Dr. Emily Perkins
Dr. Perkins graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Geography. During her undergraduate studies, she spent one year in an Honors Program Studying Abroad at the University of Glascow in Scotland. Dr. Perkins enjoyed the year in Scotland and elected to attend and AVMA approved Veterinary School at the University of Glascow. In 2002 Dr. Perkins graduated with Merits in both small and large animal medicine. After returning to the US, Dr. Perkins worked in Central Oregon as a mixed animal veterinarian until 2010 when she joined the team at AVMC. Dr. Perkins and her husband Casey live on the family wheat farm in Athena. They are busy at home with their sons Colby and Finley.
Dr. Sara Campbell
Dr. Campbell grew up in the Eastern Oregon town of Heppner. She graduated from Oregon State/Washington State University in 2003. Dr. Campbell completed an Equine Internship at Bend Equine Medical Center which is a private referral/surgical practice in Bend, Oregon. Dr. Campbell joined Associated Veterinary Medical Center in 2004.
Dr. Campbell and her husband Tygh live in Athena with their two daughters Kaci and Charli. As a family they enjoy rodeo, horses, and are actively involved in the Pendleton Round Up.
Dr. Lindsay Benson
Dr. Benson grew up in Bellevue, WA and earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. She worked as a veterinary technician in Bozeman, enjoying the snow and mountains, before attending Washington State University to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. During her years at WSU, she developed a passion for small animals, including small ruminants and camelids. Dr. Benson is certified by the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine as a Veterinary Acupuncturist. Dr. Benson enjoys spending time outside, hiking, skiing and playing at the park with her husband, son and two dogs
Dr. Douglas Corey
A graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., Dr. Corey received his veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1976. Dr. Corey has practiced at Associated Veterinary Medical Center, for the past 30 years. He currently serves as the chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition and is a member of the American Horse Council’s Animal Welfare Committee. He is noted for his efforts working with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association developing minimum care guidelines for rodeo livestock. He is a long-time member of the PRCA’s Animal Welfare Committee and an On Call media spokesperson for the National Rodeo Finals.
In 2011, the American Association of Equine Practitioners presented Dr. Corey with the Distinguished Life Member Award for his long-time dedication to the association and efforts to preserve the welfare of horses. Dr. Corey, who served as AAEP president in 2007, was honored during the 2011 President’s Luncheon at the 57th Annual Convention in San Antonio. In addition, Dr. Corey is a past president and board member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and was honored as the 1997 Oregon Veterinarian of the Year. He has served as the chairman of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Committee and is a member of the American Horse Council’s Equine Welfare Committee.
Dr. Brooke Wicks
Dr. Wicks grew up in Southern Oregon on a small family farm. At Oregon State University, she worked at the sheep and equine barns, trained in the colts-in-training program, and volunteered with a local equine therapy group. She then went on to veterinary school at the University of Tennessee where she discovered her passion for reproductive work and small animal medicine. Dr. Wicks practiced in Nashville, Tennessee for four years before moving here to Walla Walla. Her husband was born and raised in Hermiston, Oregon, and they are very excited to be joining and serving the Walla Walla community. Dr. Wicks and her family enjoy crossfit, yoga, fishing, hunting, and kayaking.
Dr. Candace Davis