Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic

1431 SE 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97214




The Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic Team



Dr. Wagner working with a dog

Dr. Conny Wagner


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


I grew up in a small town in Thuringia, Germany and received my veterinary degree from the University of Leipzig in 1996. I have been working in private practice since my move to Portland in 2003. I strongly believe in the integration of a variety of medical frameworks, guided by compassion, open communication, and appropriate diagnostics in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for my patients and their family. I am passionate about co-creating a more equitable future for us all and changing the face of veterinary medicine in this country!

I am an herbal practicioner and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and a Certified TCVM Palliative & End-Of-Life Practicioner and Certified Veterinary Food Therapist through Chi University.

I love spending time with family & friends, enjoy traveling, hiking, and playing ping pong. Gardening is a passion of mine and a way for me to connect with all living things and also with my late grandmother, who was an avid gardener and the first person who taught me about plants.

I share a home with my dog Hazel, who enjoys coming to work every day and loves to cuddle and do the zoomies!


Erika holding a small white dog

Erika Villada-Figueroa 

Veterinary Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I have graduated from Benson High School and received a certification in veterinary assisting from Carrington College. Recently starting my journey here at Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic, I am excited to meet all the clients and their four-legged companions. My passion for animals began at the age of 3 when first traveling to Mexico to visit family. Every trip was always heartbreaking, I could never fathom or understand why there were so many strays and saw very few animals that had homes. Seeing the reality for these animals drove me to want to pursue a career in the veterinary field. I love animals and truly feel my purpose in life is to help heal and educate pet guardians to help their companions live healthy lives.

I love spending time with my family, eating a lot of food, listening to music and going hiking. 


Picture of Jada

Jada Jackson

Veterinary Assistant 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


I am a native Oregonian. I discovered at a very young age that I wanted to do something to help my furry friends. I was able to volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society for about four and a half years, where I saw pets that needed love and care. This experience set me on the path to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Working at Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic, helps me towards my goal to become a veterinarian and open up my own clinic one day. A fun fact about me is that I have three very spoiled pets. Two chihuahuas, Sweetie and Milo. My other pet is my Siamese cat named Ginger who has been my best friend since birth. 

A couple of my hobbies are trying new recipes, going to the movies with friends, and swimming. 

I am looking forward to meeting you and caring for your fur babies.


Jasmine holding two small dogs

Jasmine Cortez

Veterinary Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


I’m a first-generation Mexican American, originally from Los Angeles, California that moved to Portland in the fall of 2017. I’m a current PSU undergraduate student studying Biology with a Pre-Veterinary Medicine track and a minor in Spanish.


During family vacations to Mexico, at a young age, I witnessed the countless strays and lack of basic animal care. All I could do was give them food and pet them while saying to myself “when I grow up, I’m going to be a veterinarian and come back to help you”. Those memories remain ingrained in my memory and are what fueled my desire to get into the Veterinary Medicine field. I aspire to return to Mexico after I finish school to assist current organizations in their mission to educate and help provide services for underserved communities. My love and passion for animal advocacy have been an integral part of my identity. While unfamiliar with eastern medicine for animals, I’m excited to discover more about how eastern medicine can heal our pets. I look forward to connecting with this community and meeting your fur babies.

In my spare time, you can find me nestled with my two senior pups Muffin and Mojo. I also enjoy camping, volunteering, gardening, collecting plants, and recreating my mom’s recipes.


Thuy holding two small dogs

Thuy Anh Nguyen

(Pronounced: Twee-Uhn)

Veterinary Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


I lived in Portland all my life. It all started with a spontaneous trip to the Oregon Humane Society where I adopted my two silly and loving dogs, Bentley and Nautika. I fell in love as soon as our eyes met. There were many things I have learned over the course of taking care of my beloved fur family. After Bentley's health started to decline due to old age/illnesses, he suddenly passed. Due to this sad event, there was a newfound spark of purpose for me to pursue the veterinary field. That is where I was given the opportunity at Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic to care for animals and the people who love them deeply. It has been a humbling experience thus far working with a caring and compassionate team. 

I find joy in spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling and exploring new foods/culture that the world has to offer.