Dr. Mariah Mountanos grew up in a small rural town in Northern California where at a young age she found her passion for helping animals. She started volunteering at her local animal shelter helping the pets find homes which is where she found a special interest in shelter medicine and decided to pursue the dream of becoming a veterinarian. She went on to earn her veterinary degree at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, which is when she fell in love with Oregon. She gained five years of experience as a general practitioner, urgent care and emergency veterinarian in Northern California until settling on moving to Bend and joining our team. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, dermatology and gastrointestinal diseases. She also has a special place in her heart for special needs animals in particular blind/deaf dogs and rescue animals. She currently has a blind and deaf double merle Australian Shepherd, a blind and deaf Pitbull mix and a tripawd Border Collie. She is excited to be living in Oregon to enjoy all of her hobbies outside of veterinary medicine, which include hiking, paddle boarding, photography, dirt biking, and exploring the outdoors with her dogs. She looks forward to creating long lasting client-patient relationships here and will always strive to provide the best compassionate care she possibly can for each of her patients.