Trusted Veterinarians in Vancouver, WA


Roy Velardi, DVM

Dr. Roy Velardi graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Previously he received his B.S. and M.S in Genetics also from UC Davis. He completed an internship in equine medicine in 1988, and practiced equine medicine and surgery till 1994, when he arrived in the northwest to join a mixed animal practice. As demographics and caseloads changed, he became more interested and involved in small animal medicine and surgery. He has been the owner of Vancouver Veterinary Hospital since 2003. His wife Mary and sons Anthony and Nicolas keep him busy at home with her horses and their 4-H projects raising hogs and steers. There is always something to fix, treat or mend.

Emily Schoenrock, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Emily Schoenrock graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, and completed a year of extra training at a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Iowa State University in 2016. She completed two bachelor’s degrees before starting vet school: a B.A. in Mass Communication from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, East Bay. She was born and raised in the California Bay Area, but has lived and spent a significant amount of time in the Northwest, specifically the San Juan Islands. She enjoys hiking and walking with her old beagle, Jackie, as well playing squash, and spending time on and in the water, either swimming or sailing.

Becky Abernathy

Becky joined our practice in August of 2008. She is a part time student and full time mother of two boys Jake and Kyle. She will receive her Associates Degree Spring 2012. She previously was a professional jockey but has chosen an occupation with a lower physical risk. Her insurance company is grateful. She still enjoys riding horses, as well as other outdoor activities-skiing, hiking, camping, clamming, etc. Her sons are active in 4-H raising chickens and showing their Cattle Dog, Cooter. Her three cats, Scary Cat, Blackie Chan, and Sally really would rather not go to the show, thank you.

Amanda Wogmon

Amanda was born and raised in Lexington, KY. She worked for a Veterinary Clinic in Kentucky for over 16 years before moving to Vancouver, WA in 2014. She started working at Vancouver Veterinary Hospital in July of 2014. Amanda has a Veterinary Assistant degree from The School of Animal Science, Professional Career Development Institute. She also has a certificate reflecting that she successfully completed an educational course as a Hill's Veterinary Nutritional Advocate.
She grew up with a Shetland Sheepdog or three in the household, along with an American Cocker Spaniel, two Zebra Finch birds, a box turtle and Tessa an Australian Shepherd (pictured with her). Tessa moved across the country with her and they had such a great trip. Amanda had to say goodbye to Tessa in the summer of 2015, she lived to a wonderful age of 15 1/2 years old.
In September of 2015 she added a new addition to her family, and adopted a middle age Aussie from Western Australian Shepherd Rescue named Raylan from the T.V. series Justified.