Accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association since 1980.
Dr. Hurty and his wife (Dr. Natasha Knight) purchased Grove Veterinary Clinic in June 2007. He graduated from the North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Hurty has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, ophthalmology, preventive care, and senior pet wellness. He enjoys coaching various sports, surfing, baseball, and basketball. Dr. Hurty and Dr. Knight have two children, Claire and Ben. Their family is completed by three cats (Quentin, Rio, and Alley), and four dogs: Camp, an Australian Shepherd, Pogel, a Standard Poodle, Daisy (aka Taco Belle), a fawn Chihuahua, and Ursa (his favorite but don't tell the others), a blonde Chihuahua. In the efforts to save our local animal shelter from a controversial defunding plan, Dr. Hurty served as one of the original Board of Directors for the local nonprofit organization, Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS). Dr. Hurty currently serves as the Chair of Oregon Coast Therapy Animals (OCTA) board. Additionally, he serves as a board member for the Newport Swim Team. Dr. Hurty enjoys working with the staff of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter and supports the humane and compassionate care that is provided by the animal shelter staff. Shelter medicine has become an important part of Dr. Hurty’s veterinary practice. Dr. Hurty has helped to develop a staff training program at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. This program has empowered the shelter staff with the knowledge and tools to better serve the homeless and sheltered animals in Lincoln County.
Dr. Knight and her husband (Dr. Charles Hurty) purchased Grove Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Fineman in June 2007. She graduated from the Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Knight’s special interests include soft tissue & orthopedic surgery, puppy and kitten wellness, dermatology, preventive medicine, dentistry, and human-animal bond issues. In her free time, Dr. Knight enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and working as treasurer for the Newport Swim Team. Dr. Knight and Dr. Hurty have two children, Claire and Ben. Their family is completed by three cats (Quentin, Rio, and Alley), and four dogs: Camp, an Australian Shepherd, Pogel, a Standard Poodle, Daisy (aka Taco Belle), a fawn Chihuahua, and Ursa, a blonde Chihuahua. Dr. Knight has participated in Grove Veterinary Clinic’s programs at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, including the spay and neuter program that is sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS). Staying consistent with the clinic’s devotion to community issues and projects, Dr. Knight has helped with the efforts to support homeless animals in the county through various programs.
Dr. Jeanie Maddy joined Grove Veterinary Clinic during the summer of 2014. She graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a double major in Biology and Psychology. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 2002. She comes to the Oregon Coast from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she practiced veterinary medicine for 11 years. Dr. Maddy has a special interest in internal medicine and brings tremendous skill and experience to Grove Veterinary Clinic. She has quickly become a favorite of our clients, as she takes those extra steps to communicate clearly with clients and makes extra time to explain the details. She has 2 dogs, Beatrice and Sydney. She also has 2 cats, Fern and Fyodor.
Dr. Lynsey Burton returns to Grove Veterinary Clinic. Lynsey graduated from the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Prior to attending veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary technician at Grove Veterinary Clinic. We are so happy to see her success and thrilled to welcome her back to the team. Dr. Burton grew up in Newport. She has special interests in surgery, dentistry, radiology, and physical therapy/rehab medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, camping, and traveling to far away lands. She has several companions: Klaus, a well-pampered pomeranian; BB, a hopelessly-devoted Australian shepherd; Hilde, a strongly-opinionated and self-proclaimed Pomeranian DIVA; Sherlock, a sophisticated feline; and Fredrick, a beta fish. We are lucky to have her veterinary skills and team approach returning to Grove Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Clunes graduated from the combined veterinary program of the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She has practiced veterinary medicine in Oregon for 15 years. She brings some excellent diagnostic veterinary skills with her to Grove Veterinary Clinic. She has two children, Audrey and James. Dr. Clunes has a large family of animal companions: She has 4 cats (Rosie, Firepaw, BramblePaw, and Mystery), 2 guinea pigs (Cinnamon and Lightning), 2 horses (Tawny, Blue, and Sierra), and 1 dog (Gunner). Dr. Clunes is an avid gardener and also enjoys outdoor activities (skiing, horse riding, motorcycle riding). She is quickly becoming a client favorite at Grove Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Wesley Pospichal joined Grove Veterinary Clinic in June 2017 after graduating from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Pospichal decided to stay in Oregon following graduation to join his fiancé Dr. Burton at Grove. Prior to moving to Oregon for vet school, Dr. Pospichal graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Being from the Midwest, he did not have a lot of exposure to the oceangrowing up and has become very fond of the Oregon winters (Rain > Snow!!) and living on the coast. Dr. Pospichal’s special interests include internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, and ultrasound. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with his ever-growing family including 2 Pomeranians (Klaus and Hildegard), Australian Shepherd (Bear Bear), and 3 cats (Sherlock, Jessie, Ginger). He is a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan and you can find him cheering for his hometown team every Sunday.
Ann Bennett joined the Grove Veterinary team in November 2009 as our office manager. Ann has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years and in management for 25 years. She resides in Lincoln County with her life mate Bryan and their very cute dog, Maggie, and 1 sweet cat named Suzie Q. She enjoys gardening, woodworking, interior design and most recently a venture into stained glass creations.
