Salem Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Tricia Beal

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University

    Dr. Beal completed her veterinary degree at Oregon State University in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Beal was employed by the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Dr. Beal joined VCA Salem Animal

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  • Liz Beesley

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Dr. Beesley is originally from Mount Vernon, Iowa. She was awarded a bachelor of arts in Biology at Hanover College in southern Indiana. Dr. Beesley completed her veterinary degree at the University

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  • 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.  In addition to general small animal practice she

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  • Donnie Hoff

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Donald Hoff joined the VCA Salem Animal Hospital team as an associate veterinarian in August of 2014. He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO where he obtained his bachelor’s

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  • 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 of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University

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  • 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 Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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