Meet Lauren, one of our managers. Lauren officially joined our team in April of 2019, but she has been part of the Frontier Veterinary Hospital team unofficially for her entire life… she is Dr. Scott Loepp’s daughter!
Do you have any nicknames?
My family and childhood friends call me Lu and in college several friends, including my husband picked up “Loeppy”, but generally I go by Lauren.
In your words, what is your job at Frontier and Beaverton Pet Clinic?
As the newest member of the Frontier Administrative team, I’m currently learning the foundations of the veterinary industry and familiarizing myself with the “Frontier/Beaverton Way”. Outside of growing up in the industry, I have spent my entire professional career outside of veterinary medicine. I will be shadowing our teams to learn and understand work flow and with the other Management Team members who have cumulative decades of experience in this industry. I will also be responsible for special projects or whatever needs to be done to support the business and management teams.
Why did you decide to work at Frontier?
I grew up with Frontier (I’m Doctor Loepp’s 2nd child, oldest daughter) and the opportunity to come back to the family business is a unique and invaluable opportunity for me. From cleaning kennels on Christmas mornings to serving as Chief Lawn Mowing Officer in high school to being a CSR in the summer during college, I’ve worn a few hats as a Frontier team member.
With a degree in Psychology from Linfield College and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Oregon under my belt, I returned to Portland to earn my stripes in the professional world. After working in Management Consulting and the public utility space in Project Management I now have the opportunity to return to small business – and I’m very excited to begin this new adventure. Small business represents a larger mission for me and if you’ve met any team member at FVH, you know why.
Plus, it is a dream of mine to work at a place where lunchtime puppy snuggles are a real thing!
Do you have any pets?
We have a two-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named Tenby (named after my favorite city in Wales) who has us wrapped around her little paw. She incredibly sweet and cuddly, though when you meet her she will certainly overwhelm you with the traditional pointer energy. At just over 40 pounds Tenby is a small pointer which is actually an ideal size for us! She loves people and we often call her Velcro because of her tendency to stick by our side regardless of where we go in the house. While she is not trained to hunt Tenby has great bird-dog disposition and we love watching her in her natural environment when her natural instincts really show.
Tell us a little known fact about you!
I’ve become an avid golfer over the last few years after being introduced to it by my husband Jamison. It’s become my go-to sport recently due in large part to my general obsession with sports and the realization that I cannot keep playing soccer and basketball forever (sigh). The best golf memory I have to date is playing the Old Course at St. Andrews on our honeymoon in 2017.