VCA Salem Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Salem Animal Hospital

Phone: 503-581-1438
Fax: 503-581-5477
4053 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
Business Hours

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

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Completely renovated in 2001, VCA Salem Animal Hospital is a state-of-the-art, award-winning facility.

Almost everything in our hospital will be a pleasant surprise to you and your pet. You will drive through beautifully

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

Formerly known as Pet Medical Center, the veterinary hospital located at 4053 Commercial St. SE has changed its name to VCA Salem Animal Hospital and is under new ownership. The caring professional staff strives to offer the latest technology, and every convenience

imaginable. Our aim is to provide your pet with care and compassion second to none!

VCA Salem Animal Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association therefore, meeting the highest standards of excellence in care for your pet. Our staff understands that our pets are like our children and that's our motivation in providing the

best medical care possible. Even more importantly, we treat all pets with great care and


Our Mission

"Where your pet's health is our top priority and customer service is our goal."

� At VCA Salem Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to making your pet's health our top priority, provided through quality, professional care and genuine personal service.

� We pledge to instill in our clients trust and confidence that their pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available.

� We promise to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our clients and their pets.

� We will inspire ourselves, and those we work with, to act responsibly and with care. We will work towards creating an enjoyable work environment in which strict ethical and moral behavior is adhered to, leading us to strive to do our best always -- personally and professionally.

Dr. Kris Hallden
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    A UC Davis 1993 DVM graduate, Dr. Kris Hallden joined the Salem practice in 2000, relocating from Klamath Falls, Oregon. 

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Dr. Chris Hovenden
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Oregon State University

Dr. Chris Hovenden was born and raised in Salem, Oregon.  He obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Oregon State University in 2001 and a Doctorate

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Thank you
Ellen from Salem

I want to thank ALL the staff at the Salem, Oregon VCA for the lifelong care they gave my standard poodle, Brenna. She started her visits there as a 12-week-old puppy and recently ended her visits there at age 11 when she was admitted in sudden medical crisis. She had several surgeries, dental work, some grooming until age 2 when I learned how and could do it myself (thanks for training her to the grooming table!), her shots and wellness exams. She always trotted happily in to see you guys and gals, except for that last visit, when she just couldn't. She thanks you and we all thank you. When she gave me permission to pick out another walking buddy, this time I went to the local shelter and adopted a 4-year-old scruffball of some sort who has eaten far too many table scraps but is otherwise in good health, and she will get to meet you next week. She seems to love everybody so I'm sure she'll be trotting in happily as well. Thanks again. We couldn't thrive without you!