Healing Paws Wellness Center is a unique veterinary clinic.
The experience you and your pet will have when visiting our clinic will most likely be different from previous trips to the veterinarian. The inviting and calm atmosphere helps dogs and cats feel comfortable and relaxed. Because we rarely perform invasive or unpleasant procedures, your pet quickly associates our clinic with a fun, treat-filled experience.
Dr. Elise Radebaugh
Dr. Radebaugh grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Her love for animals began with her familyís two dogs, two ferrets and a cat. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1998 with a Bachelorís degree in Biology. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2004. After graduation, she completed a rigorous one-year internship at a 20-doctor practice near Denver, Colorado. Dr. Radebaugh was trained in medical acupuncture at Colorado State University. This certification program integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern knowledge of the nervous system. Her homeopathic study was under Dr. Richard Pitcairn. She has a strong commitment to life-long learning and is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge. Elise enjoys volunteering for Pro-Bone-O, Feral Spay and Neuter Program and SARAs.
She and her husband moved back to Eugene in 2006. They opened Healing Paws Wellness Center in March of 2008. From telemark skiing and snowboarding to fly-fishing and hiking, they love spending time outdoors. They have four furry kids (two dogs and two cats): Rayne, Tucker, Juno and Jackson.
Dr. Brooke Jacoby
Dr. Jacoby grew up in a small town in the northeast corner of California. She began her journey into veterinary medicine as a child surrounded by dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Animal Science and then made her way to Eugene. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University in 2008. After graduation she worked as an associate veterinarian at a large multi-doctor small animal practice. She received her acupuncture certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, which focuses on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCVM) as well as integrating current scientific knowledge. She has recently begun training in veterinary homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn and will complete this course in February 2013. Brooke is passionate about her role in the parent-pet relationship and is excited about joining Healing Paws Wellness Center. She also enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Pro Bone-O and the Feral Spay and Neuter Program.
Brooke and her husband were ecstatic to welcome their daughter Adelyn in 2010 to their family. They also have furry children, Lena (the sweetest yellow lab) and two cats, Izzy and Sidney. Brooke and her family love spending time outdoors, and try to take full advantage of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Amy Wolfsen is a Eugene native who is proud to still call Oregon home. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and movement science and a minor in dance. Amy has always been drawn to holistic medicine. She has both studied and used alternative modalities for herself and her family. She has two human kids, Sadie & Nora, and one furry kid, Nesta the cat. She loves exploring nature with her girls, gardening, and dancing (even if it's just in the living room!).
In addition to her interest in holistic medicine, Amy has an extensive background in administration, accounting and customer service. From food service to real estate, Amy has worked in a variety of fields giving her a wealth of knowledge to help our busy clinic run efficiently. As clinic manager, she is responsible for the all the small details, as well as the big picture. Amy is a valuable team member and helps us achieve the vision of our practice.
Jamie Salata-Van Tassel
Jaime Salata-Van Tassel knew early on she would have a career working with Animals. Starting at age 14 she began volunteering a veterinary clinic on the Oregon Coast. After studying and running track at LCC, Jaime obtained her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Apollo College in Portland. She stayed in Portland for three years working at a busy downtown veterinary clinic. After a winter working as an elephant caretaker at Wildlife Safari, she came to Healing Paws. Animals are an important part of Jaime's life. She loves her morning runs with LadyBird and lap time with Ramen Noodle. As part of the Healing Paws team, she looks forward to helping you learn more about holistic modalities and how they can help your pets!