Oregon Veterinary Medical Director Patti Van De Coevering joined Guide Dogs in 1996. An Oregon native, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 1987 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Patti has a special interest in working dogs, herd health and canine athletes. In her spare time, she competes with her three Brittanys in field trials, conformation and agility. She enjoys gardening, horseback riding and other outdoor activities.