Cornelia Wagner, Dr. med. vet., CVA
medical director, 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 13 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.
When I am not working, I enjoy gardening, tai chi, yoga, hiking, playing the guitar and spending time with my partner John and our dog Béla Fleck.
Ingrid Hamann, DVM
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.
Cydria Schaefer, DVM
After receiving my degree in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, I initially worked with sheep, goats, horses, and small animals. I value the integration of allopathic and naturopathic medicine with compassionate, clear communication for diagnostic insights and well-informed, individualized treatment plans. I am certified in veterinary acupuncture and have also studied homeopathy, herbal medicine, osteopathy, and flower essences.
I am a Mind Body Studies practitioner and certified yoga teacher. I enjoy hiking, horseback riding, creative arts, gardening, and sharing company with animal and human friends and wildness in nature.
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.
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!
I believe that caring for pets is a natural fit for me. I have loved and had animals from a very young age and even had a toy doctor kit that I used for all my pets to heal such imaginary ailments as broken legs (my pets weren’t nearly as satisfied as I was). I grew up familiar with holistic medicine, so coming on board here was like a dream come true!
When I am not working I am probably either home listening to music and cooking, or seeing live music with friends after a visit to one of Portland's many delicious restaurants.
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. We share our home and yard with our dogs Cowboy, Sally, Vega and Rattler, parrot Clovis, macaw Clementine, as well as our chickens.
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 and our beloved black man kitty, Eli Elmer.
At the age of two I convinced my parents to let me adopt a stray cat, and I have been a dedicated pet guardian ever since! I earned my BA in psychology, and have devoted that to helping fellow ailurophiles (cat-lovers) understand their cats' behaviors and needs. After college I worked in a veterinary ER & critical care practice. The combined philosophies of Eastern and Western medicine have made a huge difference in the lives of the animals I have treated and cared for. Getting to know new patients and their guardians is the best part of my day!
My husband and I moved here from Philadelphia in 2008 and love living in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy painting, visiting museums and galleries, walking with my Saint Bernard on Mount Tabor, playing with my cats (I have taught one to play ping-pong!) and watching Grimm.