Meet the Team

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Megan Gram, Executive Director - meganw@bendsnip.org

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Megan Gram is the Executive Director of Bend Spay+Neuter Project. In addition to her nearly ten years at BSNP, Megan has worked with a variety of national and international high quality high volume spay and neuter organizations including Emancipet, Animal Balance, and Humane Alliance. She is also the Central Oregon District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States and a local Ambassador for Animal Balance. Megan believes strongly in the power of partnerships and has founded two local animal welfare alliances in conjunction with the Humane Society of Central Oregon, The Central Oregon Cat Alliance and the Central Oregon Animal Welfare Alliance. In her spare time, Megan enjoys hanging with her three rescue dogs (two pitties and one black lab!), her three indoor cats, and acquiring new rescue animals to fill her new small farm!

Dr. Katie Bahr, DVM, Medical Director – medicaldirector@bendsnip.org

Bend-Spay-Neuter-Project-Oregon-Dr-Katie-BahrDr. Bahr grew up in Rochester, MN and attended South Dakota State University for her undergraduate education.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in April 2011.  She then completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Bahr then completed seven months of a surgical residency in Ohio before moving to Oregon in 2013 where she joined general practice for one year and worked closely with the local shelter.  Because of her desire to end pet overpopulation she has joined Bend Spay & Neuter Project as Medical Director.  Since starting at BSNP, Dr. Bahr has received additional training in both non-surgical sterilization and high volume, high-quality spay/neuter at both Emancipet in Austin, TX and Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC. She shares her home with three rescued dogs and her one eared cat Muffin.

 

 Rhonda Ahern – Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator– volunteer@bendsnip.org

Bend-Spay-Neuter-Project-Oregon-Affordable-Care-Rhonda-AhernRhonda grew up surrounded by the mountains of Montana and moved to Bend in 2009 with her husband and 2 daughters where she continues to enjoy and discover all of the mountains and trails that abound in beautiful Central Oregon. She has always had a passion for helping the community and is proud to be part of controlling the dog and cat population of Central Oregon through BSNP.

 Brinna Keillor - Executive Assistant - brinnak@bendsnip.org

Brinna has been a longtime fan of Bend Spay and Neuter. She started volunteering at the clinic in 2008 with her mother, Sissy, and two sisters. She took a long break from volunteering to study at the University of Oregon and teach English in Japan. When she returned from Japan, Brinna was thrilled to hear Bend Spay and Neuter was looking for employees. She joined the team in October 2016.

Alicia Odell - Front Desk Specialist - info@bendsnip.org

After being raised in Eugene, and living in Portland for school/work for several years, Alicia finally made her way to Central Oregon in 2014. Her love for animals began in middle school, when her parents got her a Keeshond named Moses, and she realized the therapeutic benefits to having a pet. After pursuing journalism and psychology in college, she realized her love of taking care of others, worked as a nanny for several years, and then made her way here to BSNP in the beginning of 2017. Her favorite part of the job, aside from seeing all of the cute animals everyday, is being able to help our clients and our community keep and take care of their beloved fur children. On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her chocolate lab, Jake, taking walks, photography, learning the guitar and reading.

Brittany Landucci- Veterinary Assistant 

Brittany has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Business and has worked with companies such as DreamWorks Animation, ABC Sports San Francisco / Bay Area and most recently, a fitness startup called Grow Fit. She is currently pursuing her Certification in Veterinary Technology and hopes to graduate in a few years. She and her husband Rick have lived in Bend for two years and reside with their two small dogs Oliver and Finnius Deschutes (who they rescued here in Bend!) and their gigantic cat Hemi.

Johannah- Recovery Assistant

Northwest native and animal lover by choice, Johannah has been in Bend for the last four years and enjoying every moment that this adventurous town has to offer! After graduating with her BS is Sociology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA she found her way to the Humane Society of Central Oregon and began her career in animal welfare. She recently received her certification in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington and is thrilled to be part of the BSNP team!

Best moments come when she is out on the trail with her two rescue pups, Zuma and Phillis. Johannah is very excited to work with the Central Oregon community and help bring awareness to the importance of helping to control the animal population.

Kristene Lake - Certified Veterinary Technician 

Teagan Howell - Relief

Bend-Spay-Neuter-Project-Oregon-Affordable-Care-Teagan-HowellTeagan was born and raised in Bend, Oregon. She graduated from Redmond High School in 2009 and took part in a veterinary assistant program in 2011-2012. Shortly after, she began volunteer work at Bend Spay-Neuter, before taking a Recovery Assistant position in the summer of 2014. Teagan is currently attending COCC and has moved from recovery into a relief position.

 Thanks for meeting the team! We’re passionate about what we do and we’re always here to help. So make an appointment and stop by Bend Spay & Neuter Project for your Bend spay & neuter services!