Our Veterinarians and Team
Dr. Hurty and his wife (Dr. Natasha Knight) purchased Grove Veterinary Clinic in June 2007. He graduated from the North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Hurty has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, ophthalmology, preventive care, and senior pet wellness. He enjoys coaching various sports, surfing, baseball, and basketball. Dr. Hurty and Dr. Knight have two children, Claire and Ben. Their family is completed by three cats (Quentin, Rio, and Alley), and four dogs: Camp, an Australian Shepherd, Pogel, a Standard Poodle, Daisy (aka Taco Belle), a fawn Chihuahua, and Ursa (his favorite but don’t tell the others), a blonde Chihuahua. In the efforts to save our local animal shelter from a controversial defunding plan, Dr. Hurty served as one of the original Board of Directors for the local nonprofit organization, Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS). Dr. Hurty currently serves as the Chair of Oregon Coast Therapy Animals (OCTA) board. Additionally, he serves as a board member for the Newport Swim Team. Dr. Hurty enjoys working with the staff of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter and supports the humane and compassionate care that is provided by the animal shelter staff. Shelter medicine has become an important part of Dr. Hurty’s veterinary practice. Dr. Hurty has helped to develop a staff training program at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. This program has empowered the shelter staff with the knowledge and tools to better serve the homeless and sheltered animals in Lincoln County.
Dr. Knight and her husband (Dr. Charles Hurty) purchased Grove Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Fineman in June 2007. She graduated from the Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Knight’s special interests include soft tissue & orthopedic surgery, puppy and kitten wellness, dermatology, preventive medicine, dentistry, and human-animal bond issues. In her free time, Dr. Knight enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and working as treasurer for the Newport Swim Team. Dr. Knight and Dr. Hurty have two children, Claire and Ben. Their family is completed by three cats (Quentin, Rio, and Alley), and four dogs: Camp, an Australian Shepherd, Pogel, a Standard Poodle, Daisy (aka Taco Belle), a fawn Chihuahua, and Ursa, a blonde Chihuahua. Dr. Knight has participated in Grove Veterinary Clinic’s programs at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, including the spay and neuter program that is sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS). Staying consistent with the clinic’s devotion to community issues and projects, Dr. Knight has helped with the efforts to support homeless animals in the county through various programs.
Dr. Lynsey Burton returns to Grove Veterinary Clinic. Lynsey graduated from the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Prior to attending veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary technician at Grove Veterinary Clinic. We are so happy to see her success and thrilled to welcome her back to the team. Dr. Burton grew up in Newport. She has special interests in surgery, dentistry, radiology, and physical therapy/rehab medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, camping, and traveling to far away lands. She has several companions: Klaus, a well-pampered pomeranian; BB, a hopelessly-devoted Australian shepherd; Hilde, a strongly-opinionated and self-proclaimed Pomeranian DIVA; Sherlock, a sophisticated feline; and Fredrick, a beta fish. We are lucky to have her veterinary skills and team approach returning to Grove Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Wesley Pospichal joined Grove Veterinary Clinic in June 2017 after graduating from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Pospichal decided to stay in Oregon following graduation to join his fiancé Dr. Burton at Grove. Prior to moving to Oregon for vet school, Dr. Pospichal graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Being from the Midwest, he did not have a lot of exposure to the oceangrowing up and has become very fond of the Oregon winters (Rain > Snow!!) and living on the coast. Dr. Pospichal’s special interests include internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, and ultrasound. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with his ever-growing family including 2 Pomeranians (Klaus and Hildegard), Australian Shepherd (Bear Bear), and 3 cats (Sherlock, Jessie, Ginger). He is a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan and you can find him cheering for his hometown team every Sunday.
Dr. Jenny Fisher joined the Grove Veterinary Team in June 2020. Welcome her to the team. She has been a tremendous addition to the team. Dr. Fisher graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, earning her VMD (Veterinary Medical Doctor) degree in 1999. Prior to that she additionally achieved a BS in Biology with a minor in Marine Science from Penn State University and a MS degree in Zoology from University of Georgia. After graduation she worked in a small animal practice for 5 years before going to Penn State and working for the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (part of the state veterinary diagnostic lab system) for the last 15 years. In her veterinary practice, Dr. Fisher enjoys puppy/kitten wellness, preventative medicine, pathology (what she did at the animal diagnostic lab). In 2019, she retired to Oregon with her husband (Chuck). She fell in love with the Oregon coastal range weather, and appreciates not experiencing the harsh winters and hot summers of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, water sports, camping, travel, and cooking. Dr. Fisher has two adventuresome dogs, Fate and Chance; and two horses; Ima (Icelandic horse), Kismet (Haflinger). She also enjoys the company of several chickens and quail on her property.
Dr. Lynne Luna moved from Waldport, Oregon to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she attended veterinary school at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1998. She then went on to pursue a specialist degree in Poultry Medicine, attending the University of Georgia College of Veterinary ‘s Master’s of Avian Medicine (MAM) program, graduating with the MAM degree and obtaining her specialty status (diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians) in 1999. She worked with commercial poultry as an assistant professor with Mississippi State University and then went on to head the newly built Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory. Being a native of Oregon and wanting to return, in 2006 she moved to Eugene and later to Salem, where she worked with small animals, including dogs, cats, reptiles, hamsters and guinea pigs, as well as backyard and pet poultry. In 2020, Dr. Luna moved back to the coast and became a team member of Grove Veterinary Clinic. Her interests include dentistry, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, geriatric care, preventive care, and backyard and pet poultry medicine.
