Shawn Clark - Veterinarian
Shawn's very first job was as a valet parking attendant for Orange Hills Restaurant in California; however, his interest in veterinary medicine grew during his years in 4-H, raising sheep, pigs, and steers. Shawn's highlight 4-H experience was raising the Grand Champion Market Hog at the Orange County Fair.
Shawn was born in Newport Beach, California and spent his childhood in Santa Ana, California. After high school, Shawn earned his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before moving to Auburn University (War Eagle!) in Alabama to complete his degree in Veterinary Medicine. In 1986, Shawn began volunteering at Redmond Veterinary Clinic during school breaks, and in 1993 was hired on as a full time Doctor after completing a small animal preceptorship at a Surgical and Medical referral facility in Atlanta, Georgia.
Since becoming a Veterinarian, Shawn has seen many enhancements in veterinary medicine's field of technology. Some of these enhancements include digital radiography, digital ultrasound, and the use of video endoscopy which allows for less invasive procedures. Shawn says that time and additional training in advanced small animal medicine and surgery have made him more confident in his work as a doctor; and also made him more aware of the value of continued education. He has special interests in endoscopic and laparascopic procedures, dentistry, dermatology, and reproduction.
Shawn keeps current memberships in the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Society of Theriogenology, and has a Frozen Insemination license.
In his spare time, Shawn enjoys fly fishing, backpacking, scuba diving, and sewing outdoor equipment. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids; and they all have fun with their four dogs; Shalom, Sophie, Cogsworth, and Watson. He is also a board member for Central Christian School, and for Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch.