Matthew Schaefer, Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Schaefer is originally from Wisconsin where he grew up involved in veterinary medicine by watching his father practice medicine on dairy cows. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin before being awarded a small animal rotating internship at the Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey. He began his practice back in Wisconsin doing clinical rotations through an emergency and specialty veterinary hospital before coming to Portland.

Dr. Schaefer believes that sometimes the unexpected happens to your pet and you need someone you can trust. He wants to learn about you and your pet, to understand your connection, and to be there when he is needed. He believes that our first goal is prevention, and when that is not enough, knowing what steps to take should be as easy as possible. His professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Schaefer lives with his partner, his two cats Foyd and Rhyan, and his canine companion, Emma. When not in the clinic you can find him watching his cats, pretending they are great hunters, practicing photography, or rock climbing to very heavy music.
 

Matthew Schaefer

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