Dr. Skinner is Retiring On June 20th After 38 Years!

Dr. Skinner is Retiring On June 30th After 38 Years!

Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner is retiring from Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital on June 30th after 38 years in practice. OVSH would like to extend our best wishes to Dr. Skinner – we wish him a long and happy retirement!

Dr. Skinner received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 1971. Following graduation, he completed a rotating internship program at The University of California School of Veterinary Medicine from 1971 to 1972. In June of 1972,

Dr. Skinner moved to Portland, Oregon and joined a private practice until September of 1973 at which time he became the first medical director of Dove Lewis Memorial Emergency Hospital. From June of 1975 to June of 1978 he completed his residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Oregon Health Sciences Medical School. In 1978 he became Board Certified in the College of Veterinary Internal Medicine- Neurology. Since 1978 to the present time, he has been practicing Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital. Dr. Skinner lives with his wife Ann in Sherwood, Oregon where they enjoy gardening and maintaining an equine hoof rehabilitation clinic. He is an advocate for the bare foot equine live style, and is the North American Manager for Strasser Hoof Care.

Long term, Dr. Skinner and his wife plan to relocate to a new home in Hawaii where they will live out their retirement years under the sun and swaying palm trees!