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Dr. Richard Veeman

Dr. Richard Veeman enjoys working on all species of animals.  His love of animals began at an early age from growing up on a dairy farm.  His father, Pete, and brother Rod still own the family dairy in St. Paul, Oregon.

Dr. Veeman received two bachelors degrees from Oregon State University.  One in Animal Science and one in Microbiology.  In 1995 he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from both Oregon State University and Washington State University.  


Upon graduating, he went to work for two years at Yelm Veterinary Hospital in Yelm, WA.  He then returned to the Willamette Valley and went to work for Newberg Veterinary Hospital.  Both jobs offered extensive experience working on large and small animals.

In 1999 Dr. Veeman started Veterinary Services of Oregon, a primarily mobile practice based in his hometown of St. Paul, Oregon.  In the last 20+ years it has since grown to a successful five-doctor practice.  With over 27+ years of experience, Dr. Veeman is happy to help with any animals that you have.

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Dr. Ben Wustenberg

Dr. Ben Wustenberg grew up in the dairy community of Tillamook, Oregon, and has worked around dairies all of his life.  He joined Veterinary Services of Oregon in 2011 after graduating from Oregon State University with is Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

In 2016 he began expanding his focus to include bovine breeding and embryo transfer.  Although his work is primarily with dairies and cattle, Dr. Wustenberg enjoys working with all farm animals, large and small. 


While not working around animals, he can often be found on his small farm in Carlton, Oregon, where he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and woodworking. 

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Dr. Peter Skurdal

Dr. Peter Skurdal joined Veterinary Services of Oregon in 2016. Originally from Oregon, his family moved to western Washington where he grew up and where they raised a small flock of registered Southdown sheep. 


After earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 2014, he worked at a mixed animal practice in New Zealand for two years.  Dr. Skurdal enjoys the variety of working with both dairies and small farms in the Willamette Valley. 

Outside of work, Dr. Skurdal enjoys cooking, gardening, and hiking with his family and their two dogs, Huntaway/Border Collie herding dogs from New Zealand. 

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Dr. Jacob Hammon

Dr. Jacob Hammon, an Illinois native, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  Since obtaining his doctorate he has been practicing large/mixed animal medicine in both Oregon and Washington.  His special interests lie in Production Medicine (dairy, beef, sheep and swine) and in the health and husbandry of small ruminants. 


In his free time, Dr. Hammon enjoys hiking along the Columbia Gorge and spending time in the Cascade Range.  He currently resides in central Yamhill County where he enjoys the mountain-view commutes and coming home to family and his 110-pound Pyrenees dog 'Elska'.


Dr. Zac Turner

Dr. Zac Turner, a Georgia native, is a 2018 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After being exposed to veterinary medicine through his family’s dairy in Georgia, He emphasized dairy production medicine through participation in externships and the Cornell Summer Dairy Institute.


Following graduation, Dr. Turner completed a rotating large animal internship split between Field Services, Production Medicine, and Theriogenology at the University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Looking to create a diverse background of experience, Dr. Turner then accepted a residency position at the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital. As a resident of Livestock herd Health and Reproduction he developed skills and expertise related to Population Health Management and Advanced Reproductive Techniques.


Dr. Turner also recently completed his Master’s in Veterinary Preventive Medicine at UC Davis. He is equipped to provide expert consultation related to infectious disease outbreaks, preventative veterinary care, risk management, economic evaluation and nutritional assessments for livestock species (dairy, beef, sheep, goats, pigs, camelids).


Outside of work Dr. Turner is an avid vinyl record collector and music appreciator. He also enjoys writing western fiction and cooking southern comfort food.

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