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Animal Care Center Veterinary Clinic

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Get to know the Animal Care Center Veterinary Clinic family. Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s health.

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Get to know our Veterinarian Team

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
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.

Douglas M. Slama
Dr. Amy Harbord, DVM
Dr. Harbord graduated from Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and practiced in Colorado and North Carolina before finding her way home to Oregon. Dr. Harbord is passionate about all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially enjoys surgery, internal medicine, and achieving optimal health through preventative care. She enjoys getting to work with pets throughout all their life stages and has a special soft spot for fearful or anxious patients. When not working Dr. Harbord can be found adventuring with her husband Josh or trail running with their herding dog mutt, Dash. She also is an avid equestrian and continually trying to give their cat Mia the life of her dreams.
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Maggie Gaither, Technician


Maggie joined the Animal Care Center Family in June 2021.

Sofiya Shubina
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.

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Kasey Quirke, Technician

Kasey joined the Animal Care Center Family in September 2021 and has worked in Veterinary Medicine on and off since 2005 and has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2016. New to Oregon, she is originally from Northern California and has lived in Tennessee and Washington. Kasey lives at home with her teenage son, senior dog, 2 kittens, and a guinea pig. Her hobbies outside of work include hiking, camping, summer river days, and spending time with friends and family.

Kylie Lukens
Kylie Lukens, Hospital Manager
Hospital Manager

Kylie is an Oregonian born and raised and has worked for 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.

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Lynda Shepherd, Client Care Specialist

Client Care Specialist

Lynda joined the Animal Care Center Family in May 2019.