Dr. Byron Maas is a graduate of Washington State University and has practiced companion animal medicine for 29 years. Bend Veterinary Clinic has been established as Central Oregon’s premier animal hospital and as a result of the dedication of Dr. Maas and his team, a multi-award winning clinic. Continuously providing exceptional medical care to the community, he also devotes his time and expertise to rescue organizations worldwide.
He promotes the human-animal bond through compassionate care, education, community outreach and medical programs in under-served nations. From his beginnings at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, Byron has always been passionate about animal welfare and improving the medical care in all species. He volunteered with World Vets in Honduras focusing on endangered species care and served many years with the Board of Chimps Inc. He was the first veterinary volunteer to establish the Esther Honey Foundation, the only veterinary clinic on Cook Island in the South Pacific, dramatically changing the lives of the people and their animals.
Dr. Maas is an advocate for humane animal population control with traditional surgical and non-surgical techniques. Worldwide, he has been at the cutting edge of injectable male sterilization with Zeuterin TM, educating his peers with injection technique training and field use. He actively serves as the Medical Director of Spanky Project USA, providing sterilization campaigns in Cuba and volunteers with Animal Balance providing high-quality, high-volume sterilization programs to developing nations and Hawaii.
Dr. Erin Miller grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After a one year internship in Equine Medicine, Dr. Miller moved to Pennsylvania and worked at a mixed animal practice for 13 years. Initially she worked with horses and farm animals, but switched to companion animals (primarily dogs and cats) in 2005.
She moved to Bend in the fall of 2013 with her husband JB and dog Raleigh, they feel completely at home in Central Oregon. Dr. Miller spent about six months doing veterinary relief work and getting to know the area before joining the team at Bend Veterinary Clinic in April of 2014.
Dr. Miller enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in surgery. She loves all animals and has enormous respect for the special bond they share with their owners. Although her experience is primarily with dogs and cats, Dr. Miller likes working with new species and is expanding her knowledge to include all exotic pets.
Dr. Tabitha Johnston was raised in Portland, OR. She attended Oregon State University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences and also received a minor in Chemistry. She then spent another 4 years in Corvallis for veterinary school and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She started practicing small animal medicine (dogs and cats) with relief work in the Portland area and then moved to Central Oregon in 2016 to be closer to family (and away from the rain!).
Dr. Johnston has a particular interest in dermatology as well as reproductive medicine (theriogenology). She was honored to present her research on estrus induction and litter size at the 7th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction in Whistler, Canada in 2012. She loves all animals, and is working to gain more experience with chickens and other non-traditional pets. She enjoys educating clients and helping their furry friends live up to the enormous role they play in our lives.
Tabitha lives in Bend with her husband, two boys- Aaron (4) and Lincoln (1), 3 cats (Carbon, Silver, and Meowi), a Lab-Vizsla Mix (Duke), a Chihuahua Jack Russell Mix (Diezel), two rats (Tip and Whistle), and a menagerie of farm animals. When she’s not working, she’s riding her Belgian Warmblood dressage mare, Takroos, or playing with her boys outside. She has never lived somewhere with so many blue sky days and intends on taking advantage of every single one!
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