Jennifer A. MalterDVM
Dr. Jen Malter is originally from Southern California and completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara before moving north up the coast. She spent 12 years at her last practice, both as a licensed veterinary technician, and then as a doctor after graduating from Oregon State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She's a true Beavers fan and on any day you might find her wearing an OSU scrub!
Dr. Malter started working in clinics in high school as a volunteer and gradually worked her way through the ranks to become a doctor. Having worked in many clinics in many positions has helped shape her own preferences at Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic. Her primary focus is on patient care, patient comfort, and client satisfaction. Everything in the clinic is designed to make your visit as comfortable as possible. While she loves treating dogs and cats, she also has a special interest in birds and other small mammals.
Outside of the clinic Dr. Malter spends her time with her bouncy yellow Labrador dog Emma, unique puli Nanni and Sweet Pea, a Lutino Indian Ring-necked Parakeet. If she can ever get away from the clinic you may find her walking the beach with Emma, bowling, water-skiing, or watching a Beavers game! Stop by and introduce yourself so she can better get to know you and your furry family.
Dr. Stephen Jenkins began his career caring for animals as a horse shoer. He attended veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean where he obtained dual degrees with a masters degree and doctorate.
Dr. Jenkins enjoys long distance bicycling, hiking, open water swimming, and diving. He enjoys metal work blacksmithing and wood carving as well as spending time with his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and three nephews. Recently he lost his beloved island dog Noel to cancer but is looking forward to sharing in the lives of his new patients.
He’s excited to join his new vet family and meet the Oregon coast community!
Kyla completed the Veterinary Assistant program at Linn Benton Community College before moving back to her hometown of Lincoln City in 2011. She then started working for Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic in September of 2011. She grew up on a farm and has experience with a variety of animals such as llamas, chickens, horses, cats, and dogs. She has a Great Dane mix named Boone who has enough energy for 10 dogs. Kyla finished her degree to become a Certified Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster College in 2019. She assists in surgery and exam rooms. On her days off, Kyla enjoys going to the gym, working on home projects, and going on hikes with her dog. She loves meeting new people and animals that come into the clinic.
Julie was born and raised in Lincoln City. She started working in a vet clinic when she was a freshman is high school. She then moved to Corvallis and then Portland; where she became certified and worked in emergency and critical care for the last 16 years. Finally she was able to move back home to Lincoln City to be closer to family and get out of the craziness that is the ICU. She loves living on the beach again and having weekends off. In her free time she likes to golf and is learning to can food from her gramma. She also has a lab named Bentley and a tuxedo cat named Turtle (both are retired blood donors).
Mary is a fifth generation Oregonian who was born and raised on a wheat ranch in Eastern Oregon. After graduating from Whitman College she attended Boise State University to obtain a second degree. She received her Master degree in Health and Human Performance from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Mary was an Assistant Professor and Head Women's Basketball Coach at Linfield College before moving to the Division I level to coach basketball at University of Idaho, Radford University, and Oregon State University. Following retirement from coaching she was the bookkeeper for Corvallis Cat Care. Currently, Mary is the business manager for Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic. Mary also loves sports, the outdoors, wildlife, bird watching and traveling.
Liz started working at Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic in June 2018. She is an outgoing, singsong, transplant from Southern California. She loves talking on the phone and going on evening walks. Her other pleasures are brushing her cats Bobbaduke and PepperJack and eating kale! She also enjoys tempting her kitties with too much cat nip and riding her bike. Liz is an avid cyclist who cares deeply about the planet and the animals who live here. Her ambition is to have her own sustainable farm of honeybees! Liz will always greet you with a smile, a song, or even a joke!
Christie started working at Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic in May 2019. She wanted to work with animals since she was young and hopes to, in time, become a certified veterinary technician one day. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has always had a special place in her heart for the beach and all things nature so in 2015 she moved to Lincoln City where her senior pug, Sir August Longbottom, could retire from big city life in style. When she is not at the clinic you will find her wandering the beaches looking for hidden treasures or at home in her art nook delving into various craft projects. She especially loves painting miniatures, music, sipping tasty teas and pug cuddles on rainy days.