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Meet our Doctors and Team

"Gidget" Dr. Z and Brandy's doggie

​Gidget is BVC's greeter and she loves saying hello to all our clients and their furry friends!

Dr. Brett Ziegenbalg, Practice Owner

 

Dr.  Ziegenbalg, Dr. Z, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Environmental Biology.  He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and is a member of Phi Zeta.  He worked as an associate in small animal practice and emergency/critical care settings after graduation for 7 years.  In 2007 he and his wife designed and started their own small animal medical and surgical practice and grew it into a very successful practice which they sold in 2014 after deciding to pursue their interests in a new setting.  Dr. Z has special interests in preventative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, ultrasound and endoscopy.  He loves the challenge of being proactive rather than reactive and trying to prevent problems before they happen.  He enjoys staying current on the latest information and techniques in veterinary medicine and surgery.  Dr. Z considers it a great privilege to take care of his patients, interact with and help their owners and provide longevity and quality of life for his patients, a.k.a family.  Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife Brandy and 7 year old daughter Elise in the outdoors: running, biking, snow skiing, camping and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Dr. Z plays violin with Elise and loves attending her ballet classes.  They have a toy poodle named Gidget, and Elise is hoping to adopt a kitten and a puppy in the near future.

Dr. Mark Story (Relief Veterinarian)

Dr. Storey received a degree in Zoology and doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota.  He practiced as an associate in Wisconsin and Colorado before becoming a practice owner of Academy Animal Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.  Dr. Story was a practice owner for 26 years before semi-retiring and moving to Portland, OR.  He has also worked with Veterinarians Beyond Borders in Gangtok and Bylakuppe, India.  Dr. Storey has special interests in soft tissue, orthopedic, laser surgery, geriatric care and acupuncture.  In his spare time he enjoys cycling, hiking, cross country skiing and roller blading.  BVC is proud to be able to call on Dr. Storey for relief if needed.

Dr. Victoria Brooks (Relief Veterinarian)

Dr. Brooks received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin– Madison. After graduation, she practiced in South Carolina before moving to Portland, OR with her husband. She enjoys getting to know clients and their pets, and finding amicable solutions to their medical problems. Dr. Brooks loves surgery and is very passionate about spaying and neutering. She works part-time at a local animal shelter performing surgery and corrective dentals. In her spare time, she enjoys learning about and pursuing interests in everything from website development to real estate and property management.  BVC is proud to have Dr. Brooks to turn to for relief help.

Meet our Team

Burlingame Veterinary Clinic's team are experienced at taking care of patient and client needs.  

Brandy Ziegenbalg, Practice Manager

Brandy, Dr. Z's wife, has loved animals since she was very young. She has many years of experience in all facets of companion animal veterinary practice.  Brandy attended Baptist School of Nursing in 2006 and became a surgical technician and worked in human general, orthopedic and ophthalmic surgery for 5 yrs.  Brandy and Dr. Z married in June of 2006 and later had their daughter Elise in 2010. Brandy was the practice manager in their former practice in Arkansas which she and Dr. Ziegenbalg built and started in 2007.  Brandy enjoys getting to know all the clients and their furry companions when they come and visit at the clinic. You might even catch their Toy Poodle (Gidget) in the clinic and their sweet daughter Elise, who loves to help with the clients and their pets.

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Brenda Hilliker

Brenda moved from California to Oregon in 2001.  She has been working in the veterinary field since 1999.  Brenda joined Burlingame Veterinary Clinic in October 2004.  She enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets.  During her time off she enjoys spending time with her family and friends while having game nights, camping and going boating.  Brenda and her husband recently had their first baby boy (Tyler) in 2014 and they share their home with Spencer the cat.  BVC is glad that Brenda is still a part of the team!

Head Receptionist

Honey O'conner

  

Honey has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 as a customer service representative and joined Burlingame Veterinary Clinic in May of 2014. And yes, that is really is her given name. She loves connecting with clients and their furry loved ones while providing excellent customer service. When Honey is not working she enjoys gardening, sewing, and spending time with family including her cocker spaniel, Doc.  Honey is a big part of BVC, we are proud to have her!

Veterinary Technician

"Bee" Onderdonk

Bee joined our team in 2013 and came from a clinic in Northwest Portland.  She also resides in NW Portland with a 9 yr old pit bull, 3 yr old cat and a 16 yr old niece.  Her compassion for animals started at a very young age; taking in pets in need and has been an advocate for animal welfare ever since.  We are honored to have Bee apart of BVC's team!

Veterinary Technician

Kristin Magnia

   

Kristin came to work with the BVC team in February of 2016.  She is a native Portlander and has been working in the Veterinary field for 14 years.  Above is a picture with her lab mix "Mark" who is 13 years young and her kitty "Randy".  She also has a shy orange tabby cat named "Simon" and a black kitten whose name is "Randy".   Kristin has been married to her wonderful husband Martin for 15 years.  She and Martin love to go swimming, hiking, camping and canoeing in their spare time.  Kristin takes pride in caring for all her patients and enjoys her job.  We are very happy and lucky to have her on our team!

Veterinary Technician

Rosie Berger

      

Rosie moved to Portland 3 years ago after attending Vet school in Edinburgh, Scotland. She started working with us in April 2016.   She has over 10 years of veterinary medical training and has worked with wildlife, exotics, large animals and companion pets.  She lives in North Portland with her boyfriend and 2 cats and their new addition a little miniature dachshund puppy named "Franky". She is pictured here with her sweet kitty "Crash" and front left to right, Brody, Crash and little Franky. On her days off she enjoys live music, sunny days at Sauvie Island and grilling out.  She is very devoted to animal care and enjoys getting to know clients and their pets.  We are super happy to have had her join our team here at BVC!

 Diana Wang

   

Diana started working at BVC in May this year.  Pictured above is her and her doggie "Dexter" and Dexter with Diana's finance Bryan in his backpack.  She is a perpetual student, animal lover of course, hiker, plant hoarder, PDXer and she is terrified of spiders.  We are so glad to have her on our team!

Exclusive Offer

Referral Program

If you are a current client of BVC's and are happy with your pets care with us, please tell a friend and we will reward you with a $25 credit on your account!  Your friend will also receive a 20% discount on their first office visit/exam fee!  


We are now accepting Care Credit,
if interested call us for more details


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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am Closed
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 12:00pm Closed