Dr. Dylan Dean, 2013 graduate of CCHS, chooses Prineville to start his first veterinarian position and is now employed at HomeTown Animal Hospital
A Crook County High School alumnus recently returned to Prineville to become a practicing veterinarian.
Dr. Dylan Dean accepted a position at HomeTown Animal Hospital in July and is in his first position as a veterinarian at a mixed animal hospital. Dean graduated in 2013 from Crook County High School. He attended Oregon State University for his undergrad and also his vet school, spending eight years at OSU.
HomeTown Animal Hospital is his first job outside of vet school, and he commented, “This is my first and hopefully my last (position). It’s good to be home. It’s was my goal, but I looked elsewhere just to see my options. HomeTown was the place, and it’s nice to come home and be with family,” Dean commented of the new post.
He loves being back in Prineville and being surrounded by his family. His grandfather’s side of the family came from the Paulina area. He also has family ties to Burns, and he eventually grew up in Powell Butte and Prineville.
Dean has indicated that he has loved animals since he was 5 or 6 years old. He added that his uncle, Dr. Scott Davis, who has the practice, also influenced him to develop his love for animals.
“I grew up with animals and saw him do it, and it was a pretty cool job. I picked it up early and went with it.”
He began his post on July 12. He is a co-ed vet and can treat a variety of animals, including large and small animals. He works with dogs and cats, cattle and horses. Its services include routine surgeries, sterilizations, wellness, and vaccines. He also works with large animals with the treatment of lameness in horses and the diagnosis of pregnancy in cattle, among many other treatments and diagnostics.
“I love being around animals – big animals are really good so I can get out and be out of the office and not be locked in all day. Great clientele to work with – do I get a good rapport with them – and just to be able to help the animals in times of need.”
Dean commented that HomeTown Animal Hospital is unique for the central Oregon region because they are one of the few clinics that offer some of the services that would sometimes be referred to a specialty clinic. They offer many specialized services, including complicated diagnostics that would often be referred.
HomeTown Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital, providing comprehensive pet health care services in Prineville, also serving the Powell Butte area. Their veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Their hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnoses, digital x-ray services, operating theaters, dental suites, and a pharmacy.
The practice was started by Davis, a 1981 graduate of Crook County High School. He purchased Ochoco Small Animal Clinic from Dr. Gene Nance in July 1999. The practice became a mixed animal practice after the Davis purchase, and they now serve both large and small animals. The name was changed to HomeTown Animal Hospital and the current building was completed approximately eight years ago. Subsequently, Davis also started a cattle herd and ranch health consulting business under the name Cattlyst PC.
Currently, the practice has seven physicians, in addition to Davis. Included in the vets are Dr. Dylan Dean, DMV; Amy Hamm, DMV; Dr. Rachel Williams, DMV; Dr. Brooke Warner, DMV; Dr. Taylor Karlin, DMV; Dr. Kelsi Wymard, DMV; and Amber Quimby, LVT.
Owner: Dr. Scott Davis
Hometown Animal Hospital
1255 NE Third St.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
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