Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

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

Please call us at 541-296-5059 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Kendra, Dr. Cynthia, Dr. Kayla, Dr. Becky

Cynthia Lindsay, DVM

Veterinarian and Owner

Learn more about Dr. Cynthia Lindsay

Dr. Cynthia (Mayo) Lindsay attended DePaul University in Chicago for undergraduate studies, then Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, British West Indies for veterinary school. After completing her fourth clinical year at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lindsay moved to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. She began working at Columbia Veterinary Hospital in 2006 and purchased the hospital in 2012. Realizing the practice had outgrown the facility, Dr. Lindsay designed and built a new small animal and equine hospital on the Columbia River in 2019. Dr. Lindsay is passionate about providing excellent veterinary care to all patients and supporting their owners equally through times of wellness and difficulty. Although no longer practicing, Dr. Lindsay has embraced the role of Managing Veterinarian and thoroughly enjoys the daily challenges and joys that are presented.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and pursuing the many recreational activities the gorge has to offer. She can often be found riding her bike on the riverfront trail in The Dalles.

Kendra Moulton, DVM


Learn more about Dr. Kendra Moulton

Dr. Kendra grew up in Central Oregon. She graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor in Science in 2010 and Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After vet school, She moved to the Columbia Gorge where she worked in Washington for 1.5 years at a mixed animal practice and then joined Columbia Veterinary Hospital (CVH) in Fall 2015. Dr. Kendra’s carried on her passion for large animal medicine and started CVH mobile large animal service in 2016. Dr. Kendra enjoys practicing both small and large animal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Kendra enjoys riding her horse’s Tigger and Jasper and taking advantage of many other outdoor activities.

Kayla Shepherd, DVM


Learn more about Dr. Kayla Shepherd

Dr. Kayla Shepherd grew up in Minnesota and earned a Bachelors degree in animal science at the University of Minnesota where she also attended veterinary school to earn her Doctorate. Dr. Kayla’s focus is on equine and small animal medicine. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 and her passion is potentiating the human-animal bond. Her passions within the field include equine sports medicine, lameness, equine reproduction, small animal surgery, dentistry and preventive care.

In her spare time she enjoys eventing on her horse, hiking with her dogs and fiancé, Dan, doing yoga, and baking. Dr. Kayla has a horse named Rocket, 2 dogs named Radish and Mango and 2 cats named Parmesan and Meowy. Her favorite thing about the Pacific Northwest is the accessibility to so many amazing outdoor places and the mild winters!

Becky Brandenburg, DVM


Learn more about Dr. Becky Brandenburg

Dr. Becky Brandenburg is originally from North Carolina. She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University graduating in 2015. Following graduation Becky worked in a mixed animal practice in Goldendale, WA and then spent the last 4 years in Brookings, Oregon at a mixed animal practice. Becky joined Columbia Veterinary Hospital in 2019. She enjoys emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and reproduction.

In her free time, Becky enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, riding her horse, and snowboarding.

Andrea Jundt

Lead Receptionist and Office Manager

Hope Rodel

Practice Manager

Allison Parke


Stephanie Aamodt


Amber Atkins

Certified Veterinary Technician

Nicole Fargo

Certified Veterinary Technician

Lana Atkins

Surgical Veterinary Assistant, Equipment Manager

Yolanda Alvarez

Surgical Veterinary Assistant

Priscilla Wageman

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer Springston

Veterinary Assistant

Lexie McCafferty

Veterinary Assistant

Mckenzie Monagon

Kennel Technician

Kaitlin Moe

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Technician

Elisabet Vela

Kennel Technician