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:
Dr. Kathleen Hanifen
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 June 2010. 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, three dogs, five cats and two Morgan horses.
Phyllis Arthur
Bookkeeper and Veterinary Assistant
BS - University of Wisconsin - Madison - Retail Management
Phyllis joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in 2011. She has previously worked as a buyer and manager for JCPenney, a sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and co-owned Words Lovely Words Gift Shoppe in Salem for 9 years. She has worked at the clinic as the bookkeeper and in various other roles since Dr. Hanifen purchased it. Phyllis is married and has one daughter, a dog, and a cat. Her interests include gardening, animals, hiking, and anything to do with water -- especially warm beaches!
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, three dogs, three cats, two goats, and a rabbit.

Emily Dalziel
Receptionist 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, two rabbits, two guinea pigs, 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 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, one cat, and has recently welcomed a horse into her fur family.
Clinic Cat
Billy joined Salem Park Veterinary Clinic in 2016 and is the official client greeter for the practice. His interests include meowing for meal times, napping in his designated office chair, and ringing a bell for treats.

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.​​​​​​​