Sadie Curry received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, at Oregon State University in 2013 receiving honors for her excellence in Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Curry then completed a Small Animal Internship at Colorado State University with a focus on emergency medicine and proceeded to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico.
Dr. Curry joined the team at Town and Country Animal Clinic in November 2014 and is excited to in beautiful Southwestern Oregon. Weekends draw Dr. Curry into the forests and mountains to backpack, run, and swim.
Dr. Catherine Moore
Dr. Catherine Moore and her family come to us from Pullman, Washington where she completed the Veterinary Medicine Program at Washington State University
Dr. Moore grew up in the United States, Germany and Honduras. Wherever she lived her family had animals including dogs, cats, horses, birds and even monkeys while living in the rain forest. Prior to attending veterinary school Dr. Moore worked in emergency medicine and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. She also spent two years training dogs through positive reinforcement and two years working with therapeutic horsemanship organizations.
When not at work Dr. Moore loves to hike, bicycle, and camp with her husband Jacob and their three rescue dogs Brody, Ollie and Millie.
Dr. Becky Brandenburg
Dr. Becky Brandenburg started working at Town and Country Animal Clinic fall of 2016. She graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in May of 2015 and has been working in a mixed animal practice in Goldendale, Wa for the last year and a half.
Dr. Becky grew up in Swansboro, North Carolina with her family, dogs, cats, and horses. She completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Biology at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC. During her undergraduate studies, Becky played soccer and volunteered with the therapeutic horse riding program. During the summer, Dr. Becky worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic where she fell in love with veterinary medicine.
During her free time Dr. Becky loves to spend time with her pug Chloe and her two kitties. Running, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with friends are just a few things she likes to do. She is looking forward to exploring the local areas and getting to know all her new clients.
Dr. Jessie Holley
Born in Jackson Wyoming, Dr. Jessie lived in multiple states before her love of the West brought her back to attend Washington State University’s college of veterinary medicine (Go Cougs!). Dr. Jessie graduated cum laud from Cornell University (Go Big Red!) in New York where she was also a varsity swimmer. Her pre-veterinary training began while living in Florida where she worked in sea turtle medicine and rehabilitation. Now she cares for all creatures big and small with a soft spot for our rabbit patients. A veterinary graduate of the class of 2017, Jessie and Boyd can often be found swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, playing music, and enjoying the occasional beer.
Dr. Christopher Kelly
Dr. Christopher Kelly grew up in Longmont, Colorado where his family had a small farm. He raised livestock for 4-H and worked at a large horse ranch while growing up. Dr. Chris completed undergraduate studies at the University of Wyoming followed by a Masters of Agriculture from Colorado State University. He then graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 2016 and has been practicing at a rural mixed animal practice in John Day, Or for the last year.
Dr. Chris enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interest in small animal emergency medicine, surgery, and livestock medicine.
During his free time, Dr. Chris enjoys archery, camping, hiking, hunting, snowboarding, and spending time with his new puppy Faith. He is excited to see what coastal living is all about.