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.
Leah Gray, DVM, DACVIM, CVA
Dr. Leah Gray is a hometown bulldog – Go WAHS!
She 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. She was classically trained in equine internal medicine and completed her board certification in May 2001 (DACVIM, 2001).
Recently Dr. Leah became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Equine emphasis, from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies located in Australia. Dr. Leah Gray continues to keep up to date with innovative treatments including regenerative medicine with the help of Alpha 2 macroglobulin, a new orthobiologic option for injections that is harvested from the horse to aid in healing joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as respiratory disease.
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. She is looking forward to expanding her field and is now seeing horses along the coast. Her interests include neonatal and critical care, and chronic pain management.
Dr. Leah works to sustain a balanced life with career, family, friends, service as a church elder, fostering horses and supporting local causes like the ABC House, Safe Haven, and Walk for the Cause. She began fostering two rescue mares and adopted Charlie, who she is training to be her combined driving horse. Dr. Leah tries to stay active outdoors hiking, gardening and horseback riding. Dr. Leah and Dr. David Gray have been married for 27 years. They started River’s Edge Pet Medical Center 17 years ago when their two kids were just babies. Mason is working through a diagnostic imaging program, and Madison is in her senior year of high school with dreams of becoming an equine veterinarian herself.
Recently Dr. Leah has been invited to sit on the case review committee for large animal internal medicine, ACVIM.
Dr. Leah’s passion continues to be Equine welfare.
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.
Travis Gibson, DVM
Dr. Travis Gibson was raised in Northern California and attended Chico State University, graduating with his bachelor’s in Animal Science in 2015. After graduation, Dr. Gibson started volunteering as a Sunday school teacher back home in California. A few years later (2017), he was blessed with the opportunity to travel overseas for a mission trip. Invigorated when he returned back to the United States, he was accepted at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, located in the eastern Caribbean. Whew! What a busy year of life!
After spending 3 years studying at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, he returned back stateside to finish his fourth (and final year) of his veterinary education at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon). Dr. Gibson graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and has joined our community along with his wife, Shannon and their exuberant young dog, Astro.
In his spare time, Dr. Gibson is family-oriented and involved with his church and helping out in the community. His passions include weightlifting, golfing, hunting, fishing, and playing tennis.
Annie Todd, DVM
Marine Lugo, DVM
Dr. Marine Lugo was born and raised in San German, Puerto Rico and obtained her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from the Interamerican University in 2013. Afterward, she earned her Master’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico. Her graduate research focused on tropical cattle production at the beef cattle agricultural extension office. She relocated to Corvallis, Oregon to attend veterinary school after her acceptance into Oregon State University (class of 2023). She also served as president of the Latinamerican Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) student chapter while attending OSU.
Marine has a particular interest in Animal Behavior and believes that physical and emotional well-being are just as vital to pets as they are to us humans! She also likes Farm Animal and production medicine. Whether they are members of our family or valuable sources of subsistence, farm animals are an important part of our lives and deserve the best care.
In her spare time, Marine enjoys spending time with her wife and dog (Milo), hiking through Oregon’s many forest trails, and also enjoys running.