Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of LaPaw Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Get to Know Our Veterinary Team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Deb LaPaugh

Medical Director

Dr. LaPaugh graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in Syracuse, New York, for several years before moving to Oregon. She then worked in several animal hospitals as a relief veterinarian in Portland and Central Oregon before building LaPaw Animal Hospital in Bend, Oregon. Dr. LaPaugh has special interests in surgery and exotic animals. She has 3 cats at home and 2 rabbits plus 2 cats and a rat at LaPaw Animal Hospital. Dr. Deb loves the boring stuff of life, such as reading, but she also skis, hikes, and bikes like a good Central Oregonian.

Started at LaPaw Animal Hospital: January 2001
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Interests: reading, skiing, biking, taking my dogs on adventures, and enjoying all the beauty of Bend.

Dr. Jonathan Schlossberg

Dr. Jonathan Schlossberg is very excited to announce his employment at LaPaw Animal Hospital and is excited to join its amazing family. His Bachelor of Science is in pre-professional biology from the University of West Florida. He obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and graduated with honors. During his time there he learned how to treat and take care of both large and small animals and worked as a dissector for the anatomy labs. He attended his clinical year at Oregon State University and fell in love with the people and pristine nature of Oregon.

Since his graduation Dr. Schlossberg has worked at Banfield Pet Hospital in Hillsboro for almost 3 years. He is relocating to the Bend where he hopes to raise his 8-month-old son Milo, live a life full of adventure with his wife Nina and two dogs, Nano and Limon. He has an interest in surgery and modern medicine. He likes to involve diet for treating common diseases and allergies that our fur kids tend to get. He likes to focus on client education and how to prevent disease before it occurs. Dr. Schlossberg is fear free certified; he strives to provide stress free hospital visits and he always likes to consider how he would feel if he had the same insult/disease occurring to himself. He understands that in veterinary medicine there isn’t only one way to treat disease thus he appreciates open communication, consulting with his peers, clients and staff in order to better serve his patients.

Dr. Schlossberg was born in CT but lived for over two decades in Jerusalem, Israel and served 3 years in the Israeli military. He moved back to the United States in order to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. His hobbies include soccer, ultra-running, trail running, hiking, scuba diving, cooking and spending time with his son. He would love to learn how to wall climb, mountain bike and ski. He follows a plant-based diet and his senior paper during his clinical year was about how a plant-based diet can prevent disease in dogs. He has always dreamt of becoming a veterinarian since he was a little child and it is his pleasure and honor to serve you, your beloved pets and the community.

Kendra Williams, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kendra is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She was raised in Newberg, Oregon where she began working in veterinary medicine at age 15 at Newberg Veterinary Hospital. She received a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and later she obtained a Master’s degree in Veterinary Science. Kendra is married to Jason and is mom to sons, Gavin and Dylan. She is also a mom to Roxy, her best friend, an 18-year-old tuxedo cat; Maicie, her 11-year-old black Labrador Retriever; Opie, her spunky 3-year-old tabby; and Chibbs, her goofy 1-year-old gray tabby. Every 4th of July she volunteers her time at the St. Paul Rodeo, allowing her to work with large animals alongside a Newberg veterinarian and longtime friend. She loves to learn and is excited to continue learning alongside Dr. Schlossberg and her other colleagues at LaPaw Animal Hospital. Her interests include camping, wakeboarding, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Michelle Leighty

Veterinary Assistant

Michelle is a long-term employee at LaPaw Animal hospital and is vital to the smooth running of our surgical and dental procedures. Before coming to LaPaw Animal Hospital, Michelle worked for several years at the Redmond Humane Society. Michelle has 2 dogs and 1 cat, and chickens. She seems to be constantly working to improve the house she bought in 2014. Michelle and her partner have a rowdy son named Landon!

Started at LaPaw Animal Hospital: 2008
Interests: Petsitting, Various pets, Biking and Family.

Brian Grossman
Veterinary Assistant

Brian is a Veterinary Technician. He was born in Eugene but has lived in Bend since he was 6 and has always loved and wanted to help animals. He worked at the Bend Animal Emergency Center for a few months before coming back to LaPaw in September of 2021. He has a bearded dragon named Buddy who is always wanting blueberries and bugs. Brian is an all-out bona fide nerd playing Dungeons and Dragons at night as well as video games and watching a plethora of fantasy, sci-fi, and superhero shows.