Drs. David and Leah Gray are glad to be back in their hometown and to welcome you to River’s Edge Pet Medical Center. We are located next to Tom’s Garden Center in the North Albany Plaza right off of Hwy 20. Our facility is a full-service veterinary hospital plus emergency service for small animals and horses. Our goal is to provide a lifetime of quality healthcare for your “best friend” and family pet. We are proud of our dedicated commitment to outstanding veterinary medicine, surgery and compassionate pet healthcare. We strive to learn each day and are committed to continuing education for both staff and doctors. It is our attention to detail both from both a technical view and from the human-animal-bond point of view that allows us to reach our personal and professional goals.
We honor free exams for local humane societies including Safe Haven, Heartland, and Willamette. We also provide services and donate to local humane societies and other non-profit organizations, such as Chintimini Wildlife Center and Community Veterinary Clinic in Eugene, OR for homeless pets.
Dr. David Gray, son of Pat and Gary Gray, graduated from Philomath HS in 1985 and completed a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University in 1991. David graduated from Oregon State/Washington State Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After receiving his DVM degree, Dr. Gray worked as an associate veterinarian in the Albany area but soon joined the Army Veterinary Corps and served for three years. During this time, he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Guantanamo Bay, and in Japan. After his army commitment, Dr. Gray practiced both routine and emergency medicine while living in Sacramento as well as in Idaho where he lived for 5 years. After almost a decade of both owning and operating critical care facilities, he eventually chose to move back home to Albany and open River’s Edge Pet Medical Center.
Dr. Gray is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include animal emergency medicine, preventive health and working with clients to choose the best, most affordable medicine for their pets. His personal time is best spent with his children, cutting wood for donation thru LOVE INC of Linn County to families in need, or out on the golf course perfecting his swing.
Dr. Leah Gray completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Western Oregon State College in 1993. Leah graduated from Oregon State/Washington State Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After receiving her DVM degree, Leah completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Tacoma Equine Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Leah was accepted to an equine internal medicine residency at the University of California at Davis and completed her board certification in May 2001. She is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Leah practices nearly exclusively on horses out at the farm or at our equine facility in North Albany on Palestine Ave. Her interests include neonatal and critical care.
Dr. Leah works to sustain a balanced life with career, family, friends, service as a church elder, community service, and volunteer at the kids’ school. Dr. Leah tries to stay fit, active, and healthy with running, hiking, and horseback riding. Dr. Leah and Dr. David Gray have two young children, Mason 9 years and Madison 6 years that attend Santiam Christian Elementary School.
Dr. East graduated from Oregon State University in 1996. He then performed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He subsequently went on to work in both small animal emergency medicine and general practice in Colorado, Oregon, Montana and California.
Dr. East enjoys all facets of emergency and general medicine. His special interests include gastroenterology, pulmonology and soft tissue surgery. He is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).
He recently returned to Oregon after a long hiatus in order to be closer to family. He has two beautiful daughters and enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, the mountains, being outdoors, guitar, reading, football and restoring a ’70 Mercury Cougar with his father.
Dr. Bridget Hayes graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She has practiced in Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and Georgia before moving to Oregon. She moved here from Atlanta, where she worked at Ansley Animal Clinic for 18 years.
She has a special interest in feline medicine, and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. “I have been a crazy cat lady since I was in diapers. My first word was “Calico” according to my mother.”
She and her husband prefer the small town lifestyle of the Willamette Valley to the big city. In her off time, she enjoys cooking, cycling, gardening, birding, origami and spending time in the great outdoors.
Dr. Danielle Forbes, DVM
Dr. Forbes was born and raised in Hawaii. Once she graduated from high school, she moved to Texas to continue to college and veterinary school. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008. She then performed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Cooper City, FL. She subsequently went on to work in a small animal hospital in San Antonio, Texas, while her husband started working as a veterinarian for the United States Army, and practiced as well in North Carolina and traveled with her husband to Germany while he as stationed there.
Dr. Forbes enjoys all facets of emergency and general medicine. Her special interests include internal medicine, surgery and preventive care. She is currently a member of the AVMA.
Dr. Forbes recently moved to Oregon when her husband retired from the military to be closer to her family. She has a young son who loves stroller rides. She enjoys reading, watching movies, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, training her dogs, Riley and Doofus in agility, and playing her violin when she can find the time.
The reception area is designed to provide a comfortable, safe area for you, your family, and your pet.
Our exam rooms are large to accommodate the entire family. They are a low stress environment to get to know you and your pet. The rooms are fully equipped to do a physical exam and to consult on the long term care of your pet.
Our surgery room is equipped to provide a full range of routine and emergency care. We can monitor several vitals, mechanically breathe for the patient, and decrease the anesthesia risk of those patients that are critical and/or geriatric.
Our hospital area is prepared to deal with the neonate or the 200 lb patient, the critically ill patient, a respiratory crisis, or the routine care needed after a spay.
We are equipped to do ultrasound exams to facilitate the medical workup of your pet. We also utilize this technology on the farm to work up the injury, illness, and reproductive health of large animals.
With our x-ray equipment we are able to fully examine your pet. Whether it is an individual tooth root with our dental x-ray, whole regions of the body with our stationary unit, or going to the farm with our portable units to work up problems with your farm animals.
After three years in California, the Gray’s, along with their menagerie of dogs, cats, and horses, moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID where they started their own veterinary practices, Prairie Equine Hospital and North Idaho Pet Emergency. The Gray’s two children, Mason, ten, and Madison, seven, were born in North Idaho. After being away from home for about ten years, they felt it was time to move back to the Willamette Valley and be closer to family and friends. The Gray’s have been happily married since 1996.
River’s Edge Pet Medical Center is a full-service veterinary hospital devoted to the healthcare of your pet. Veterinary medicine is not far behind human medicine with advances in diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures, and medical treatments. Our Doctors’ extensive experience in small animal emergency medicine and surgery will provide your pet with life-saving alternatives that may not have been available just a decade ago. Dr. Leah Gray is board certified in equine internal medicine and can provide expertise in that area.
Our goal is keep your pet healthy. Contact us today with your questions. We look forward to serving you!