Jerome Schwartz, DVM
Dr. Schwartz grew up on a farm in Idaho. He graduated from Washington State University in 1981, and started his career in Veterinary Medicine in Woodburn, Oregon.
In 1995, Dr. Schwartz opened Animal Care Center Veterinary Clinic.
In his spare time, Dr. Schwartz enjoys hiking, fishing and spending time with his grandson Quentin and granddaughter Opal. Dr. Schwartz's family includes his wife Linda and his four children. He has a Yorkshire Terrier named Jake and two cute cats named Sweet Thang and Trouble.
Douglas M. Slama, DVM
Dr. Slama is a lifelong Salem resident who graduated from South Salem High School. He received a BS in Biology from Oregon State University, and completed his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1991, also at OSU.
He has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in Salem since graduation. He joined the team at the Animal Care Center in March of 2010.
When not at the clinic, you'll find him immersed in one of his many hobbies. He enjoys running, swimming, golfing, camping and traveling. Doug's family includes his wife Leilani, and their children Tim and Ellie. Four-legged family members include a cat named Gracie, a turtle named Kenny, and their newest addition, a Silken Windhound named Makani K'eoe.
Maggie Gaither, Technician
Maggie joined the Animal Care Center Family in June 2021.
Sofiya Shubina, Technician
Sofiya was born in Russia, but raised in Salem, Oregon. She is the oldest of seven kids. She joined the Animal Care Center Family in March of 2019.
Sofiya has eight four-legged kids, a Husky named Dak, 2 Pit Bulls named Nala & Mister, a German Shepherd named Chevy and four cats named Dusty, Dakota, Mamacita and Bailey. In her spare time, she likes to hike, camp, fish and rescue animals of all shapes and sizes.
Kylie Lukens, Hospital Manager
Kylie is an Oregonian born and raised and has worked over a decade in veterinary medicine. She joined the Animal Care Center Family in April 2019.
Kylie has a Sphynx named Chilly. In her free time, she loves exploring nature with her son Maverick, collecting house plants and rockhounding along the Pacific Coast.
Lynda Shepherd, Client Care Specialist
Lynda joined the Animal Care Center Family in May 2019.
5498 Commercial St. SE
Salem, OR 97306
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Closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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