Dr. Heidi Talbott, managing DVM, joined St. Francis Animal Hospital in February 2018 as the managing doctor. Dr. Talbott loves being a veterinarian because she loves interacting with pets and their humans. She recognizes the deep love that people can have for their animals and cares about maintaining that special relationship. Dr. Talbott loves emergency medicine and the constant surprises it brings. She also has a special interest in surgery. Dr. Talbott grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and after attending Washington State University for both undergraduate and veterinary school decided to make the Portland metro her home. When not in the hospital, she can be found on the trails with her endurance horse Major or curled up on the couch reading with the three dogs who own her heart. Dr. Talbott is excited to join the St. Francis team and is committed to creating an upbeat work culture, fostering positive relationships with local doctors and clinics, and being the best veterinarian possible for her clients.