Cornelia (Conny) Wagner, Dr. med. vet., CVAconny1
clinic owner

I grew up in a small town in Thuringia, Germany and received my veterinary degree from the University of Leipzig in 1996. I have been working in private practice since my move to Portland 15 years ago. I strongly believe in the integration of Eastern and Western Medicine, guided by compassion, communication, and appropriate diagnostics in order to achieve the best possible outcome for my patients. I am certified in veterinary acupuncture and continue my training in veterinary herbal medicine and food therapy. I also integrate homeopathy, aromatherapy, Bach Flowers, and TTouch into my holistic care.

I love spending time with family & friends, traveling, playing guitar, hiking, and gardening.


Ingrid Hamann, DVMingrid
associate veterinarian

I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in veterinary medicine and have been practicing integrative medicine at Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic for over 10 years. I am trained in veterinary acupuncture as well as Chinese herbal medicine, and also include western herbs, homeopathy and flower essences into my treatment plans when appropriate.

As a past Outward Bound instructor, I have a strong love for the outdoors and spend my spare time biking, gardening, hiking, skiing and kayaking with my husband Dick, children Anja and Dylan, and our dog Tucker.

Clarissa Ashley
veterinary assistant

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life and used to bring my pets to Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic before I started working here in 1997. My love for animals, herbs and medicine has been lifelong. I am a certified clinical herbalist and am currently working on the requirements necessary to be granted the professional title of Registered Herbalist (RH) with the American Herbalist Guild. I am owned by two cats and Oliva, a 30-year old Moluccan cockatoo.

My hobbies include reading, herbs and spending time with my family and animal friends.


Cathy Maxwellcathy
veterinary assistant

I have been in the veterinary field for over 10 years and love every minute of it! When I am not taking care of your pets, I enjoy hiking, camping, hanging out with my friends and coworkers, taking ballet classes, reading and watching movies. My husband and I currently share our house with a cat that would give “Grumpy Cat” a run for her money.

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my life and I love working and living in this neighborhood – I hope to be here for years to come!

Wendi Martinwendik

I grew up in Northern B.C. before moving down to the Pacific Northwest. My love for animals has been life long and I have worked in the veterinary field for over 11 years. My passion and goal is exceptional customer care and I believe I have found my niche with Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic.

I love anything to do with the outdoors and spending time with family and friends and Oregon craft beer.

Carolyn Clintoncarolyn-and-eli
certified veterinary technician

I received my education and training in veterinary technology from Portland Community College, and have been working as a certified veterinary technician since 2009. My interest and passion for helping people with their companion animals continues to bloom with my involvement at Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic. I love meeting and caring for the variety of animals and their guardians that come through our door every day, and take pride in providing everyone with the attention and compassion they deserve.

When I am not at the clinic, I love being active outside with hiking and biking excursions, and spending time with my partner Andrew.

lisaLisa H Lin, BVMS
certified veterinary technician

I am a veterinarian by training, currently preparing for the national veterinary licensing board exam. I was raised in Taiwan, Saipan, Texas and New York. My career and volunteer work has taken me to many parts of the world including Madagascar, Thailand, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Ireland, Scotland, England, and most recently Nepal. My colorful journey entailed chasing diurnal and nocturnal lemurs in the rain forests of Madagascar, to neutering homeless dogs and cats in Thailand for population control, to improving animal welfare conditions of donkeys and mules (the people’s livelihood) in Bahadir, Ethiopia. I received my BVMS from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and I am a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2010. After practicing conventional veterinary medicine in the UK, I returned stateside to further my studies with the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine based in Florida, where I honed in on my acupuncture skills in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
I am an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys sport climbing at Smith Rock, mountaineering, snowboarding and volunteer world travel.