Dr. Howard is a 1968 graduate of Washington State University Veterinary School. He has practiced in Salem, Oregon since 1970. In 1976 he and his wife Joan constructed Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital. The practice at that time was and continues to be horses, dogs and cats. In 1996 Dr. Howards’ daughter’s dog “Peaches” a golden retriever, was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia and it appeared that hip replacement surgery was all that was available. It was at that time he was introduced to Veterinary Acupuncture. “Peaches” responded very well to acupuncture and was able to avoid surgery. In 1997 Dr. Howard was certified by International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). He went on for further training and in 1999 was certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). His practice now is Western Medicine and Complimentary (Eastern) to include Herbal as well.
Ashlee is our technician. She has been with us since August 2012. She brings with her years of veterinary experience. Ashlee received the presidential award at Apollo College, for a 4.0, highest honors, and perfect attendance in her Veterinary Assistant Program. She spends a lot of her days volunteering her time at local shelters and fostering animals. She is a rescue guru. Ashlee & her 3 boys love spending time with family, friends and their 4 dogs. Two French Bulldogs and Dolce & Gabbana, who are Stafford-shire Bull Terriers she rescued. Along with their many other animals.
Joan has worked in the Veterinary profession for 37 years. Much of this time has been spent as office manager of Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys riding horses and being in the outdoors. She has had numerous horses, dogs and cats thru the years enjoying their companionship and caring for them.
Linda has been in the Veterinary field for much of her life. Although her primary position at the clinic is receptionist, Linda is well versed in all fields of veterinary care. In her free time she enjoys family, friends and her animals. Linda is an avid equestrian and enjoys trail riding as well as showing horses in conformation and western pleasure. As a proud Grandmother of two boys, Austin and Colton, she however also likes to indulge in her hobby of dog showing as well. She is the owner of an AKC american staffordshire terrier, Sorell, whom she trains and shows in the conformation and obedience ring.
Jeff has been working as a veterinary technician for over 25 years. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 1993. During college, he began working at a busy Emergency Pet Clinic in Southern California where he remained until moving to Oregon in 2005. While he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, his special interest are in surgery and critical care. In his free time, he enjoys many outdoor activities that Oregon has to offer, and also runs a 'retirement home' for scotties. He is pleased to be a member of the staff here at Twin Oaks, and enjoys the people and pets he gets to interact with.