Meet The Team

The Pet Clinic would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website.  As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

Our goal here at The Pet Clinic has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.  The The Pet Clinic team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

Dr. Ken Genova, DVM


As the owner of The Pet Clinic, I am excited to meet you and your pets and to let you know what you can look forward to. I have had the good fortune to be an active, practicing veterinarian medicine since 1974. In those years, I have been an emergency care specialist, a general practitioner, an educator at the Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. and a consultant in special care to a 170-veterinary hospital group. Those experiences have allowed me to participate in many new advances in pet care and prevention. The staff and I will be adding these advances to your pet's health care so that they can lead a long, healthy, pain-free, fun-filled life.

Casey Charleston

Part-time Receptionist

Casey joined The Pet Clinic staff in April 2013.  She has worked for Dr. Genova since March of 2007. 


Casey was attending University of Oregon until 2007 when she decided to take an opportunity to work in the veterinary field.  As a little girl she wanted to be a veterinarian, so her love for animals started at a young age.  She was very excited to be able to work in the field and help make a difference.


Casey lives in Aurora, Oregon with her boyfriend and their two crazy cats Goose and Duckie.  They are very excited to add a new addition of a puppy soon to their family.  


Veterinary Assistant

Cat joined the Pet Clinic team in August of 2018.  When she's not at work she is caring for her mini zoo at home, which is comprised of a variety of critters such as snakes, cats, axolotls, hamsters, and more.  Born and raised in Bend, Cat has previously worked at a boarding facility in her home town ans is exited to continue working with animals for the years to come.


Whitney originally joined The Pet Clinic team in 2014 as a receptionist.  After breaking a fax machine, telephone and credit card machine within just a few months the team realized she was probably the worst receptionist ever.  Luckily, she was already a few years into her schooling to become a veterinary technician so the team decided to move her to working "in the back".  Since then, she has grown from the shy assistant she used to be to the catheter-placing, angry dog wrestling technician she is today.  

At home Whitney lives with her very tolerant wife, their cattle dog Chunk (who comes to work with Whitney) and their three cats Anubis (a former "clinic cat"), Lampwick the Red Fury and Pipes.  In her free time she enjoys napping, playing with glitter and eating as much cheese as physically possible.


Veterinary Assistant

Marisa has been with our team since July of 2018.  Although this is her first time working with animals as a veterinary assistant, her natural calmness and compassion make her a very important part of our team.  She came to us after graduation and is looking to further her education within the veterinary field.  She is driven, highly motivated and manages to maintain a positive attitude and looks forward to meeting your furry family members when they come in for any reason.