Cats are living longer and longer. This is due to better medical care and the fact that more cats are living only indoors. These cats commonly live up to 15 to 18 years of age, with a few living i ...View Article
Dr. Doug McInnis earned his D.V.M. in 1987 from Oregon and Washington State Universities College of Veterinary Medicine. He is very active in organized veterinary medicine as a member of as well as past president and board of directors member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and currently the Oregon Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Associations House of Delegates. Locally, Dr. McInnis is very active in the community as a member and past president of both the Klamath -Lake Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Emergency Service. He also served on the Board of Directors and was Vice President of the Klamath Humane Society. Dr. McInnis continues to support the efforts of the Humane Society and donates many services and provides assistance to the shelter and it's animals. Dr. McInnis is a member of the Rotary Club of Klamath County where he has served as President, Treasurer and on the Board of Directors. He is also the past president of the Klamath County Rotary Club Foundation and a past member of it's board of directors. Dr. McInnis also is currently serving his community as a member of the Sky Lakes Medical Center as well as a board member of the Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation. Dr. McInnis is very dedicated to his profession and often fosters that dedication for local high school students and the youth interested in the veterinary field, encourages staff to pursue continuing education and career advancement and provides preceptorships and mentorships to veterinary students.
Dr. Marcie Keener returned to our practice in August of 2009 after a hiatus to obtain her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Prior to becoming a Veterinarian, Dr. Keener was a certified veterinary technician working at our West Ridge Clinic since 2000. She currently practices mainly at our East Ridge Practice. Dr. Keener is the current President of the Klamath - Lake Veterinary Medical Association. Outside of work, Marcie enjoys spending time with and taking care of her Grandmother, Daughter, two horses and houseful of cats and dogs. Marcie and her family are natives of Klamath County with ancestors residing here since the late 1800s.
Dr. Carolyn Whitaker earned her D.V.M. in 2002 from the University of California, Davis College of Veterinary Medicine with an interest in large animal medicine. She has been in Klamath County since graduation and joined East Ridge in October of 2006. When she is not working she is busy with her husband and two young daughters at their home in Bonanza, where they have a variety of animals including horses, cats and a dog. They also keep very busy with their herd of Boer meat goats. She is a member of the Bonanza PPA and active with Bonanza Little League.
Dr. Michelle Gabel earned her D.V.M. in 2006 from Colorado State University. While attending CSU Michelle earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture. After graduation, Michelle worked at a small animal practice in Salt Lake City, UT. In 2008 she moved to Rochester, NY with her husband Chris, where she worked at at a feline specialty hospital for five years. Her professional interests include: acupuncture, feline medicine and feline behavior. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys rock climbing, hiking and spending time with her husband, son, 2 cats and 2 horses. She is from Utah and is happy to be back in west part of the country again.