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

I have worked here at Morgan's since  September 2012

Interests: Learning new ways to help our patients and clients!

Rachell triages rooms, assists clients and of course their furry family members! She has been radiation certified and has had formal education in such areas as Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Animal Nutrition with a focus in Marine Biology. Her family includes a toddler named Sam, and all his cats: Princess Blackbeard, Pixie, and Lady Gaga. 2 dogs share the house as well, a Vizsla mix named Mayvhen, and a Border Collie/Basset Hound Mix named Purple. Rachell enjoys writing books in her spare time, reading, and working on her novel series with her spouse.


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!


Animal Care Provider

Interest: Reading, Spending Time with my Horses, training my dogs, and learning new ways to help our clients and their furry family members.

I am a graduate of Resource Link Charter School as of 2018. I've been pursuing my love of animals and knowledge with the Morgan Veterinary Team since November 2018. Within my own animal pack I have; A 3-year-old Black Angus Bull, a 14-year-old Paint Quarter Horse Mare and her 2-year-old son, I also have a 13-year-old Border Collie and a 2-year-old Boxer mix, along with a Year old Ball Python, and 2-year-old Black and White barn kitty. I plan on pursuing my goals in the Veterinary profession by becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician.


Kennel Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Jonathan has 3+ years of experience in the veterinary field. When he isn't assisting technicians with their procedures, his main focus is taking care of our boarders and hospitalized patients. Making sure your pet is comfortable and taken care of during their stay is his top priority. 



Interests: Spending time with my family, training, dogs, fishing, teaching animals to live with people.

 I'm a graduate from MP High School but was born and raised in Seattle, WA. I'm a certified dog behaviorist and trainer, specialized in aggression and basic behavior and obedience. My goal is to further my education and offer my services and skills to the canine world and their owners. 


Twix is a rescued greyhound. He was born on August 23, 2018, He was rescued to help donate blood to dogs in need within the hospital. When he isn't working, he enjoys sleeping on furniture, playing with all the toys in the house, and playing with his siblings. 


Sasha was born on September 2, 2015. She is a Siamese who was surrendered to the hospital in 2019 after her owner passed away. She has since earned her keep by saving lives, donating blood to cats in need. In her free time, she likes sleeping her days away.