Our Doctors:

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Dr. Daniel Meekins, DVM - Owner

Dr. Meekins was born in Portland Oregon. He graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1994, and started working for Dr. Hanson. In 2003, he and Dr. Hanson partnered together to create Hanson-Meekins Animal Hospital.

Dr. Meekins immediate family include his wife Juliana and his son Joseph. He has two dogs named Yeti and Ember and a cat named Spigumz.

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Dr. Jill Hanson, DVM - Founder, Retired

Dr. Jill Hanson founded Hanson Animal Hospital in 1976. A graduate from the University of Missouri Veterinary School, she devoted herself to the care and well being of her patients.

She retired January 1, 2014 after 40 years of dedicated service. She says she is enjoying retirement, visiting her kids and grandkids, and that "Life is Good".

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Dr. Roxolana Elliot, DVM

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I attended the University of MN and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian, then decided to migrate to Tucson, Arizona, where I studied massage therapy and had my own practice massaging people for a number of years. Eventually, I decided to go back to school, received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona, and then found myself in the Pacific Northwest at Washington State University where I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

I am an avid reader, enjoy photography, hiking, and making wheel thrown pottery. I love the outdoors and exploring new places and thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the Oregon coast. I share my home with cats and birds but love any animal with fur, feathers or scales.

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Dr. Elizabeth Hewitt, DVM

Elizabeth was born and raisied in Tennessee.

She attended Maryville College for her undergraduate degree, and then obtained her Veterinary degree from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

She moved to Oregon in 2006, where she met her wonderful husband Josh. They have 2 children, 1 dog, and 2 cats.

Her favorite things are speding time with family, going to the beach, cycling and surfing.

While she considers herself a Southerner at heart, she is proud to call the Southern Oregon Coast home!

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Dr. Megan Thomas, DVM

I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in West Linn, Oregon.

I did my undergrad at Oregon State University, and received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University.

I enjoy reading and art. I love spending time outdoors, hiking and walking on the beach collecting shells and rocks.

I have a very spoiled cat named Noelle, but expect to expand my furry family.