Our Vancouver Veterinarians

Vancouver VeterinarianPolly L. Martin, DVM, Owner

Dr. Polly L. Martin purchased Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic on May 31, 2014. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Washington State Veterinary Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Her professional interests include radiology, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

For Dr. Martin, "seeing that sick patient turn the corner towards recovery and either purr or wag its tail for the first time in days" is one of the things she finds most rewarding about being a veterinarian. Finely attuned to the deep bond between people and their companions, she also finds great meaning in helping clients say goodbye to their pets, "feeling the love through the loss, crying and laughing together."

Originally from Washington and Utah, Dr. Martin graduated cum laude from Western Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in zoology and chemistry. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, focusing on companion animal medicine.

Dr. Martin lives with her husband Brandon Kasch, the business manager of Sleep Dentistry of Portland and Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic, his two daughters Breya and Bianca, and two cats: an orange and white tabby cat named King Crab Louie and a brown tabby named Magistrate (Magi for short). She enjoys spending her time outside the practice hiking, downhill skiing, horseback riding, fishing, crocheting, cross stitching, playing piano, and sitting on her back porch watching the wind move the trees.

Vet in Vancouver, WAKaren Chan, DVM

Dr. Karen Chan is originally from Seattle and received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Washington. She went on to Washington State University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, she completed a rigorous one-year small animal rotating internship at Kansas State University where she received additional training in internal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine.

Having had enough of the cold weather, Dr. Chan moved back to the lovely Pacific Northwest and relocated to Vancouver. Dr. Chan worked as an overnight emergency doctor for over a year prior to starting at Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic. Her professional interests include pain management, preventive medicine and caring for feline patients.

Vancouver VeterinarianStephany Phillips, DVM

Salmon Creek has very exciting news! We have added a wonderful veterinarian to the team. Introducing Dr. Stephany Phillips.

Dr. Phillips has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. Originally from Florida, she earned her bachelor's degree in biology at Georgia Institute of Technology and then moved to Australia to attend veterinary school at Murdoch University in Perth.

Dr. Phillips adored living Down Under with all the wombats and wallabies, but the USA was home, and so after earning her degree she returned to Florida to begin her veterinary career. However, after a while, she found herself missing things like forests and mountains and actual seasons, and so she and her family moved out to the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Phillips loves being a veterinarian and enjoys getting to know clients and seeing the bond they share with their pets. Her medical passions include practicing preventative care, dermatology, and exotic companion mammal medicine. She especially loves working with rabbits and rodents.

Outside work, Dr. Phillips relishes adventures in the great outdoors, especially biking, hiking, kayaking, and skiing. She is also an outdoor obstacle course fanatic and obsessively signs up for every mud run she can find. She shares her home with her husband, Brogan, her two sons, and a small menagerie that includes a pit-bull mix named Sawyer, four shorthair cats (Plumb, JoJo, Oscar, and Frodo), and a gecko named Saturn.

We sincerely believe you will be happy with working with Dr. Phillips. Her medical expertise is exceptional and she is very experienced in most areas of veterinary medicine. Stop in any time and we will be happy to introduce you!