Southgate Animal Clinic

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7851 SE King Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Driving Directions

(503) 771-0857


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

Southgate Animal Clinic is one of the best veterinary clinics in the Portland area and is committed to your pet's health and well being. Southgate Animal Clinic excels in pet care and the science of veterinary medicine.

The staff at Southgate Animal Clinic have provided Milwaukie and the Portland area with compassionate veterinary care and pet services year after year, making us the animal clinic of choice for pet owners in and around the Milwaukie community. Read our petsimonials and pet memorial page to meet some of our beloved animal friends.

Southgate Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We genuinely care about your pets and all animals! Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services. At Southgate Animal Clinic, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. We even have a separate entrance for dogs and cats to remove some of your pet's stress.

Southgate Animal Clinic offers primary veterinary care as well as medical, surgical, and dental services. We have an in-house pharmacy, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. If you are new to our website, please browse around to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles and watch groundbreaking pet videos. To ask us a question or to submit feedback, please click on the Email Us link below. For directions to our office see our Contact Us page. To receive free monthly veterinary care articles, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Remember, at Southgate Animal Clinic, your pets are our family!

Southgate Animal Clinic Services

  • Anesthesia
  • CO2 Laser
  • Dental Care
  • Ear Cropping & Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Southgate Animal Clinic Staff Profiles

Kristen Shaw, DVM


Dr. Shaw has a life-long love and respect for animals, which led to her career in veterinary medicine.  She enjoys working with clients who include their animals as a part of the family.  Dr. Shaw emphasizes providing the best possible care and forming long-lasting relationships with her clients.  She graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. In 2005, Dr. Shaw formed a partnership with then senior practitioner, Dr. Powell. She purchased the practice when Dr. Powell retired in 2006.

Dr. Shaw shares her home with her husband, three cats and two very active dogs.  She also has a love for horses and has raised, trained and shown horses since her youth.
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Stephanie Ricker, DVM


Dr. Ricker grew up in New Jersey, but fell in love with Oregon as a student at Reed College. After graduating from the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, she and her husband returned to the Northwest. Dr. Ricker has been at Southgate Animal Clinic since 1986 and enjoys the long-term relationships she has established with her clients here.

Dr. Ricker and her husband have a son and a daughter who attend college out of state. Her family enjoys their volunteer work as puppy raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Click here to see photos of two of the pups, Donette and Riata, they helped raise.
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Tammy Stemper, DVM


Dr. Stemper grew up in Minnesota where she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She and her husband moved to Oregon in 1999.  She began working for Southgate Animal Clinic that same year.

The Stemper's have two sons, Ben and Neil that keep them very busy.  She also shares her home with four cats and one chocolate Lab.  Her active family enjoys hiking, birding, camping, canoeing, reading and movies.
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