Morgan Veterinary Hospital, PC
Providing Small & Large Animal Care
Serving Coos Bay, Oregon
Call: (541) 269-5846

Meet The Team

Karen Jernstedt


Education: BS, Animal Science Ag Business

The Human Animal Bond is precious and priceless.  We at Morgan Veterinary Clinic will do within our power what is best for the pet and therefore do what is best for our fellow human. I love working with the best veterinary health care team deticated to preservation of and maintaining of the human animal bond. Our clients and their pets are some of the most caring and dedicated people in the world and we are inspired to be able to help. We feel privileged every day to go to work for folks and their loved ones.

Jessica Meincke, LVT

Technician / Administrative Team

Years in Practice: 17
Education: Licensed Veterinary TechnicianInterests:Equine, Internatonal Companion Animal Travel Specialist and Dog Behavior.

Is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has experience with all creatures great and small from furry rodents to feathered friends to great hooved beasts. Jessica owns and breeds American Paint Horses. She raises a few babies a year to compete in American Paint Horse Association shows in the halter classes. She also enjoys competing with the American Stock Horse Association on her paint horses.  Along with around 6 horses, she has two german shepherds, two chihuahua's "Hailee" and "Gizmo", two cats "Allie" and "George". Jessica loves her job helping to preserve the Human-Animal Bond and working with the wonderful clientele at Morgan Veterinary Clinic.


Out Patient Veterinary Nurse

Years in Practice: 5
Interests: Learning new ways to help our patients and clients!

Rachell triages rooms, assists clients and of course their furry family members! Shes in the middle of college education right now with such classes as Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, and Animal Nutrition completed with the ultimate goal of a Major in Marine Biology. She also has her radiology certification. Rachell has a Rottweiler/Border Collie cross named Kwackie, a Basset Hound/Border Collie mix named Purple Denim, a black and white Tuxedo Domestic Short-Hair kitty named Princess Blackbeard and a black and white kitty named Sylvester. Rachell enjoys writing books in her spare time.


I have worked in the veterinary industry for 15 years and enjoy all aspects of the field, especially dentistry and surgery.  I have worked in GA, CA, and now in beautiful OR! I enjoy spending my free time with my family hitting the beach with my dogs, horseback riding, hiking, and camping. 


I'm a graduate of Carrington College's Registered Veterinarian Technician Program. I chose this profession as my second career because of my love and desire to care for animals. My husband and I moved from CA to escape the hectic lifestyle. We are happy to make Oregon our home. I enjoy hiking with my four dogs and running with them on the beach. 


I am a lover of all animals, but especially passionate about cats. I've lived in Oregon for 5 years. I have two cats, Fox & Mee-Mow! In my free time, I enjoy gaming, hiking, and gardening. 



Catherine started her journey in 2010 volunteering as an animal care provider in Wildlife Rehabilitation centers in Wisconsin, California, and Oregon. She chose to adventure into domestic wellness with a lead reception role at a veterinary hospital in California. Finally settling down in Coos Bay, Oregon in 2019 with her husband, 2 dogs, Pogo & Whiskey, and a dutch bunny, Magic. She enjoys helping animals that are unable to speak for themselves from backyard birds to the exotic sugar glider!


Allison was born on 7 August 1948 in Alice, Texas, the youngest of three sons of Constance Kalula (Lynn) and Albert Murphy Allison. He was inspired by his 8th grade math teacher to pursue a career in science, spending a summer in a NSF–funded summer science-training program at the University of Texas, Austin and completing high school biology by correspondence course at Alice High School. Allison earned a B.S. degree in microbiology from University of Texas, Austin in 1969, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He earned his Ph.D. degree in biological science in 1973, also from UT Austin, as a student of G. Barrie Kitto.[