Angela has been a CVT at Grove Veterinary Clinic since 1993. Her interests are varied and include horseback riding and scuba diving. She has several animal companions in her family; these include MacKenzie, a very unique herding Husky dog mix, Monty a Quarterhorse/Palamino, Joker, a Quarterhorse, and a flock of chickens led by P-nut. Angela has also adopted two cats; Polly is a calico domestic short hair kitten that was adopted from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, and Sneakers is a tuxedo domestic short cat that was found severely injured on the side of the road. Extensive efforts were made to find Sneakers home, but no one claimed her. Angela takes exceptional care of our patients and is an extremely loyal team member.
Leslie Krohn is one of our hardest working team members. She joined the Grove Veterinary Clinic team in September 2010. She has quickly become a favorite of our clients and patients. She has lived her entire life the Pacific Northwest. Her household is very active, as Leslie has a son, a daughter, a husband, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 parrots, 1 turtle, and an outdoor pond. She spends most of her time with family. Leslie spends her free time riding ATVs (rain or shine), camping, swimming, boating, and playing with the animals. We are lucky to have her on the team.
Jon is one of the hardest working members of the Grove Veterinary Clinic team. He brings 9 years of professional animal care experience to GVC. He is seeking to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. A native Oregonian, Jon moved to Newport in 2009. Jon is an avid reader and loves movies. He has 2 furry companions that he considers family – he adopted his dog, Hawk, and his cat, Biscuit, from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Jon achieved a BA in biology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. We are lucky to have such a dedicated person on our team at Grove Veterinary Clinic.
Becky has been associated with Grove Veterinary Clinic for several years. She moved to Reno, Nevada in 2009; but returned to Newport in 2010, at which point she was re-hired to her position at Grove Veterinary Clinic. Becky has a dog named Angel, who is a beautiful Australian Shepherd Cross. Becky is a very diligent worker and keeps Grove Veterinary Clinic looking clean.
Brandi is an outstanding member of the Grove Vet Team. She brings a tremendous skill set to the team and a terrific attitude. She is great at making our patients and clients feel welcomed and comfortable. She has several furry companions, including 3 dogs and a very social ferret. We are lucky to have Brandi on the team!
Denise has been a receptionist at Grove Veterinary Clinic since 1999. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, gardening, and skiing. Denise has two sons, Riley and Matt, and two daughters, Kristen and Heather, and three grandchildren, Makena, Mathew, and Sean. She is married to John, who assists operations for Pacific Seafood Company. She is a tremendous team member.
Ashley is a tremendous member of the Grove Veterinary Team. One of our newest team members, she has proven to be a quick learner and continues to improve on her client service and technical skills. She was born and raised in Toledo, Oregon. She brings to the clinic a passion for helping animals and a terrific attitude. She currently lives with a sweet but needy kitten named Loki.
Karianna joined the Grove Veterinary Team during the summer of 2015. She recently graduated Oregon State University Honors College with a BS in Zoology and will attend Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine beginning in August. Karianna lives with her brother, sister-in-law, and nephew who own Bike Newport. As a Santa Cruz, CA native she loves spending time at the beach. She’s especially interested in small animal medicine and animal behavior and is excited to continue pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Leanne has been a member of the Grove Vet Clinic team since 2007. She has 3 dogs (Tasha, Heineken, and Dipi), 5 cats (Buddha, Spanky, Edmond, Rosie, and Louise), and 3 horses (Frosty, Maya, Ellie). She has been an integral part of the team here and has recently pushed her nursing skills to the next level. She is a great patient advocate and a favorite of our clients. Leanne enjoys showing horses with her daughters.
Tymalyn is a very important member of the team. She helps the team maintain a spotless working environment. She moved to Waldport from La Grande, Oregon in 2006. She has five pets (3 dogs and a ferret). She enjoys video games and digital art. We are lucky to have her on the Grove Veterinary team.
Chelsey is a recent graduate of Southern Oregon University with a BA in Communications Studies. She started working at Grove Veterinary Clinic as an office assistant in November 2013. Her organizational skills and positive attitude are great additions to the clinic community. She has lived in Lincoln County for 15 years. She enjoys reading watching murder mystery movies and seeks to travel the globe. She has a 10-year-old golden retriever, Winston.
Kelly joined the Grove Veterinary Team in May of 2017. She grew up in Newport and graduated from Newport High School. After that she went to Chemeketa Community College. Kelly enjoys hitting the beach and spending time with her family and pets. She has a dog named Buffy and a cat named Radley. Kelly is a terrific member of the team!
Chelsea joined the Grove team in October 2014. She is a true Oregonian and was born and raised in Newport. She brings a positive attitude to the clinic and is a very hard worker that pays great attention to detail. She has a true love of animals and enjoys camping and spending time with her family. She lives with a sassy, long-haired feline companion named Carmella. She currently is achieving her Certification in Veterinary Technology in Bend, Oregon. We love seeing her back to clinic seasonally - we are hoping for her to return to the team full time when she finishes her advanced training.