Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

Our Team

Canyon Pet Hospital Doctors & Staff

Dr. Bill Baucum

Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Bill Baucum has been with Canyon Pet Hospital since June 2012. He received his B.S. in Vertebrate Zoology from Memphis State University in 1980 and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He has worked in Virginia, Oregon and Tennessee as both a veterinary associate/partner and as an emergency/critical care veterinarian since 1983.

He enjoys connecting with clients and seeing to the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. Outside of work, he likes to travel anywhere/anytime he can! When home he plays trumpet in local groups and musical theatre. He also spends as much time as he can with his Golden Retriever, Sven.

Dr. Angie Abbey

Associate Veterinarian

Meet Dr. Abbey, a passionate and caring veterinary doctor who has been serving furry friends since 2006. She grew up in small town Oklahoma with the dream of becoming of veterinarian since she could ride a horse at the age of 4. She had numerous pets growing up from dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, horses, a pig, a ferret, and a mule named Chester. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. After graduation she worked in small animal private practice in SW Kansas and found joy in helping the community by working with the local Humane Society and a low cost spay/neuter organization for low-income families.

In 2015, Dr. Abbey followed her heart and moved to Oregon to pursue her dreams of working in a place that offered a perfect balance of nature and community. She loves spending time outdoors hiking, traveling, playing trivia, and hanging out with her wife and two pups Pete and Skipper.

Dr. Katie Nye


Dr. Katie Nye grew up in Central Oregon and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. During elementary and middle school she started volunteering at equine rescue ranches and wildlife rehabilitation centers, then later worked as a veterinary assistant in both general practice and emergency medicine.

She attended Oregon State University for both her Bachelor degree in Zoology and then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2020 and was a recipient of the AAHA Award for Proficiency in Primary Care that year. After graduation Dr. Nye moved to the Portland area and has been working in small animal medicine. When not at work, she enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and dog.


Kennel Assistant

Amber is our kennel assistant who started with us in May of 2022. She started in the pet industry as a puppy trainer and has since then gained a key interest in dog behavior and behavior modification. Amber’s ultimate goal is to pursue higher education in dog behavior and psychology, but for now she is working on learning all she can to keep your beloved companions comfortable and safe during their time here at the clinic. She is particularly passionate about the consequences of mislabeling and has a key interest in dog confirmation and sports. She holds a particular soft spot for all the American bully’s and Pitbull mixes that come into the clinic, as she has 2 at home that she absolutely adores. When Amber is not at the clinic, she is with her dogs going on outdoor adventures or spending her time reading, playing video games and finding fun recipes to try at home!


Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon! 



I have loved animals all my life and have raised a menagerie of pets over the years. So, in order to help people take care of their beloved pets, I chose to be a part of the veterinary profession.



Taryn is a lifetime Oregonian, native to the Portland Metro area. Taryn has always had roots in medicine,
receiving her associate degree in medical assisting (humans) in 2013. But she ultimately ended up managing a
dog daycare/boarding facility for 8 years shortly after graduating. In September of 2023 Taryn decided to
marry her 2 passions together and join us here in veterinary medicine. Taryn enjoys traveling with her family
and rescue pup Rosco, reading and beachcombing for sea treasures in her free time.



Mandy has been in the veterinary industry for 8 years, starting as a receptionist and recently achieved her credentials as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has a strong love for all animals, especially dogs and cats. She has a passion for dentistry, and enjoys educating clients of the importance of oral hygiene in pets. In her spare time, she is traveling, spending time outdoors, or home with her husband, dog (Chevy), and 2 cats (Cheeto and Bean).


Veterinary Assistant

Bret joined the field of veterinary medicine in 2019 to explore a career closer to her heart. As a dedicated cat  owner herself, Bret understands the profound bond between humans and their furry companions, as well as the balance that exists between their well-being and companionship they provide us. Bret is a compassionate and skilled veterinary assistant with an empathic approach to caring for animals and supporting their owners in this regard.

Beyond her work in the clinic, Bret is a loving parent to her young son, passing on her passion for animals and nature. When she’s not busy tending to pets, Bret can be found indulging in her hobbies of rock hounding in Oregon and Washington rivers, or biking the lovely neighborhoods around the City of Portland.


Veterinary Assistant

Tahtiana is a veterinary assistant that just moved to Oregon all the way from Arizona. During high school, she attended the East Valley Institute of Technology for veterinary assisting and graduated from the program in 2016. She has a history in working in general practice, and really enjoys learning and growing in her skills and knowledge, as well as helping owners and patients to give them the best care they should receive!

