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.