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About West Salem Animal Clinic

West Salem Animal Clinic was established in 1972 and was purchased by Dr. Turnbull in 2002. We are a small animal veterinary practice located in West Salem, Oregon on Edgewater Street. We offer medical, surgical, dental, and emergency services. Our veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, assistants, and receptionists are knowledgeable, compassionate, and determined. We pride ourselves on getting to the root cause of difficult pet health issues while extending personalized service.

Melissa Turnbull, DVM

Dr. Turnbull had wanted to be a veterinarian ever since her 1st grade field trip to a local vet clinic in Bismarck, North Dakota where she grew up. Dr. Turnbull started her veterinary career as a kennel assistant; later, she obtained a B.S. in Veterinary Technology in 1994 from North Dakota State University prior to applying to veterinary school. She was accepted into veterinary school in 1994 at Oregon State University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Doctor Turnbull worked as an associate at West Salem Animal Clinic from 1998 until 2002 before becoming the practice owner. Dr. Turnbull has a strong interest in internal medicine, feline behavior, geriatric medicine, dermatology, and pain management. On her days off, she reads incessantly, spends time with her four cats and two dogs, hikes, is an avid basketball fan and volunteers for the Feral Cat Coalition.

Professional InterestsInternal medicine, Behavioral medicine, Geriatric medicine, Dermatology, Pain management

Elizabeth Marszewski, DVM

Dr. Marszewski was born in New Jersey and moved to California when she was 7. She grew up in the East Bay and earned a B.A. from U.C. Davis, where she met her husband, Craig. She moved to Oregon after getting married and lived in Corvallis for 21 years. Dr. Marszewski started in the veterinary field over 20 years ago, first in the form of a volunteer, then as a veterinary technician. Dr. Marszewski received an MBA in 2001, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2005. Her professional interests include pain management, anesthesia, surgery, dental care, behavior, geriatrics and nutrition. Dr Marszewski’s outside interests include spending time with her husband, 2 young sons, her 2 dogs and cats, surfing, mountain biking, running, rock climbing, hiking, reading and cooking.

Professional Interests: Pain management, Anesthesia, Dental care, Geriatrics, Nutrition, Surgery

Michael Sirianni, DVM

An Oregon native, Dr. Michael Sirianni was born and raised in the Portland metropolitan area. He received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelors degree from Portland State University in Biology. After working for 5 years in biomedical sciences, he pursued a graduate degree focusing on infectious disease and immunology prior to completing his Veterinary Medicine degree at Oregon State University in 2005. Dr. Sirianni joined West Salem Animal Clinic in 2006. Dr. Sirianni lives in Corvallis with his wife and two sons, and their dog and cat. When not working, he enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, and hiking with his family.

Professional Interests: Infectious disease, Immunology, Dermatology, Allergic skin disease, Soft tissue surgery

Dr. Allen

Dr. Allen was born in Portland but grew up in Argentina. She moved back to the States in 2009 to pursue her education at Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences in 2012. She then completed her DVM at Oregon State as well, before joining West Salem Animal Clinic in 2016. Dr. Allen is fluent in Spanish and enjoys doing both written and verbal translations for clients. She lives in Tangent with her cat and fills her free time with reading, baking, puzzling, and hiking.

Professional Interests: Shelter medicine