Trusted Pet Care Facility
Knowledgeable Team of Vets
La Pine Animal Hospital has been proudly serving Sunriver, Bend, La Pine, OR, and the surrounding area since 1992. Our dedicated doctors and staff are here Monday through Saturday to better serve you and your furry family members. Come in and meet us today!
Meet Our Team
Gordon Pickering, DVM
Doctor Gordon is a native of Montana, where he grew up on a ranch that raised cattle, hogs, and hay. His first job, not including irrigation, haying and slopping hogs, was stacking boards on the green chain. He fulfilled his pre-veterinary requirements during his three years at Montana State University in Bozeman. Gordon was then accepted to Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, earning his DVM in 1987. His first veterinary job, alongside his classmate and wife Dr. Julee Pickering, was in John Day, Oregon at a mixed animal practice where they worked together for two years. He and Julee landed in La Pine in 1989 and together they have owned the La Pine Animal hospital since 1992.
Julee Pickering, DVM
Doctor Julee has practiced small animal medicine for 28 years. Julee’s childhood was spent on a hay farm in Eastern Colorado caring for dogs, cats, horses, and goats. She graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Gordon and Julee have owned La Pine Animal Hospital since 1992 and have turned it into a successful, thriving practice. Julee’s veterinary interests include behavioral science and internal medicine. She loves interacting with furry critters and their loving parents. They have two children, Emily and Kyle, as well as menagerie of four legged kids including three dogs, two cats, nine horses, and two miniature horses.
Lani Voyles, DVM
Doctor Lani was born in La Grande, Oregon and spent some time in California before returning to central Oregon. As a little girl, she used to follow the family vet around while he treated her cats, dogs, and horses. At the age of five she declared she would be a vet and the rest is history. Her first job at the age of twelve was working for a local veterinarian as a kennel girl. She kept this job until leaving home for college. Lani earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Oregon and received her veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 1996. She worked all over central Oregon including Redmond, Prineville, Bend and Sunriver before landing at La Pine Animal Hospital in 2005.
Dr. Kristy Hall D.V.M.
Doctor Kristy was born and raised in Eugene, OR. Starting at age 10, Kristy knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Raising, training, and riding horses was a large part of Kristy’s younger years, which sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. She completed an undergraduate degree at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR. After earning her veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2011, she moved South to Carlsbad, CA to complete an internship in small animal medicine and emergency. Kristy enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a strong interest in dentistry and dermatology. After living in Mount Shasta, CA for the past four years, she is excited to become an Oregonian again! Kristy enjoys all things that Oregon has to offer, especially outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Her other hobbies include cooking, baking, running and CrossFit. She lives with her husband, a labradoodle, a border collie cross, and 3 cats.
Get Your Pet Checked!
All kinds of animals have a special place in our heart. Our team would love to partner with you in caring for your furry friends. It is our joy to see them healthy and well taken care of. Call our customer representatives at (541) 536-2001 to book a pet check-up with one of our veterinary experts.