Dr. David Gray, DVM
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, DVM
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 teenage children, Mason and Madison.
Dr. Bridget Hayes, DVM
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. Danielle Forbes was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. After graduating from Punahou High School she moved to San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She completed a one year veterinary internship in Cooper City, Florida before working as an Associate Veterinarian in San Antonio, North Carolina, before finally moving to Lebanon, Oregon with her husband to be close to family and to raise her two sons. She has a multitude of animals including two dogs, a Golden Retriever and German Wirehaired Pointer, a cat, and also has a coop of chickens, and some horses including Norwegian Fjords.
Dr. Forbes’ areas of interest include internal medicine, and emergency medicine. When not at work you might find Dr. Forbes riding one of her horses, taking care of the farm or playing with her kids outside.
Dr. Emma Gordon, DVM
Dr. Gordon is our newest associate veterinarian at Rivers Edge Pet Medical Center. She graduated from St. George’s University on the island of Grenada in the West Indies and completed her clinical year in Baton Rouge at Louisiana State University.
In her free time in clinics, she presented a case of Bromethalin toxicity (sold as Tomcat, a potent neurotoxic rodenticide that is gaining popularity) at a regional pathology conference.
Dr. Gordon received her acupuncture training at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, FL. In addition to her passion for pathology and exotic animal medicine, she has developed an interest in canine prosthetics while getting a prosthetic leg made for her Great Pyrenees. She is enjoying being back in Oregon with family after the humidity of the south. Dr. Gordon will miss SCUBA diving in the warm Caribbean Sea, but enjoys all the outdoor activities the beautiful PNW offers and often goes hiking with her dogs.