VCA Salem Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Dawn Meuchel, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Portland Community College

    Dawn grew up in Keizer, OR and graduated from McNary High School. In June 2009 she attended the Veterinary Technician program at Portland Community College and graduated with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences. She passed her board exam to become certified in September of 2010. Dawn worked for VCA Salem for 3 years prior to attending school and returned after graduating. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and finding new vegan recipes to try.

  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    Heather Whiteis
    Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster College
    School: Oregon State University, BS


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. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.