Meet the Doctors

Our skilled team of veterinary doctors and support staff are here to proved the only the highest quality of care for your pet.


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Michael Reynolds, DVM

Dr. Reynolds moved to the Stayton area with his wife Tina and three sons, Eric, Ben, and Jackson, in 2005. He grew up in Ashland, OR and Tina grew up in Stayton.

What Dr. Reynolds enjoys most about his job is getting to work with the people and patients, especially those he has an established long-term relationships with.

Dr. Reynolds received his Bachelors in Science from Oregon State in 1995 and DVM from Oregon State in 1999. They have a labrador retriever named Connor, who has saved many lives as a blood donor, as well as three cats and a small flock of sheep.

When not at work he enjoys spending time with friends and family, coaching and playing soccer, and working on their small farm.


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Jeffrey Brubaker, DVM

Dr. Brubaker grew up on a small farm near Amity, OR and joined Stayton Veterinary Hospital in 2008. His favorite part about his job is getting to help people and their pets. 

He attended George Fox University for his Bachelors in Biology and then went on to attend Oregon State University for his DVM.

What drew Dr. Brubaker to the veterinary field is his fascination with animals in all their great variety.

Dr. Brubaker has a Basset Hound named Murray, a Boxer mix named Bailey and cats Jasmine, Curly, Monique, Albert, and Rose. He also has several rabbits, cows, calves, and chickens.

When not at work he enjoys bee keeping, wood working, salmon fishing, tending fruit trees, keeping up his small farm, and spending time with his family.


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James Welch, MS, DVM

Dr. Welch received his master of science from the University of Georgia in 1999 and his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Oregon State University in 2007.

He has practiced medicine with small animals, exotics and non-human primates. His areas of interest include canine reproduction, as well as soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Welch, his wife Dorie, and their two children have lived in Oregon since 2000. He enjoys spending time with the kids on their small farm, training and hunting over his German wirehaired pointers, and caring for their many animals including dogs, cats, chickens, pigeons, and llamas.


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Brittany Hale, DVM

Dr. Hale grew up in Tillamook, Oregon with her parents and four siblings. She graduated from Tillamook High School in 2007 and went on to Oregon State University. She was accepted into the Veterinary Program at Oregon State in 2011.

Having grown up on a farm, Dr. Hale has always had a love for animals. She has always wanted to work in the veterinary field and started as an assistant technician in Tillamook at the age of fourteen.

When not at work, Dr. Hale loves spending time with her family and friends (particularly her nieces and nephews, human and animal alike). In her spare time she likes to spend time playing fetch with her Chihuahua named Ava


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Sara Livesay, DVM

Dr. Livesay has been practicing both large and small animal medicine since receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2013. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and uses it to treat a variety of conditions including pain management, neurologic dysfunction, inflammatory disorders and much more. We cannot tell you how excited we are to be able to offer this valuable specialty option to you. We have seen numerous cases where acupuncture has improved an animal’s overall quality of life and has extended a pet’s longevity.

She is a Corvallis native and grew up raising and caring for animals in 4H and in livestock judging. She has a passion for service and had traveled to many underserved areas to provide veterinary medical care, including Nicaragua, Morocco and Mexico. She loves all things outdoors and is ready to discover all the wonderful outdoor activities we have to do around here.


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Scott Oeffner, MS, DVM

Dr. Oeffner grew up in Gaston, OR where he helped with his family’s dairy farm.  His love for animals was born as he cared for and helped milk upwards of 130 cows twice each day. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Master’s in Animal Nutrition in 2011. He then went on to graduate from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2017 and is now living in Salem. His areas of interest are primarily large animals including ambulatory services, but he also enjoys helping a wide variety of small animals maintain long healthy lives.  

Dr. Oeffner and his wife Anna live on their family’s farm where they are currently working on building up their property and preparing it for the many animals they plan to have. They have four young children who are learning the art of husbandry as they presently have two horses, two ponies, six pigs, 30 chickens, and a Miniature American Shepherd named Sheila. They plan on adding a small herd of beef cows. Scott enjoys hiking, dirt bike riding, and making hay for his animals.


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