Here is what clients are saying about us:
Dr. Mertens was recommended to help us with Darla, an older quarter horse mare that did not allow us to touch her. Using her Equine Behavior Modification (positive reinforcement clicker training) techniques, Dr. Mertens taught us to work with Darla to change her behavior. After a few short months, Darla now is easily haltered, brushed, foot trimmed, trailered and ridden. Dr. Mertens techniques are highly recommended if you are looking for an alternative to traditional training techniques.
–Carrie and Dale Anderson
We started off with Jewels not even letting me walk her up to the trailer without pulling away from me and snorting, to now she will stand at the trailer and willingly take treats and hang out there. She has even loaded in at liberty […] Clicker training has given me such beautiful insight into the relationship it takes to really understand your horses and what it takes on your part to engage with them […] I know that Dr. Mertens has given Jewel’s and me so much more than just some lessons in clicker training and I will always recommend her and this method to anyone! Thank you Kath!! Forever grateful!!
–Lacey and Jewels
Thank you again and I will refer your gentle, loving care to anyone in need of a great veterinarian! I was very impressed by all you did.
–Shannon Jolley, Corbett
My horse, Pester, would have lost her eye had it not been for the great care and dedication by Mertens Mammals. They are truly there for you any time you need them. I could go on and on. Kath Mertens has been so good to us!
–Troy and Wendy Mohr, Estacada
I got looking at Sassy’s records and it will be 6 years in July when you first met Sassy—I feel so fortunate that you became her vet and have looked after her all these years. You are such a wonderful and caring doc and I know you always have Sassy’s best interests at heart. I also know I can always rely on you to help me or Sassy when needed. Thanks for all you do for both of us—will keep you posted on Sassy.”
–Judy Becker, Eagle Creek
I have been a client of Mertens Mammals for 10 years. Kath (Dr. Mertens) is the most kind, thoughtful and caring Vet I have ever had for my animals. I have 3 horses: my Appy “Breeze” who turns 30 this year, my Paint ” Rocket ” 14 and my other Paint “Fergie ” 3 are all under Kath’s care. I also had a dog “Cowboy” who I lost to cancer last July. Kath took care of him also. Dr.Mertens came out on Mother’s Day about 7 years ago to treat Breeze for a cut above her right eye. After a few weeks of recovery we were happy to not have a huge scar. Kath also spent 2 hours with me 3 years ago when Rocket had a small case of colic. (Thank God). I couldn’t ask for a better person to take care of my girls. Kath always calls to check in on the patients. When people ask who I use for my veterinary needs for my horses, I’m always proud to refer them to Mertens Mammals. When you call the office you will always get a wonderful greeting from Pauline or Kath. I am so thankful for an honest and caring Vet. Thank you, Kath!
–Michelle Schatz, Portland
Dr. Mertens is a very friendly, knowledgeable equine veterinarian (and a friend to the rest of the farmyard, including the chickens!). Always up to date on the latest in equine health, and even though Mertens Mammals is a small clinic giving you the personable experience, Dr. Mertens also has equipment for more advanced diagnostics and procedures!
–Ari Gordon, Boring
Kath, thank you so much for being Greyson’s vet, your gentle hand, compassion and great skill made all the difference for my buddy.
–Deirdre Dekking, Portland