Dr. Lauren Stayer is a native of the Pacific Northwest who grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended veterinary school at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009. After veterinary school Lauren moved to Boise, Idaho and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at WestVet Emergency and Specialty Center.

Lauren moved to Central Oregon in July 2010 and worked as a relief veterinarian until she joined the team at Bend Veterinary Clinic in May 2011. Her favorite aspects of being a veterinarian are helping to build and maintain a strong bond between pets and their families as well as assisting with the management of diseases to improve the quality of life of animals.

She lives with her husband, their 2 children, and 2 dogs. She enjoys the beauty of Central Oregon and when she has free time, she can be found running, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.