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Dr. Paradis is a native Oregonian. He grew up in the Woodburn area with seven brothers and sisters. He graduated from Woodburn high school in 1972 and then attended Oregon State University, where he received degrees in Zoology (BS 1976) and poultry science (MS 1977). In the Fall of 1978 he entered the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, where he received his degree in veterinary medicine in 1982.
After working in practices in Lakeview and Roseburg, Oregon (including Wildlife Safari), he returned to Woodburn in the spring of 1984 and became associated with the Woodburn Pet Hospital. He is now the owner of the practice. His professional interests are small animal general medicine and surgery, exotic animal work, canine dentistry and practice management.
Dr. Paradis resides in Woodburn with his wife Susan, and four children, Nicholas, Tyler, and twins Lauren and Kyle. He has a yellow Labrador Retriever named Sammy (pictured). He enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and is an avid sports fan.
Dr. Hemshorn grew up on her family's farm in Woodburn and received her undergraduate degree at Linfield College in 2009. She went on to graduate from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Prior to joining Woodburn Pet Hospital she worked at a veterinary practice in Albany. Her professional interests include small animal preventive medicine and pain management.
She currently lives in Aurora with her dachshund/chihuahua mix "Mocha" and her cat "Rusty." In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening and crafts.
Dr. Nguyen received an honors bachelor of science degree in animal sciences from Oregon State University in 2002 and her doctorate of veterinary medicine from both Oregon State University and Washington State University in 2006. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry.