Meet The Veterinarians

Kerri Jackson, DVM

doctor of veterinary medicine

Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Kerri Jackson was the youngest of six siblings and the only girl… needless to say she was greatly protected by her mother and spoiled rotten.

Life was good. The family also included several dogs and cats. At one point, 12 dogs occupied the house – nine were St. Bernards.

Interest in veterinary medicine as a profession seemed to be a natural choice at a very young age. In 1983, Kerri began her undergraduate studies at Oregon State University. In 1991, she graduated and began working at Pacific Veterinary Hospital, where she worked for 8 years. During the winter of 1998, Kerri left Pacific to start her own business with Kent Smith.

Kent has since retired and Natalie Mair-Williamson is now her partner. Kerri is very excited about the clinic and looks forward to the clinic’s goal of providing our clients with personal service and quality medicine.

Our Associate DVMs

Laura Kavanagh - DVM

Laura Kavanagh, DVM

Laura has been practicing at Crossroads Veterinary Hospital since the summer of 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Portland in 1996, and completed her veterinary training at Oregon State University, receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2002. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology and feline medicine. Laura lives in Dundee with her husband Peter, – children Grace and Max and several animals – dogs and cats
Kathryn Utsey - DVM

Kathryn Utsey, DVM

Kathryn was born and raised in Eugene, along with her younger brother, in a family of architects. After spending her first two years of college at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and a short stint at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, she came back and finished her undergraduate degrees at the University of Oregon, majoring in German and General Science.

After being a professional college student for seven years, she decided to join the “real world” and worked as a veterinary assistant in Junction City for three years. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for four years, graduating in June 2007. She joined Crossroads Veterinary Hospital in July 2007, and especially enjoys eye surgeries and cuddling puppies and kittens. In her spare time she enjoys painting, beading, and traveling the world. She resides in Sherwood with Naughty Lotte the Half-Scottie, whose name says it all.

Renee Hlasnik - DVM

Renee Hlasnik, DVM

Renee moved with her family to Sherwood Oregon in 2000. She grew up volunteering at Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, which lead her family to “foster fail” on several occasions and accumulate a total of eight cats and two dogs. With so many pets, she became very familiar with the staff at Crossroads Veterinary Hospital over the years. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University in 2007, then took two years off to work in the veterinary hospital at Cat Adoption Team.

She attended OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2017. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include preventative health and feline medicine. She currently resides in Sherwood on her family’s Filbert orchard with her two dogs and three cats. She is an enthusiastic Portland Thorns supporter and enjoys attending games in her free time.

COVID-19 Update

Updated: July 14, 2020

We are NOT allowing clients in the Hospital.

Please call 503-625-4404 – we will:

  • Ask you to meet us at the door
  • Retrieve our patient, examine & call with diagnosis
  • Retrieve payment via phone
  • Return our furry friends & medications etc, to you.

Please stay in the parking lot and be ready for the call. Fecal’s, Urine’s etc, can be dropped off, call – we will meet you at the door.

If you need refills for medications, plan ahead- send us an e-mail and we can text or e-mail when they are ready for pick up, we are requiring all things be pre-paid before pick up. NOTE: You can refill all food and medication on the VET SOURCE store on the above home delivery link.

Our email is cvh@crossroadsvet.com.  The phone lines are in constant use – so we can talk to our clients in the cars – we have added a voicemail message that will be checked every 24 hours. If you have an emergency and you get the voicemail, please hang up and call 503-625-4404.

Technician appointments are being scheduled after noon.

Thank you for your outpouring of support, understanding and patience, while we navigate though this global pandemic.

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