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VCA Salem Animal Hospital

Phone: 503-581-1438
Fax: 503-581-5477
4053 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
Business Hours
Urgent Care Hours: Monday through Sunday 1pm to 9pm. Provides immediate care for pets with minor illnesses or emergencies. Simply walk in or call ahead to help us prepare for your arrival.

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

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 landscaped grounds to a covered portico so you can take your pet from the car into the medical center without getting rained on.

Walking through the front doors you enter a soft, gentle spa-like environment with muted colors, cathedral ceilings, designer chandeliers, soothing classical music, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and gourmet chocolate chip cookies still warm from the oven. Your children can watch a family movie on flat-screened monitors in a special, secure play area while you surf the net during your pet's appointment.

You and your pet will be greeted by staff members who are chosen for their love of both pets and their owners. Compassion is the most important ingredient to great health care. To guarantee that your pet

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New to VCA?

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

compassion.

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. Melissa Wood
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Oregon State University

Originally from Southern California, Melissa Wood relocated to Oregon, for school, and fell in love with the area.  Dr. Wood graduated from

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