Alana is a vital member of the Grove Vet Team. She has taken a leadership role in reception and client care services. She also has been cross training in the treatment area as a technician assistant. She also has taken on the role of creating the work schedule for the team. Alana brings a tremendous energy to the Grove Veterinary Team; her positive attitude is infectious. We are lucky to have Alana at Grove!
Becky has been associated with Grove Veterinary Clinic for several years. She moved to Reno, Nevada in 2009; but returned to Newport in 2010, at which point she was re-hired to her position at Grove Veterinary Clinic. Becky is married to Jeff, and has 2 dogs (Sammy and Sophie). Becky is a significant member of the Grove team. She keeps products on the shelf and makes sure that we have the vital supplies that we need to function on a daily basis. Great job, Becky!
Leslie Krohn is one of our hardest working team members. She joined the Grove Veterinary Clinic team in September 2010. She has quickly become a favorite of our clients and patients. She has lived her entire life the Pacific Northwest. Her household is very active, as Leslie has a son, a daughter, a husband, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 parrots, 1 turtle, and an outdoor pond. She spends most of her time with family. Leslie spends her free time riding ATVs (rain or shine), camping, swimming, boating, and playing with the animals. We are lucky to have her on the team.
Ann Bennett joined the Grove Veterinary team in November 2009 as our office manager. Ann has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years and in management for 25 years. She resides in Lincoln County with her life mate Bryan and their very cute dogs, Maggie & Petey, and 1 sweet cat named Suzie Q. She enjoys gardening, woodworking, interior design and most recently a venture into stained glass creations. We are extremely fortunate to have Ann on the Grove Team – she is immaculate in her record keeping and does an amazing job.
Chelsea joined the Grove team in October 2014. She is a true Oregonian and was born and raised in Newport. She brings a positive attitude to the clinic and is a very hard worker that pays great attention to detail. She has a true love of animals and enjoys camping and spending time with her family. She lives with a sassy, long-haired feline companion named Carmella. She has achieved her Certification in Veterinary Technology in Bend, Oregon. We love seeing her back to clinic – her positive energy is infectious at the clinic.
Brandi is an outstanding member of the Grove Vet Team. She brings a tremendous skill set to the team and a terrific attitude. She is great at making our patients and clients feel welcomed and comfortable. She has several furry companions, including 3 dogs and a very social ferret. We are lucky to have Brandi on the team!
Kelly joined the Grove Veterinary Team in May of 2017. She grew up in Newport and graduated from Newport High School. After that she went to Chemeketa Community College. Kelly enjoys hitting the beach and spending time with her family and pets. She has a dog named Buffy and a cat named Radley. Kelly has taken a leadership role in client service goals at the clinic and is a terrific member of the team!
Sam joined the Grove Vet Clinic Team in late 2017. He started with GVC primarily as a receptionist, but has now shown a greater interest in becoming a veterinary technician. He has been working in 2018 primarily in the treatment area as a veterinary assistant. Sam brings a calming attitude and a bit of humor to the team. Sam enjoys playing bass guitar and working in the garden. He has 1 dog, Peanut, a Min Pin mix and 5 cats (Legolas, Jupiter, Hendrix, Tint, and Zaida)!!
Philip joined the Grove team in July 2018. He graduated from OSU as a Fisheries and Wildlife major and is studying to be a veterinarian. He enjoys reading, movies, and designing vivariums. He has 2 dogs (Schnitzel and Miles), 3 cats (Peahes, Musta, and Simon), a Better fish (Kisame), and a bearded dragon (Blueberry AKA Blueberry Crystal).
Amy joined the Grove Team in November 2019. She combines her love of companion animals and her excellent customer service skills as a dedicated team member. Amy recently relocated to the area from Houston, Texas and loves being on the Oregon coast. She lives with her daughter and their two rescue dogs, Tara and Avery. In her spare time, Amy enjoys reading and crochet and paper crafts. We are thrilled to have Amy on the Grove Veterinary Team.
Marlene joined the GVC team in April 2018. She moved to the Oregon Coast from Beaufort, South Carolina in June 2017. Fluent in Spanish, Marlene brings a great skill to the practice. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling around Oregon. She has 2 dogs (Blue & Zoe). She has been a vital part of our client service team.
Tymalyn is a very important member of the team. She helps the team maintain a spotless working environment. She moved to Waldport from La Grande, Oregon in 2006. She has five pets (3 dogs and a ferret). She enjoys video games and digital art. We are lucky to have her on the Grove Veterinary team.
Cat joined the Grove Team in the summer of 2021. She brings an adventurous spirit and great attitude to the team. She moved the Oregon Coast in 2019 and brings veterinary experience with her. She enjoys trvelling, spending time outside, and hitting the road on her motorcycle. Additionally, she loves to fish, camp, read, and cook. Welcome to the team, Cat.
Anastasia joined the Grove Team in the summer of 2021. She has lived in Newport her entire life. She brings a great energy and curiosity to the Grove Team. She enjoys spending time outdoors, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping, She is a competitive swimmer for many years and has experienced much success. She currently has 2 Vizsla dogs – Murphy and Sienna.
Rachel joined the Grove Veterinary Team during the summer of 2021. She has lived in the Newport area for 30 years. She brings extensive client service experience to the Grove Client Service Team. She currently has 2 dogs, Hyde and Molly. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, playing games, and surfing the web online.