Dr. Christine Crawford
Washington State University 1997
Dr. Crawford has been providing quality veterinary care in Salem since she graduated from Washington State University in 1997. She has a special interest in internal medicine and ultrasound.
Dr. Crawford was raised in a small town in Nebraska and has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She continuously surrounded herself with animals; either spending time on her uncle’s dairy farm, collecting stray animals or riding her pony as a child. She loves caring for her clients’ pets and has experience with internal medicine, surgery, dentistry and ultrasound. When not at work, Dr. Crawford is involved showing and breeding golden retrievers and enjoys spending time hiking, camping, and mushroom hunting.
Dr. Crawford owns one cat, a rescue named Brooklyn and two golden retrievers named Bo and Lexie.
Dr. Cheri Heppner
Dr Heppner grew up with a love of animals. Her first career ambition was to work on dinosaurs, once reality set in there was no future there, she focused on more classic field of veterinary medicine. Her first job as an assistant at a mixed animal practice really opened the possibilities for her future including a love for working with all animals including small ruminants.
Her first veterinarian job was at a mixed practice for five years where she continued learning and growing in veterinary medicine. Since then she has worked in small animal practices while doing some small ruminant work during her “off time”.
When she is not working in the clinic, she enjoys time with her husband and son as well as their four-legged family: her two cats Monza and Dino, and her horse Charlie.
Dr. Austin Rowland
Dr. Austin Rowland has always loved animals and anything to do with science and understanding how
things worked. Having grown up on a farm, his career path was clear. He received his Doctorate of
Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2017. Upon completion of vet school, Dr. Rowland moved to California where he practiced for one year before returning home to Oregon. He enjoys all aspects of medicine and any opportunity to help pets and their people. His special interests include imaging, surgery, and orthopedics. When he’s not at work, Dr. Rowland enjoys life on a marionberry farm with his wife, daughter, and two dogs— Franklyn and Clementine. Free time is frequently spent outdoors doing activities such as skiing and golfing.