Veterinary Care for Pets of People Who Are Homeless

Board of Directors

Untitled-1Jeannie Peterson:  Secretary & Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
Jeannie has a varied background of social service work. Currently retired after 12 years of being the liaison for homeless students and families in Cottage Grove, she also volunteers at our clinics. She has been with PBO since almost the very beginning. In 2000, Jeannie created, and still administers, a Low Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program for the Humane Society of Cottage Grove.  She also volunteers two to three days a week at Coast Fork Nursing Center. Jeannie lives just outside Cottage Grove with her pet cat (the greatest cat in the world) and her pet donkey (the cutest, sweetest donkey ever)!


Kristina Clarke:  Social Media & Fundraising Coordinator
Kristina is a passionate feline enthusiast, and has been rescuing cats her entire life.  She is a Eugene native, and shares her home with her husband, Labrador, and nine kitty cats. Her interest in behavior, nutrition, and renal disease lead her to become a Veterinary Technician 11 years ago, and currently works at Cat Care Limited. Meanwhile, she is on one other non profit board, Willamette Animal Guild. When not busy with her cats, she is connecting with nature through camping, blazing trails, and rock hounding in Oregon. She could be found at home in her garden, or in the kitchen preserving her harvest. Or inside in her craft room scrap booking, making soap, or jewelry.


Donna's DogsDonna Dimski, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Donna Dimski has always had pets in her life, and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since a very young age.  She achieved that dream, graduating from vet school at Texas A&M University in 1985.  She went on to do an internship at Purdue University and a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at The Ohio State University, and then became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  Her first stop as a specialist was as an Assistant, then Associate Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University, teaching internal medicine from 1989-1994.  Desiring a climate more conducive to outdoor activities, she moved to Oregon in 1994 and began her private practice in specialized internal medicine.  She is a co-owner of Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates in Springfield, a multi-specialty veterinary hospital providing advanced medical and surgical care for pets.  In addition to helping at many Pro-Bone-O clinics as the veterinarian, she participates in several volunteer projects, including serving as the Director of Banner’s Blood Bank (providing blood products for transfusion to dogs in our area), annually volunteering at the Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Dinner (running the Barking Lot), and coordinating the Sew Dog Sew program, which provides warm dog jackets to dogs living outdoors.


1Sarah Lushia
Sarah’s deep love of felines comes, in part, from her grandfather who always had clowder of cats in his barn. While she wasn’t allowed to have her own pets growing up, these barn cats stole her heart and ensured that, in her adult life, she would always share her home with kitties. She currently has two feline roommates, spazy Mylah who likes to play, roll in catnip, and sleep on Sarah’s head, and Josie, a sweet ball-o-love who can’t get enough pets, brushing, or feather-stick-playing. Having grown up poor and on the outskirts of society, Sarah is drawn to work that allows her to give back her community in meaningful ways, whether that’s through her work as a professor at Lane Community College or through volunteering with organizations like Pro-Bone-O whose missions focus on strengthening the community. In her spare time Sarah enjoys hiking, sipping a cup of coffee at one of her favorite local coffee shops, and getting lost in books, especially non-fiction. And there is, of course, always a feline ready to keep her lap warm while she reads. Her work at Pro-Bone-O was inspired by and is dedicated to the two sweet felines she lost to cancer in Spring of 2016, Yezi and Missy. She can only hope to give back to the community a fraction of the love they each gave her in their many years by her side.

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Maureen's DogsMaureen McClain
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Dianne-Pets-editDiane Weaver, CVT:  President
Diane is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and has been an animal advocate most of her life. She began her veterinary technician career in 1979. A volunteer vet tech with Pro-Bone-O for almost 7 years, she joined the board in November, 2011, and is now president. She has volunteered with Lane County Animal Services and is currently a volunteer CVT at WAG and Shelter Animal Resource Alliance (S.A.R.A). Diane also sits on the board of the Willamette Animal Guild. As the wife of a Coast Guard helicopter pilot, she moved around the country and worked in many veterinary clinics, as well as volunteering in a variety of animal shelters along the way. Diane has her federal & state wildlife rehabilitation permits and has volunteered at various rehabilitation facilities including Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene. She has been involved in obedience and agility training and competition with her dogs. Now, with her husband retired, she lives on a “ranch” in Elmira with dogs, cats, horses, alpaca, llamas, an angora goat, chickens, and her very tolerant husband.  When she is not caring for animals, she enjoys weaving, spinning, reading and horseback riding.


unnamedCatrina Mathewson
Catrina is a midwest transplant originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at the University of Oregon and has a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Minnesota State. She has a strong passion for volunteering and brings to the table experiences from a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Catrina lives in Eugene with her husband, 2 cats (Raji and Lucy), ball python (Rusty) and crested gecko (Charmander). Her love of animals and interest in homeless advocacy led her to becoming a PBO clinic volunteer and board member. In her leisure time she enjoys exploring the Oregon coast, trying new coffee shops and reading.


Mollye1(1)Mollye Lytle
I grew up in small town Veneta, Oregon, just 20 minutes outside of Eugene. I moved out on my own into Eugene in 2008, and I have fallen in love with this city. I have always had dogs; I am a very big dog enthusiast and lover of all creatures in general.  As of 5/2016, I have been volunteering with PBO for about a year.  I have done other volunteer work here and there.  I love to volunteer.  I currently work at a doctor’s office as a registration specialist, as I am also a huge advocate for humans. I am a single mommy to the liveliest little Chihuahua (“Noodle”), who just turned 7 years old. He is the apple of my eye. In my free time, I enjoy hiking or anything outdoors, Netflix binge watching TV shows, coffee consumption, all the family time I can get, and devouring good books!

Your generous contribution will go towards helping pay for medical supplies, dog and cat food, and other pet supplies.

Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.

~Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes