About Our Clinic:

Dr. Lyle L. Scott opened Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in 1977.  He grew up in the Willamette Valley and returned after obtaining his DVM from Colorado State University.  His initial focus was primarily large animal medicine.   As his practice grew he began treating cats and dogs on the farms that he visited and eventually needed a clinic location.  Dr. Scott formed long lasting relationships with many of his clients and patients due to his generous nature, compassion, and medical expertise.  We still have a few clients today that started coming to the clinic when it first opened.

Dr. Kathleen E. Hanifen had been a client of Dr. Scott’s for almost 20 years when she obtained her DVM from Oregon State University.  As a client, she really liked the personal attention that a smaller clinic is able to provide and wanted to practice the same kind of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Scott retired and Dr. Hanifen purchased the clinic in 2011.  The clinic has seen many changes since he retired but the philosophy that made the clinic successful for the past 40 years remains the same.  We look forward to continuing to take care of our current patients and clients and meeting new ones.

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Our Services:

Preventive Care
Annual exams, vaccinations appropriate for your pet's lifestyle, worming, medications
We believe that good oral care is important to your pet's health.
We provide a number of routine surgeries including spays, neuters, mass removals, and some orthopedic procedures.
In-house hematology, blood chemistry, and thyroid hormone testing.
We have high-quality digital radiology available. Digital referral for radiologist review is available.
We are able to offer limited ultrasound exams.
We maintain wide variety of common medications used in veterinary medicine in-house.
Prescription Veterinary Diets
We maintain an inventory of a variety of therapeutic diets.

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Our Staff:
Kathleen E. Hanifen, DVM
Veterinarian and Owner
DVM – Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine – 2010
Dr. Hanifen took over ownership of Salem Park Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Lyle Scott in July 2011. Prior to joining the clinic, she was a client of Dr. Scott for 20 years.  Dr. Hanifen's interests include small animal medicine and surgery and equine medicine.  Dr. Hanifen is married to Rick Barry.  They have a son, Keegan, two dogs, five cats and one Morgan horse.
Tami Yeager
Office Manager and Veterinary Assistant
BS - University of Wisconsin - Animal Science
Tami joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in November 2015.  Prior to joining the clinic, she worked in a family practice medical office in billing and office management.  She also managed a horse boarding stable.  She has three kids, one horse, two dogs, too many cats to count, two goats, and a rabbit.

Emily Dalziel
Reception Manager and Veterinary Assistant
BM - Western Oregon University - Contemporary Music
Emily joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in December 2017.  In addition to working at the clinic she teaches music lessions in the Salem area.  She has a dog, a cat, three rabbits, and a parakeet.
Breanna Yeager
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Persuing BS - Zoology - Oregon State University
Breanna has been working at the clinic during school breaks. She shares several animals, mainly cats, with Tami.
Taygan Frazier
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Taygan joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in September 2019. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys participating in ballroom dancing, crossfit, and hiking excursions. She has one dog and one cat.
Abby Bedwell
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Abby joined the clinic in May, 2021. Outside of work Abby has many interests including training guide dogs, anything with nature, and quilting! Abby has one pet dog and two cats.
Mary Stockstill
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Mary joined the clinic in May, 2021. She enjoys hiking, riding horses, and jet-skiing. She has worked at a horse boarding facility since 2016. She has two horses, three dogs, two cats, and a lot of fish.
Aleshia Girod
Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Aleshia joined the clinic in June, 2022. She raises and shows dairy goats with her bestie Miranda. While the goats take most of her free time, she also enjoys training her dog, Marvel. Aleshia has a horse, three cats, and two dogs.

Manager of us all and kibble quality control specialist
Sampson joined the clinic in June, 2022. He first appeared as a stray at Dr. Hanifen's house. He's still settling in here, but is always here to give the best kitty hugs. He enjoys climbing around the clinic in his free time.

In Memoriam:
Wanda Stombaugh
Office Manager
Wanda joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in April 1992 and her contributions to the clinic cannot be overstated.  Many of our clients really enjoyed the personalized attention they got from her.  The clinic isn't the same without her and she is missed every day.
Clinic Cat/Manager
Buddy joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in 2012. Prior to joining the clinic, he was living on the mean streets of Aumsville.  He was the official office manager and greeter, and took pride in his work. He stole our hearts, and the clinic is not the same without him.​​​​​​​
Clinic Cat
Billy joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2016 and was the official client greeter for the practice. His main interests included food, snacks, and treats. One could often find Billy in his designated office chair at the front desk or bothering Abby as she tried to vacuum the floors at the end of the day. He was purrfect.

Lyle L. Scott, DVM
"Life is not a journey to the pearly gates with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, reins in one hand, saddle in the other; thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaim: "Wow! What a ride!!"."