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 over 4 years of veterinary experience. She spends a lot of her Sundays volunteering her time at local shelters and fostering animals. Ashlee & her 2 boys love spending time with family, friends and their 2 dogs Dolce & Gabbana, who are Stafford-shire Bull Terriers she rescued.
Amanda is our receptionist; She has worked here since September, 2012. She grew up here in Salem, Oregon but just recently moved back from Vancouver, Washington where she spent the last 13 years. Amanda has been in the veterinary field since 2004. She and her children enjoy camping, fishing, hiking being with family and friends and playing with their two cats; Gixxer & Pistol.
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.