The Westside Pet Hospital Team
Dr. Scott D. Shaw, DVM, CVA
Dr. Shaw has been practicing veterinary medicine for over thirty-two years. He has treated the gamut of animals including racehorses, cattle, sheep, goats, ostriches, dogs, cats, birds, wildlife and â€œpocket petsâ€. His interest in being a veterinarian arose at an early age from caring for his brood of farm animals. Since graduation, he has continued to expand his knowledge by attending numerous continuing education courses. During the first part of his career he attended classes on internal medicine, advanced dentistry and orthopedic surgical techniques. For the past fifteen years he has expanded his education into holistic medicine. He finished the professional veterinary homeopathy course in 2000. He became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in 2004. Since then he has taken many classes on advanced acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy. He feels the blending of western veterinary and eastern veterinary medicine creates a balance for optimum patient care. Dr. Shawâ€™s family includes his wife Kristin, twin sons Nathan and Douglas, Annie the cat and the newest addition, Biggs, a Welsh Corgi.
Dr. Shaw is very involved with the community. He is president of the Central Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and is on the advisory board for the veterinary technician program at COCC. He is an avid mountain bike rider and is a trail crew leader for the Central Oregon Trail Association. He also enjoys skiing, snow boarding, and coaching Little League baseball.
Laurie Murdoch, Client Relations
Laurie Murdoch grew up in Eugene and Springfield. She moved to McMinnville where she graduated from high school. She attended Chemekata Community College taking pre-veterinary courses. Laurie has worked as a veterinary assistant, technician and receptionist for 13 years.
Her love for animals started at a very young age. Her mother accused her of bringing home everything that crawled, had scales, fur, or feathers! She adopted lost dogs, kittens, horned toads, birds, mice or anything she could love and cuddle. Animals were her life.
Her love for horses began at the age of 19 when she bought her first horse, saddle, and bridle for $300.00. She trail rode then managed a family-owned Paint Horse breeding facility. She helped breed, raise, train, and prepare horses to be shown at halter in the American Paint Horse Association.
Laurie has a daughter and son. Her husband, Allan, and her enjoy camping, four-wheeling, dancing, horseback, riding, hunting, and working on their five-acre property in Redmond, Oregon. They have five grand children and enjoy social family time and participating in their grandsonâ€™s youth rodeos.
Laurie has two dogs â€œTaterâ€ a Welsh Corgi, and â€œKaytâ€ a Healer mix. She has two Quarter Horses, Kid and Jaxâ€. And letâ€™s not forget â€œMelvynâ€ the cat!
Kiley Conery, CVT
Kiley has wanted to be a veterinary technician since she could remember. She would wrap her dog in toilet paper, pretending she had broken limbs and then would bring her everything to make sure she was okay. She was always okay and would put up with Kiley anyway.
Now Kiley has two handsome boys, both with four legs: Mickey Mouse, a Boxer, and Sammy, a yellow Labrador. She loves her dogs so much and cannot wait to adopt an animal from a shelter in the future.
Kiley loves that every time she gets up in the morning she gets to help the animals of this wonderful community while working along with an amazing team. Kiley is hoping to further herself in emergency medicine and work at the emergency clinic once she is settled in here at Westside Pet Hospital.
Katie Wright, CVA