Dr. Lyle L. Scott opened Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in 1977. He grew up in the Willamette Valley and returned after obtaining his DVM from Colorado State University. His initial focus was primarily large animal medicine. As his practice grew he began treating cats and dogs on the farms that he visited and eventually needed a clinic location. Dr. Scott formed long lasting relationships with many of his clients and patients due to his generous nature, compassion, and medical expertise. We still have a few clients today that started coming to the clinic when it first opened.
Dr. Kathleen E. Hanifen had been a client of Dr. Scott’s for almost 20 years when she obtained her DVM from Oregon State University. As a client, she really liked the personal attention that a smaller clinic is able to provide and wanted to practice the same kind of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Scott retired and Dr. Hanifen purchased the clinic in 2011. The clinic has seen many changes since he retired but the philosophy that made the clinic successful for the past 40 years remains the same. We look forward to continuing to take care of our current patients and clients and meeting new ones.
Services we provide:
Preventive Care - Annual exams, vaccinations appropriate for your pet's lifestyle, worming, medications
Dentistry- We believe that good oral care is important to your pet's health.
Surgery- We provide a number of routine surgeries including spays, neuters, mass removals, and some orthopedic procedures.
Laboratory- In-house hematology, blood chemistry, and thyroid hormone testing.
Ultrasound - We are able to offer limited ultrasound exams. We have plans to expand these services in the future.
Medications- We maintain wide variety of common medications used in veterinary medicine in-house.
Prescription Veterinary Diets- We maintain an inventory of a variety of therapeutic diets.