McKenzie Animal Clinic

2990 Oro Dam Blvd. E. Suite B
Oroville, CA 95966


Our Staff

Kathryn F. McKenzie, DVM
Veterinarian & Owner

Dr. McKenzie returned to California in 1988 after living and working in Arkansas and Louisiana. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the Oroville area since that time. In 2004 she elected to pursue her vision of providing high quality veterinary care in her very own practice and founded McKenzie Animal Clinic.

Professional Information, Interests, and Activities:

DVM Washington State University 1980 (Summa Cum Laude)

North Valley Veterinary Medical Association (Past President)

California Veterinary Medical Association

Small Animal External Advisory Board Veterinary Teaching Hospital UC Davis (8/01 to 7/05)

Butte County Animal Control Advisory Board (1996 to 2004)

Butte County West Nile Virus Task Force (8/02 to 4/04)

Personal Information:

Married to Kent McKenzie for 35 years, two sons Ross and Douglas plus daughter-in-law Elizabeth. Other family members include a standard wire-hair dachshund named Jonas and four cats, Harriet, Terrabyte, Notch, JayNine and two firebelly toads.



Lesley Francis
Registered Veterinary Technician

I was born and raised in Butte County and have lived here all my life.  I live on a ranch near Biggs, CA.  I have dogs, horses, and sheep.  I have been a licensed veterinary technician for fifteen years and have worked in the veterinary field for twenty-four years. I spent many years showing horses, owned and operated a dog grooming shop for a number years and have breeding and showing Border Terriers for the past twelve years, competing in conformation, obedience, agility, fly ball, and earthdog tests. 

I really enjoy working with all types of animals both large and small and love caring for them at the veterinary clinic. I also enjoy the opportunity to meet the owners of the pets that visit the clinic and helping them with both physical as well as behavioral concerns. 



Lisa Vernon
Registered Veterinary Technician  

Animals have been a passion of mine since a child.  I worked in another career for 25 years, retired, and went back to college to obtain my Veterinary Technician Degree.  I became licensed in 2001 and I  am now following my dream.  

I have had several pets throughout the years but now down to four dogs and one cat. Isis is my Rat Terrier, Jada is a new rescue,  and Dusty and Blaze are our loveable Brittany Spaniels.

I have one black cat, a rescue, who is the hunting goddess of my street. 

In my spare time, I ride motorcycles, hike, enjoy water sports, and travel.  My favorite trips are ones where I can view wildlife.  In my life I have seen wolves hunt, beluga whales migrate, large herds of elk, swam with manatees in the wild, and swam with dolphins in the wild. 



Erin Teer
Office Manager  

I have basically lived in Oroville my entire life, since 4 months of age.  My husband Marc, and I have 2 children.  We have 2 dogs, Kylee (Schipperke) and Neeko (Labrador), and 2 cats, (Mr. T, and Kit Kat).  I have worked in the veterinary field since 1998.  I am Dr. Mac's Office Manager.  I occasionally work hands on with the pets, but mostly do receptionist duties, maintaining inventory, and bookkeeping.  I really enjoy working with people and nothing makes me happier than a satisfied client with a healthy pet!




In the office they call me Dr. Frey , the I T guy. I am a retired medical radiologist having practiced in North Dakota and Washington state. My duties are not as a radiologist but in a parallel field. My job description is " in-house computer software applications and radiograph specialist". I have an additional assignment. It is facilitating in-house and off site archiving. Basically, my job is to see that the software for the new digital imaging system is working appropriately.

Delores, my wife, and I both grew up in a small town in North Dakota. We met when she was in nurses training and I in medical school. We came to Oroville in 1990 from Bellingham, Washington when I retired. That was because Oroville is where our two grandsons, Douglas and Ross McKenzie lived. I confess, there may be a bit of nepotism. Yes, Dr. McKenzie is our daughter

Our cat is Susitna, a rescue cat. She does not like to come to the clinic, but loves to be with me when I am working out in the yard. 




Amber Skupowski
Veterinary Assistant                    

I have been a resident of Butte County my whole life.  My husband and I recently purchased a home in Oroville where we care for our little family of pets.  "Tilly Moe", as seen in the photograph, was a pound puppy.  She was adopted recently and is the constant entertainer.  "Tess", also in the picture, is a Chesapeake Bay Retreiver that I raised since she was a puppy.  I also have five cats, Percie, Muffin, Buttons, Tazer and Deuce.

I find there is nothing more rewarding than coming to work each day and having the honor of caring for our patients.  I treat each one as if they were my own and as such, there are times when I am sad to see them leave the office. I know that by then they are feeling better than when they came in and are so happy to see their parent.  This is exactly why Veterinary Care was the only career choice for me.