Meet Our Team
Dr. Kirstin Hewitt was born in the Southern United States and lived in Europe prior to settling in Oregon. Dr. Hewitt, like many veterinarians, set her goal to be a veterinarian at the age of six and found it was a bonus to like science, medicine, and caring for others. What was a dream became a passion- a unique opportunity to practice medicine, work with the community and provide care to people through animals.
Dr. Hewitt was a veterinary assistant prior to becoming a veterinarian-working with a variety of species (alpacas being her favorite), in a variety of settings (including shelter medicine!) and even had the opportunity to work at a goat dairy for a few years.
She graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences from Oregon State University in 2014 and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduating she spent some time in general practice and three years in emergency medicine before finding her home at Pawsitive. Her professional interests include ultrasonography, chronic gastrointestinal disease, dermatology, pain management, and behavior modification. Dr. Hewitt has a soft spot for dogs and cats that need a little more patience/time.
Dr. Hewitt has received the following certifications: Cat Friendly Veterinarian Certification- American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), Oncura Ultrasound Certification and AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Global Fast Certification
Oddly enough, Dr. Hewitt is allergic to cats, so she spends her free time with Rocky (an adopted pitbull), Apollo (a silly Frenchiebo), her partner, and about 100 indoor plants.
Dr. Jenny Davies is a veterinarian who provides considered and compassionate care by partnering with their guardians to keep our pets happy and healthy. Dr. Jenny knows that including mental health and behavior as a part of a holistic approach is important and plays a big role in our pets’ wellness.
Before Dr. Jenny became a veterinarian, she conducted research and completed a masters degree in the field of wildlife behavior and ecology. Her work centered on the conservation biology of endangered species. She worked on projects that took her to central and South American jaguars in Belize and Guatemala and vicuñas in the Andes.
After chasing around animals in the rainforest and mountain tops in Peru, she decided to leave academia and pursue her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian. She brings her expertise in animal behavior and handling techniques of wildlife into veterinary medicine. She has worked as a veterinarian with horses, camelids, and wildlife, and now as a small animal veterinarian. Her interests include behavior, GI cases, geriatric and feline medicine, dermatology, and pain management.
Currently here at Pawsitive, Dr. Jenny is building a new service for behavior consults, nose work lessons, and an exciting new kitten and puppy package. Dr. Jenny is a member of the International Association of Behavior Consults (IAABC) and is currently working towards certification. This is an approach that brings techniques used with zoo animals to small animal general practice allowing us to make our pet’s visits as low-stress as possible.
She will also be starting telemedicine appointments to extend access to care for our current clients and their pets. Telemedicine is a new way to bring care to our pets, especially for pets who are especially nervous coming into the clinic, for general consults, re-evaluations, and also urgent care/triage.
When Dr. Jenny is not tending to our pets, she can be found scent training with her dog Púca or exploring the Oregon coast. She is also often found with her nose in a book about ancient mythology.
Andria Saxon began her career in veterinary medicine with Dr.Bob McKnight of Florence, Oregon as a kennel assistant on her 16th birthday. She attended Lane Community College and Oregon State University where she studied pre veterinary medicine. Falling in love, getting married, and starting a family put that career path on hold.
While raising her family she worked for International Paper Company in the timber accounting department and explored a career in accounting. While enjoyable, it just wasn’t veterinary medicine. The family moved to Ketchikan Alaska to follow her husband’s career and she began working for Ketchikan Veterinary Clinic in reception and as a veterinary assistant. When her husband was injured on the job he changed careers and the family moved to Eugene.
Dr. Nancy Johnson hired Andria as a veterinary assistant in 2002. Andria was promoted to practice manager and shortly after passed the national board examination to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. As the practice manager she discovered the right combination of veterinary medicine and business management that created the perfect career combination.
In 2007 Andria passed an international board examination to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. Since her career path had become clear she returned to higher education and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration through the University of Phoenix. It was a long and wondrous path and she wouldn’t change it a single bit.
Andria is married to Brad and they own a farm in Creswell. Cats, horses, bees and chickens all call Tangled Orchard Farm home.
Matt Bolton started work in animal health in 2003 working for Schering-Plough selling pharmaceuticals and advising veterinarians from Eugene to Napa California. After leaving Schering-Plough he joined Pfizer Animal Health, now called Zoetis, where he completed his veterinary sales career.
His calling to veterinary medicine made him feel like a lottery winner. Being able to work with people committed to bettering the lives of pets, and pet parents, was marvelous. After 15 years in the industry he was ready to make a change and leave the comforts of corporate employment to enjoy self-employment.
Joining Andria Saxon to start Pawsitive Wellness Veterinary Care allows him to continue giving the highest possible care to furry family members in the Eugene area.
Matt resides in Medford, Oregon with his wife and three rescue dogs Kahlua, Elbe and Buster. Matt’s wife, Lorna, is a board member with Friends of the Animal Shelter and volunteers over 1000 hours a year to enhance the lives of shelter pets.
Wendy is our client services representative here at Pawsitive wellness. She first started her career working in human dentistry but always wanted to work in veterinary medicine. She loves working with pet parents and assisting them in whatever they need. She loves her team members here at Pawsitive Wellness! She lives in Junction City with her husband Kelly, their dog Jack, and their two kitties Skitsy and Aspen and their two horses Lena and Yuma. When not working she enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren and vacationing in Montana.
Jenny is one of our Customer Service Representatives here at Pawsitive Wellness. She has been in the veterinary field since 2005 and has worked in most areas beginning in assisting, surgery, management and finally customer service. She began in this field right out of high school and fell in love and although she has tried other things she keeps coming back because ultimately her heart is for the pets and their humans. She has 3 pets of her own, a cat named Brittle, a dog named Roane and a bearded dragon named Maz Kenata. Jenny loves anything Star Wars, a variety of crafts and loves spending her spare time with her family which consists of her two children, Emma and Oliver and her husband Scott.
Crystal first fell in love with veterinary medicine when she was 18 years old and working at a pet store. She continued her education at Carrington College where she completed school to become a certified veterinary technician. She moved to Oregon in 2016 where she started to work. She currently lives with her boyfriend, son, 3 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle.
Taylor is a newer addition to the Pawsitive Wellness team. She got into the field after years of working in the floral industry and looking for a change. Taylor has a love for all animals, including the feathered and cold blooded varieties. As a veterinary assistant she enjoys radiology, venipuncture, and microscopy the most. She has lived many places but now resides in Springfield with her spouse, 2 dogs, and 5 chickens.
Dara is originally from Eugene and currently lives in Junction City. She originally fell in love with veterinary medicine when she adopted a wild mustang at the young age of 14. She continued her education and went to veterinary assisting school and then completed her veterinary technician boards. She is currently a certified veterinary technician and lives with her husband, son, dog, cat and 2 horses.