Mon-Sat: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun: CLOSED

503-235-7005
8065 SE 13th Avenue

Portland, OR 97202

Veterinarians

Steve Kubelun

DVM & Medical Director

Dr. Kubelun was born and raised in Ventura County, CA in a suburb just north of Los Angeles. He has always had a deep love for animals and initially pursued careers in wildlife biology, animal training, and zookeeping. Early in his college career, he switched his focus to veterinary medicine. He graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Since then he has practiced in a variety of different hospitals, including a few years at a veterinary blood bank, in CA, MD, DE, PA, VA, OR, and WA.

He really enjoys working with pets and their families, building relationships, and seeing the joy it brings to people when their sick or injured pet is brought back to health. He lives with his wife, Lori, daughter, Olive, their dogs, Dr. Finkelstein and Her Majesty, and their pigs Tawaret and Martha My Dear. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, nordic skiing, animal training, and playing music with Olive.

Paula Shover

DVM

Dr. Shover joined the team in September 2016. She received her Bachelors in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University in 2008 and her DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is a current member of PVMA and AAFP. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, live music, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Her pets are 4 cats, an orange tabby named Merlin, buff tabby named Toby, long haired buff named Harvey, and a black domestic short hair named Oliver and they all do tricks! Her 4 dogs are Calvin a black and white spotted pointer/pit bull mix, Harry is a black affenpinscher, Keller is a red and white dappled mini dachshund, Ani is a red dachshund mix.

Kerrie Sanders

DVM

Dr. Sanders has been working in the veterinary field in some capacity since 1998. She recalls always being drawn to animals since her earliest childhood memories, but most especially cats. She quickly realized in veterinary school that they were also her passion when it came to medical care. Dr. Sanders believes that feline-focused veterinary medicine is incredibly important – cats need a doctor who speaks their language and understands their needs. They are masters at hiding disease, and she considers it a rewarding challenge to care for them at all life stages.

Dr. Sanders received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 2008. She has been a full-time, feline-exclusive practitioner since graduation, working in New York for several years until relocating in the summer of 2020 to the Portland area. She is enjoying all that the PNW has to offer on her days off, and when in the clinic she feels extremely fortunate to work alongside the dedicated, caring staff members. To her, there are few things in this life more genuinely fulfilling than the human-cat bond.

Cory Gadwood

DVM

Dr. Cory Gadwood decided she was going to be a Veterinarian when she was 5 years old. Anything that would allow her to spend time bonding with animals or encourage others to do so, she pursued. Through 4-H groups, horseback riding, and working as a Veterinary Assistant for 10 years in the California SF bay area, starting in 1989, she found herself immersed in the Veterinary world.

In 1999, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology at Humboldt State University in Northern California, and then earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.

Her passions include Feline Medicine and practicing fear free methods to make their visits less stressful as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys hobby farming, live music, gardening, and cooking.