Joseph Korn, DVM – Owner/Managing Veternarian
Dr. Korn is originally from the Los Angeles area. Growing up, he also lived in France and Israel. He graduated with the DVM degree from U.C. Davis in 1986. His first position as a veterinarian was in a mixed practice, (dogs, cats, dairy and beef cows, horses, small ruminants and llamas), in Mt. Vernon which is in the Appalachian hills of south-east Kentucky. This is where his wife’s family is from and where he earned his undergraduate degree. From there, Dr. Korn, along with his wife Tamira and young children Joshua and Jessica, picked up and moved to Togo, West Africa. There under the auspices of a non-profit organization, he provided animal health care and education in rural villages.
Following that five year adventure, he worked as a small animal practitioner in Louisville, Kentucky for two years. The next stop for the Korn family was 13 years living in Israel, where Dr. Korn worked in a 40 doctor, country-wide, dairy/large animal practice named HaChaklait. His region was the southernmost border area in the Negev desert. During this time he also ran a part-time small animal clinic.
Returning to California in 2010, Dr. Korn worked in Orland for three years in a mixed, (small animal and dairy), practice. He then came to Anderson Veterinary Clinic in December 2013 and purchased the practice in March 2016. He has an interest in all areas of medicine, surgery, and dentistry but has a firm conviction that prevention is the most important thing which pet owners can give their pets to prolong their lifespans and quality of life.
When not working, Dr. Korn enjoys exploring places near and far with his wife, Tamira. He likes finding new mountains, lakes, rivers and coastal areas, as well as good music venues. He is an avid reader, enjoys walking and jogging, as well as motorcycle rides along deserted country roads. He lives with his wife, three dogs, (Shadow, Lucy, and Rocky), and two cats, (Jake and Jazzi). Their son, Joshua lives in Niger, West Africa with wife Julie and son Leon. Their daughter lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Michael Cline, DVM – Senior Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Cline came to this community from Durham in his early 20’s. He started working at Anderson Veterinary Clinic as a kennel worker. Moving his way up through the ranks, he eventually became a RVT, (Registered Veterinary Technician). At that time the owner of the practice was Dr. Walker.
After spending all of his young adulthood working at Anderson Veterinary Clinic, he decided to go to veterinary school. He was accepted to the University of Wisconsin, Madison and returned to his post at Anderson Veterinary Clinic following his graduation….this time as a doctor!
Dr. Cline is an excellent diagnostician and surgeon. He loves orthopedic surgery and difficult medical cases.
Amanda Neligh, BVMS, MRCVS Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Neligh grew up in Cottonwood and has had the unique opportunity of pursuing her veterinary studies overseas. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in July 2016 and joined the Anderson Veterinary Clinic team at that time. Her plans have always included educating and serving in rural areas. She earned her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology at Shasta College and then obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the Chico State University, where she was the herd manager at the Chico State Organic Dairy. She has a very strong interest in small animal internal medicine. She is especially drawn to and skilled in ultrasonography. She is also passionate about bovine and equine medicine as well as agriculture in general.
Dr. Neligh is a valued team member. Her medical knowledge helps raise the level of care for the entire clinic. Her energy, passion and dedication to dig deep when diagnosing difficult cases causes her to go above and beyond in caring for her pet patients.
Besides veterinary medicine, Dr. Neligh has a passion for the great outdoors. Growing up in Northern California, she enjoys hunting, fishing, riding horses and ATVs, snowboarding, boating, and hiking. She would like to serve the community she grew up in by treating their pets and making a family ranch more profitable. She would also like to teach and inspire others to follow their passion in 4H, FFA, agriculture and veterinary medicine.
Meghan Ortiz, DVM Associate Veternarian
Dr. Ortiz comes to us from Red Bluff, CA, where she was born and raised. She attended Red Bluff Union High School before she went away to college. She attended the University of Arizona and the University of Minnesota, where she graduated with a degree in Animal Science while playing Division One Volleyball. After college, she played volleyball professionally for Spain and Puerto Rico which afforded her the opportunity to live and travel all over the world. She has always loved animals and after a few years of playing she decided to follow her original dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Ortiz attended Ross University and completed her clinical year at the University of Missouri. She graduated in 2013 and began her career in Del Ray Beach, Florida before deciding to move closer to home. She then worked in the Salinas area. She came to Anderson Veterinary Clinic in April 2017. She brings great veterinary skill, professionalism, compassion for pets, kindness, and team spirit to our practice. She has a special interest in surgery and dentistry.
Dr. Ortiz and her husband Nick have two dogs, a Pitbull named Aermae and a Cane Corso named BP. They enjoy anything and everything outdoors including camping, boating, swimming, off-roading in their jeep, especially hiking.
Sara, Practice Manager
Sara grew up in Modesto CA, where she graduated from Beyer High School. She moved to Redding in 2001. She worked as the Office Manager for a local fitness center for six years and moved to Anderson Veterinary Clinic in 2007.
A busy veterinary practice has more moving parts, (with medicine, surgery, dentistry, In-House procedures, and boarding all under one roof), than probably any other sort of business. Sara is the glue that keeps all the parts connected. She is highly dedicated to our clients, patients, and staff. She has unique skills in balancing accounting and financial duties with making sure all the work in the clinic is flowing smoothly and motivation the team.
Sara enjoys BBQ’s, camping, horseback riding, and spending time with her family and friends every chance she gets. She has two awesome children, Brandon and Katelyn and an awesome husband, Russ. Her furry family consists of three dogs, a Pit-bull, an Australian Shepherd, and a Mutly. She also has three horses.
Summer, Lead RVT-Registered Veterinary Technician
Summer’s passion for animals began at a very young age. Growing up on a small family farm helped nurture this love. Striving for knowledge and growth has driven her career in veterinary medicine. Summer has participated in many leadership groups and worked at a horse training facility while in ROP. Immediately after graduation West Valley High School, she began pursuing her degree in Veterinary Technology and obtained her A.S. degree in 2006.
Summer has been a veterinary technician since 2004 and a valued team member at Anderson Veterinary Clinic since May 2008. She has always been dedicated and loyal to our clients, our patients and our practice. She has always demonstrated a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn and advance. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in April 2016 and was given the position of Lead RVT. She also has her CPT1 license in human medicine.
Summer is very detail oriented but has the ability to see the big picture and make sure that everything gets done as well, and all this with a big smile! She is continuously striving for excellence for herself and for our team at Anderson Veterinary Clinic.
She enjoys as much time as she can being connected with nature, walking, going to the lake, hiking, horseback riding, and spending quality time with her husband Augustine, five children, and her fur babies.
Michael Pittore, RVT & Kennel Supervisor
Michael grew up in Cottonwood where he and his family bred Labrador Retrievers and raised pigs, turkeys, and chickens. He began raising hogs in 4-H and continued for seven years while also participating in FFA for four years. He graduated from West Valley High School and then attended Shasta College, studying General Education. He came to Anderson Veterinary Clinic in April 2011, working in the kennel. He soon became Kennel Manager and then moved on to Veterinary Assistant and technician. His next step was attending Platt College where he earned his Certificate in Veterinary Technology and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in April 2017.
Michael is highly skilled, extremely dedicated, and loves both detailed-hands on procedures and interacting with pets and pet owners. He is also an excellent teacher.
Michael enjoys anything outdoors but mainly spends time fishing, hunting, or golfing with his wife and son. He has two dogs, two cats, and plans to get cattle in the future.