Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Kristen Shaw, DVM  photo

Kristen Shaw, DVM

Dr. Shaw has a life-long love and respect for animals, which led to her career in veterinary medicine. She enjoys working with clients who include their animals as a part of the family. Dr. Shaw emphasizes providing the best possible care and forming long-lasting relationships with her clients. She graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. In 2005, Dr. Shaw formed a partnership with then senior practitioner, Dr. Powell. She purchased the practice when Dr. Powell retired in 2006. Dr. Shaw shares her home with her husband and two very active dogs. She also has a love for horses and has raised, trained and shown horses since her youth.

Stephanie Ricker, DVM  photo

Stephanie Ricker, DVM

Dr. Ricker grew up in New Jersey, but fell in love with Oregon as a student at Reed College. After graduating from the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, she and her husband returned to the Northwest. Dr. Ricker has been at Southgate Animal Clinic since 1986 and enjoys the long-term relationships she has established with her clients here. Dr. Ricker and her husband have a son and a daughter who attend college out of state. Her family enjoys their volunteer work as puppy raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Click the link below to see photos of two of the pups, Donette and Riata, they helped raise.

    Tammy Stemper, DVM  photo

    Tammy Stemper, DVM

    Dr. Stemper grew up in Minnesota where she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She and her husband moved to Oregon in 1999. She began working for Southgate Animal Clinic that same year. The Stemper's have two sons that keep them very busy. They also share their home with three cats and one Australian shepherd. Her active family enjoys hiking, birding, camping, canoeing, reading and movies.

    Bobbie Kramer, DVM  photo

    Bobbie Kramer, DVM

    Dr. Kramer started working with us at Southgate Animal Clinic in October 2020. She has many years of small animal clinic practice experience and is a welcome addition to the team. Bio to come soon!

    Dr. Tammy Stemper, DVM  photo

    Dr. Tammy Stemper, DVM

    I love to hike, garden, camp, and canoe. I have one dog and 3 cats. My husband teaches for OSU college of Forestry and we have two grown sons together. My passion is quality of life for everyone but I have a special place in my heart for old cats. I love working at the clinic because of the relationships I've developed with clients and pets over the years.

    Jen Strelkauskas, DVM  photo

    Jen Strelkauskas, DVM

    Dr. Jennifer Strelkauskas graduated in 1996 with a BS in Animal Science and a DVM from Auburn University College in Veterinary Medicine. She practiced both small and large animal medicine in a number of states across the country before settling in the Pacific Northwest in 2002. After living in the Columbia gorge for 13 years, she and her two boys have now made Portland their home. She joined Southgate Animal Clinic in 2016 and hopes to cultivate many new relationships with our clients and their forever friends. When not working, she can be found reading good books, cheering for one son at football games or supporting her other son as he dances for Oregon Ballet Theater.

    Dr. Libbi Peltz, DVM  photo

    Dr. Libbi Peltz, DVM

    Dr. Libbi Peltz graduated from OSU starting in equine medicine out of college and transitioned into small animal practice in 2010. All aspects of Small Animal Medicine are of interest, but Dr. Libbi's particular passions are Preventive medicine, puppy care and education, geriatrics and treating canine athletes. Outside of work, Dr. Libbi competes and trains jumping horses, currently competing with her horse Kirra. She also trains and competes in Agility with her 3 Australian Shepherds. Dr. Libbi has one horse, 2 cats and 3 Aussies, enjoys hiking and gardening.

    Hospital Staff

    Jody </br>Practice Manager  photo

    Practice Manager

    Jody is a long-time member of the Southgate Team. Her knowledge and skills are priceless to our team and her leadership helps keep us working together to be the best team we can be. She loves many animals, but has a special affinity for golden retrievers and herefords.

    Paige, CVT </br> Certified Veterinary Technician  photo

    Paige, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Heidy, CVT </br>Certified Veterinary Technician  photo

    Heidy, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jaky, CVT </br> Certified Veterinary Technician  photo

    Jaky, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kaylah</br> Vet Assistant/ Receptionist photo

    Vet Assistant/ Receptionist

    I love working at Southgate Animal Hospital because every day is a new adventure! I also work with my black angus show cattle and pride myself on taking them to shows and exhibits.

    Veterinary Assistants & Receptionists


    Denise, Receptionist

    Sonya, Receptionist

    Meghan, Receptionist

    Bridget, Receptionist/Vet Assistant

    Caton, Vet Assistant

    Allie, Vet Assistant

    Katelyn, Kennel Assistant

    Holly</br> Receptionist photo


    My name is Holly and I enjoy knitting and watching I love Lucy in my free time, along side my pup and two kitties. I love working here because I get to be at the front for helping clients. Puppy cuddles are an added bonus!

    Katelyn</br>Vet Assistant/Receptionist  photo

    Vet Assistant/Receptionist

    I currently raise show pigs and cattle on my family farm. I also have dogs, cats, and a horse. I love working at the clinics because of the animals! 

    Southgate Animal Clinic
    7851 SE King Road
    Milwaukie, OR 97222

    Phone: (503) 771-0857

    Fax: (503) 771-2170


    Clinic Hours

    Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Tuesday 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Wednesday 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Thursday 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Friday 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Sunday Closed