Preston Turano, DVM – Medical Director – Dr. Preston grew up in Yorba Linda, CA with an early introduction to Veterinary Medicine. His parents, tired of the snow and cold in Ohio, migrated to California in the 70’s to open a family run veterinary practice. His first experiences were working in the kennel, then assisting with the patients, and finally earning the grades to gain acceptance into vet school. He returned to his Midwest roots to attend the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where he met his future wife Dr. Nell. After graduating in 2002, he began practicing with a focus on internal medicine for companion pets.


Dr. Preston continues to practice high quality medicine while also leading the team as Medical Director of Lombard Animal Hospital. He enjoys maintaining the neighborhood atmosphere at LAH by interacting with his clients and patients on both a professional and personal level.

At home, Dr. Preston spends time with his 15-year old friend Coors the cat, his bird Homie, and Gomez the tortoise. He can be found making lots of noise on his guitar when Dr. Nell is not home. When spending time together, they are usually hiking, biking, kayaking, snow-sporting, and enjoying the good food and drink we have here in the Pacific Northwest.

Nell Ostermeier, DVM – Dr. Nell is originally from a small farm in central Illinois where she developed her affinity for helping animals at a very young age. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 with a focus on small animal and exotic animal medicine. In 2007, she moved to Portland with her husband Dr. Preston and their faithful companions – 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, a rabbit and a tortoise. Nell and Preston came to the Great Northwest in search of a veterinary practice to call their own and a chance to pursue the many outdoor activities that they enjoy. The pets agreed to come along for the ride!


Dr. Nell is a foodie and also believes in good, high quality nutrition for her patients. It was nutrition and whole food supplementation that actually led Dr. Nell to explore more advanced alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture and herbal formulas for her patients. In 2010, Dr. Nell completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Course including 150 hours of classroom work and 60 hours of internship, followed by a written and practical certification exam. Since that time, she has expanded on her education through attending international conferences and by becoming an educator for IVAS. She has been a teaching associate from 2013 – 2015 and will continue her involvement as an educator as well as an active member of this dynamic international organization. Dr. Nell leads the Integrative Medicine Program at Lombard Animal Hospital, offering a variety of traditional and natural veterinary modalities. She combines her original education in Western Medicine with her passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to achieve the best results for her patients. She is happy to work with almost any companion pet including dogs, cats, rabbits, small mammals, reptiles, birds and the occasional barnyard species.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Nell enjoys outdoor activities based on the seasons and loves to sit in a café with a delicious cappuccino on rainy days – or really any day. She works hard to practice what she preaches by staying fit, eating healthy, and paying attention to her health and life balance. She has a terrible case of the travel bug and is always looking forward to her next adventure with Dr. Preston.

Laura “Stuie” Meriwether, DVM Associate Veterinarian – Originally from San Diego, Dr. Stuie recently moved to Portland to be closer to family. She obtained her Bachelor degree in animal science from California Polytechnic State University in 2007. She then received her veterinary degree from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She chose to become a veterinarian because she enjoys the problem-solving aspect of medicine and the fact that every day brings something new. She also loves how it allows her to nurture the bonds between people and their animals by helping them live healthier and happier lives. She enjoys the many different areas of veterinary medicine, especially preventative and wellness medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery.


Outside of work, Dr. Stuie‘s favorite activities include hiking, playing board games with friends, trying new coffee shops, and knitting. She also tries to enjoy as much time as she can with her own menagerie of pets, which include her cat, Io; her dogs Quincy and Opal, and her cockatoo, Brandi.

Victoria Colby, DVM –Originally from San Diego, Dr. Victoria grew up on a ranch where she fell in love with animals at a young age. But first pursued massage work and healing arts in human-medicine before recognizing her calling to heal animals. While at Lombard, Dr. Victoria will seek mentorship in acupuncture and continue Integrative Medicine in exotic companion animals. She is currently completing an osteopathic manipulation course in order to perform chiropractic services for pets.


At home, she has two black cats: Onyx, and Obsidian whom she rescued from the Caribbean and California; and a red mare named Annie. In her spare time, Dr. Victoria plays music from West Africa and Brazil, playing with local Brazilian bands Samba Alegria, and Maracatu PDX. She also loves to hike and spend time outdoors, as well as cuddle up with kitties and read a good book.


Amanda Marketing & Client Care – One of the few PDX Natives on the team, Amanda started at LAH in 2011 as a Receptionist after attaining a Dental Assisting certification in 2010. Amanda ‘s role has grown as much as LAH has grown itself! She now leads our Social Media and Web Marketing programs, as well as providing some much needed Office Support on the Leadership Team!

Outside the hospital you can find Amanda spending time with friends and family, taking trips to the coast, working on art projects and taking dance classes at Hip Hop Soulsation Academy.

Sherry Veterinary Assistant – An East-Coaster at heart, Sherry grew up on the outskirts of Boston where she spent much of her childhood near a farm, nurturing her love for animals.Through her journey, she has found three main passions in life: animals, art, and therapy. Sherry was a veterinary assistant for seven years when she took a break to attend Portland State University where she completed her BS in Liberal Arts with a strong focus on Psychology, not to mention a minor in Women’s Studies and Art. After graduating PSU, Sherry was drawn back into the veterinary world and found herself at Lombard Animal Hospital! She also works part time for a chocolate factory and interns with an art studio for art therapy! In her free time she enjoys going to the coast, hiking, rode trips, camping, riding bikes, art, hanging out with her cats and friends, and baking/cooking delicious vegan food!

Lee Receptionist – Lee came to LAH after a long career as a Registered Nurse with a focus on helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system. Raised in the Midwest, his journey took him across the South before landing in Portland. Lee shares his home with his husband, their “last” cat Frankie, and her fish tank. He enjoys the area’s many parks, active social scene, hanging out with friends, and baking cookies and pies.

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Alese Practice Manager – Alese originally came to LAH in October 2011 as a Veterinary Assistant, after receiving a certification in 2009. With 6+ years of experience in pet industry retail, Alese’s responsibilities at LAH have grown to include Inventory Management, while she continues her role as a veterinary assistant. Before coming to LAH, Alese helped to foster, rehabilitate and rehome over 50 dogs!

When she’s not helping hold down the fort at Lombard, Alese spends time holding down her own fort consisting of her three children, one husband, two dogs, two cats, one bearded dragon, two turtles and many fish.

Katrina Flow Coordinator – Katrina was born in southern California. After soaking up the sun for 18 years, she moved away to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University where she earned a Bachelors Degree in English with a Minor in Equine Science. Horses have always been her main hobby and passion! After years of working for horse trainers and in the large animal field, she has come to Lombard to develop her skill set with small mammals!

In her free time she enjoys riding and caring for her horse, reading, and playing with her dogs.

Erica Lead Receptionist – Erica has worked in nearly every aspect of the pet industry, including product manufacturing and sales, animal training, veterinary services, and as a writer. Her thousands of hours of volunteer work in the Portland area include rescuing, fostering, sheltering, legislation, training, and advocacy focused on improving pet’s lives.
With a lifelong focus on animal training and studies in conflict resolution, Erica believes in the power of positive reinforcement for both pets and people. She lives with her North Portland-native husband, a cat, and a dog who trains in agility and freestyle. In her free time, she enjoys organic gardening, classical music, and glass art.

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