Dr. Megan Gottschalk is originally from New Jersey but has lived in Ohio and Tennessee while pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology at Kent State University in Ohio. She further earned both her Master of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. Her interests include preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and behavioral modification.
Dr. Gottschalk started working at a rescue and fell in love with shelter medicine and behavior. She feels strongly about educating the public to prevent animals from continuing to end up in shelters. She believes that being able to properly read an animal's body language is imperative to providing a low stress visit to the clinic, which is why she became Fear Free Certified. She also obtained her certificate of Diversity and Inclusion from Purdue University.
Dr. Gottschalk loves doing anything out doors, particularly kayaking, hiking and camping. She has one dog, Brad, who she adopted 5 years ago and has traveled across country with her on multiple occasions. She is excited to stat her new life here in Oregon and experience all of the wonderful food and outdoor experiences Oregon has to offer!