Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Moreland Veterinary Hospital in Portland! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 503-239-9972 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Hospital Staff

Owners and Veterinarians
Robert Bruno
Kay Bruno

Veterinarians
Wilson Karalus
Dawn Kim

Receptionist
Amy Gibson
Ashley Jacobs
Betty Brooks
Nancy Borchers
Sarah Davee

Tech
Patrick Tidwell

Veterinary Assistant
Caitlyn Bogert
Cindee Ries
Isa Reiber
Kelsey Iwaniec
Leah Brown
Mae Blashishin
Michelle Lindorff

Kennel Staff
Amanda Poppema
Tyrenna Jacobs

Volunteer
Jessica Boyer

Dr. Kay Bruno, DVM

Dr. Kay Bruno has been surrounded by animals all of her life. Her parents maintained acreage complete with goats, horses, rabbits and chickens. At a very early age, Dr. Kay Bruno’s passion for animals (and a knack for math and science) drove her to pursue a career in veterinary services.

Dr. Bruno graduated from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 where she met her husband and future family business partner. She initially practiced at a mixed animal vet ranging from small animals to horses in South Florida. Her background in large vet facilities with multiple doctors provided exposure to a variety of both feral and domesticated animals.

The Dr. and her husband moved to Portland in 1996 to start a family and search for the perfect location for their practice. She found the small town neighborhood feel of the Sellwood/Westmoreland area to be a perfect fit. They opened the doors in 1998. Today, the Bruno family consists of two beautiful children, two dogs, four cats, a bird, a tortoise, a turtle, an iguana, three tanks of fish and of course, Moreland Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Bob Bruno, DVM

Dr. Bob Bruno shares the same passion for animals. He worked for a zoo for three years before deciding to join a circus to continue working with exotic animals. His stint with the circus solidified his interest in working with animals and he decided to enter veterinarian school. He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Part of his senior year was spent at Oklahoma State where he met his future wife, Dr. Kay. Upon graduation, he worked for a small Ft. Lauderdale animal hospital for eight years.

Prior to their move to Portland, Dr. Bob and his wife had never had the opportunity to work together. Opening Moreland Veterinary Hospital fulfilled his dream of having a family oriented practice in a charming Portland neighborhood.

Dr. Wilson Karalus, DVM

Dr. Wilson Karalus graduated in 2013 from Massey University in New Zealand. He was born and raised in Gisborne, New Zealand, and spent his childhood on a small farm, with a variety of animals. This is where his love of the outdoors, and his desire to become a veterinarian began. Dr. Wilson met his wife, Dr. Laura, at Massey University, and after graduating they both moved to Ashburton, New Zealand, to practice as mixed animal veterinarians. After 3 years of chasing dairy cows around the Canterbury plains, home was beginning to call for Dr. Laura, and an adventure sounded perfect to Dr. Wilson. Originally from Maryland, Dr. Laura had previously fallen in love with Portland, Oregon, so they decided to move here. After a brief stint in Oregon City, Dr. Wilson joined the team here at Moreland Veterinary Hospital in May of 2017. He enjoys getting to know clients, and is excited to meet you and your pets! His interests include surgery, imaging, and preventive medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Wilson enjoys snowboarding, running, rock climbing, hiking, and fishing. He is happiest when exploring new places, and he would love to share any tips if you are thinking of traveling to New Zealand!

Dr. Dawn Kim, DVM

Dawn grew up in Los Angeles and had various pets throughout her childhood, including a dog, rabbits, fish, and parakeets. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley and UCLA, and it wasn’t until a few years later that she finally found her true calling in animal welfare and veterinary medicine. She graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and she loved it so much in Oregon that she decided to start her career in Portland. She truly values the significance of the human-animal bond, and sincerely enjoys working with clients and their furry family members to find solutions together to healthy pets and happy people.

Dawn lives with her fiancé, Jon, their lhasa apso, Chillie, their pitbull mix, Sagan, and their two cats, Sundance and Puumba. In her free time, she loves to go camping, hiking, snowboarding, and playing board games.

Volunteer Extraordinaire

Jessica Boyer has generously donated her time and heaps of love to the patients of Moreland Veterinary Hospital every Thursday for years.

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~Malayan Proverb

Our Friendly Four-Legged Greeters

In memoriam
Sam was a fixture at the clinic for 12 years.

Bentley was a hand selected kitten by a previous four-legged greeter and has been a vet family member ever since 2009.

Owen was dropped off as a kitten and was immediately adopted by staff and the other vet animals.