Doctors

Barb Crabbe, DVM Practice Owner

Dr. Crabbe is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. She also did graduate work in biomechanics at UC Davis, where she studied patterns of locomotion in exercising horses.

Dr. Crabbe is a contributing editor to Horse and Rider magazine and a frequent contributor and member of the advisory board for Dressage Today magazine. Her articles have won numerous American Horse Publications awards, and in 2007 she saw her book Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine published by Sterling publishing, a large New York publishing company.

She is an avid dressage rider and competitor with several ODS and USDF regional championships on her resume, and is a graduate with distinction from the USDF-L judges program. In addition, she is a former board member of the Northwest Equine Practitioners Association and the Oregon Dressage Society.Her particular interests are management of the performance horse in competition, and reproductive technologies including artificial insemination and embryo transfer.

She lives on the PCS farm property with her husband, Bob, a board certified veterinary internist, and two daughters Katie and Jamie. The family is completed by two rescued dogs, and a large herd of horses and ponies.


Jennifer Posey, DVM, CVA, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Posey is a graduate of Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined PCS in 2004 after spending several years as an associate veterinarian at a busy ambulatory practice on the East Coast.

She is interested in all areas of equine medicine, and is responsible for the dentistry program at PCS. She is an AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) certified ride veterinarian and is currently on staff for the Foothills of the Cascades ride in Molalla. "In addition, she is certified in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society." Dr. Posey grew up in a Western Saddle, and spent her youth actively involved in 4H and barrel racing. Spending her summers in Idaho, she logged numerous hours in the saddle riding in the mountains with her family and friends. While having a personal horse of her own is on the back burner for a while, horses are still a huge part of her family. Dr. Posey rides whenever she has a chance to visit her father’s ranch in Texas.

She currently lives in Molalla with her husband Ben, their two daughters, Tegan Savannah. and two dogs Maverick and Chandler.


Lindsey Moneta, DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Moneta graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 where she helped conduct clinical research during the summers. After graduation, she completed a one year internship in equine medicine, surgery, and ambulatory care at Pacific Crest Equine in Exeter, California. Before vet school she spent much of her time at PCS shadowing Dr. Crabbe and Dr. Posey and joined PCS as an associate veterinarian in October 2014.

Her main interests include preventive care and sporthorse medicine, helping ensure a healthy life from foal to senior citizen while maintaining peak performance. Dr. Moneta also thoroughly enjoys client education and believes an informed owner is an essential part of equine health. She is happy to answer questions and come to your barn to do informational seminars on a wide variety of topics.

Dr. Moneta grew up in Lake Oswego and has been riding and competing in dressage from a young age on all types of horses including tiny ponies, arabians, and warm bloods. Currently, she owns and rides her Oldenburg/QH cross Ina, who was born at PCS and trekked with her to vet school and her internship. She and her husband Cameron, a small animal veterinarian, live with their two adopted dogs, Lizard and Brody.



Staff

Nikki James, CVT Practice Manager

Nikki became part of the team at PCS in January of 2001. Prior to joining us, she spent 5 years as a veterinary technician in a surgical referral hospital, where she was exposed to a wide variety of surgical and medical cases.

A lifelong horsewoman, Nikki grew up at the racetrack working alongside her father, who was a thoroughbred trainer for many years. As a youth, she participated in open and AQHA competition, and took up competitive barrel racing in 1995. In 1998 Nikki qualified for and competed at the NBHA regionals.

Nikki lives in Boring, Oregon with her husband, Pat, 3 Quarter Horses, 2 dogs, a love bird, and any number of feral cats in various stages of rehabilitation.


 

Val Zeek, BS Veterinary Assistant

Val came to PCS in 2007, after spending 14 years as the barn manager for a large Warmblood breeding operation, and dressage training stable. She is a graduate of Oregon State University where she not only earned a BS in biology, but also kept busy as a herdsman and riding instructor for the OSU Horse center.

Val’s love of horses started early, as she grew up on a large farm in Molalla where her mother raised Arabians. She had her first pony at the age of 3, and was active in 4H throughout grade school and high school. Now a dressage enthusiast, Val has competed successfully through 3rd level, with both ODS and USDF regional championships to her credit. Val currently lives on her parent’s farm with her "large herd of horses and thousands of cats."



Megan Tilford, Barn Crew, Office Assistant


A PCS client since she was a child, Meghan started working at the practice in 2009. She can be found filling in wherever she is needed, from caring for the resident horses to managing the office on Saturdays. Meghan has a associates degree in business management/accounting from Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Meghan enjoys trail riding and competes in hunt seat, western, dressage and competitive trail riding on her purebred Arabians. She is the leader of the Bit of Class 4-H group in Estacada, Oregon.

She currently lives with her husband Jeremy and her daughter Ryan on her family's farm where she manages their boarding stable, trains and gives riding lessons.

 

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