VCA Salem Animal Hospital

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

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 503-581-1438.  

Our business hours are:
Monday through Friday 7am to 9pm.  
Saturday 8am to 9pm.
Sunday 10am to 9pm.
Excludes major holidays.

Urgent Care Hours:
Monday through Sunday 1pm to 9pm.  
Urgent care provides immediate care for pets with minor illnesses or emergencies.
Call ahead to help us prepare for your arrival or simply walk in. 

For emergencies during our off hours, please call:
Salem Veterinary Emergency Clinic 
(503) 588-8082
3215 Market St. NE
Salem, Or. 97301