Tahtiana had a love for animals of all kinds, including dogs, chickens, ducks, and cats; all of which she had had as pets. When she is not at work, she enjoys being with friends and her kitten Bluebell, going to concerts, and thrifting. She looks forward to meeting you all and getting to know your furry companions!


Veterinary Assistant

Ashlyn is a Veterinary Assistant with 2 years experience in emergency animal care and is passionate about trauma cases
and emergency surgery. She is excited to learn about general practice and the importance of preventative care. She has
2 cats and a dog, is a full-time plant mom and loves to be outdoors when it’s warm and loves crafty projects like building
Legos and doing puzzles.


Veterinary Assistant

Angelica grew up in Washington but has always been in love with Oregon, so finally decided it was time to
move. She started in the veterinary field about 3 years ago. Almost 2 of them spent at an emergency animal
hospital. But before that, she was a zookeeper for 2 years. She has a soft spot for all exotic animals, including
the Ball Python and Bearded Dragon, and her 2 domestic longhair cats. She loves all cats, especially the spicy


Veterinary Assistant

Taylor has worked in Veterinary Medicine for three years, beginning the year after COVID’s lockdown. She quickly rose the ranks and became a trained surgical nurse after just a few months. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Organizational Leadership and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Currently, her goal is to earn her Veterinary Technician license to provide the utmost care to her patients. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys spending time with her three cats: Chewy, Georgie, & Jack. She also enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, going for walks, and having “Girls’ Nights” with her friend’s Labrador, Bella, whom she often dog-sits.


Veterinary Assistant/CSR

Hi, I’m Taylor a veterinary assistant here at Canyon Pet Hospital with 4 years experience in the veterinary field. I have always been drawn to the world of veterinary medicine. From a young age, my love for animals was evident, often trying to persuade my mom to let me keep just about every stray animal I found. This childhood passion blossomed into a fulfilling career that I wholeheartedly adore. I grew up in Sunny Southern California and that is where I was lucky enough to meet a man that loves animals just about as much as I do. We got married and moved to Indiana.

After spending five adventurous years in Indiana and collecting a few pets. We both felt the pull of the west coast’s beauty and the desire to be closer to family, prompting our return back west. I wear many hats here at Canyon. Being a versatile team member is something I pride myself on. You may see me up front in a customer service role, assisting the doctors with exams, and more recently and excitingly in surgery.


Veterinary Assistant/CSR

Melissa comes from San Diego, CA (LET’S GO PADRES) and has been working in veterinary medicine since 2013 as both a veterinary assistant and receptionist. She has worked with a variety of animals ranging from small mice to bears. Melissa is in school pursuing her dreams and hopes to work as a zookeeper.

She takes pride in her work and has had a lifelong passion to work with animals. She genuinely loves interacting with our clients, often you will hear her sharing a personal pet experience to help ease anyone’s stress or heartbreak. When given the opportunity she takes the time to educate clients, helping make a positive impact on the pet parent’s life and pet. Melissa loves all breeds of cats and dogs, but specifically loves golden retrievers and dalmatians. When a dalmatian walks through the door, she will always try to find a heart shaped spot. But let’s be honest, nothing will compare to her favorite animal, a killer whale!

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When Melissa is not working, she is at home catching up on reading, binge watching I Love Lucy or Boy Meets World, and journaling for hours. She shares her home with 2 bunnies, a dog, and kitty. During her free time, she can be found spending time with her husband and going out on adventures, nature hikes, road trips, or just being a homebody.


Hospital Administrator

Meet Christy, our compassionate and experienced Hospital Administrator with a heart for furry friends. With over 15 years in the industry, Christy’s journey began in 2006, diving into the world of animal care with a smile that has never faded. She spent 7 years in general practice, soaking up knowledge and honing her skills before venturing into the specialized realm of animal dermatology.

At the core of Christy’s passion lies her dedication to nurturing client relationships and empowering petparents through education. Nothing brings her more joy than witnessing the progress of her  beloved canine and feline patients, guiding them towards healthier, happier lives.

When she is not in the clinic, Christy can be found on the sidelines of her daughter’s sporting events, cheering her on with unwavering enthusiasm. On weekends, you’ll catch her adventuring through the woods, soaking in the beauty of nature, or simply enjoying quality time at home with friends and family.

Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed