Thomas Mackowiak – DVM/Medical Director
As a charter member of the new breed of veterinarians, Dr. Mackowiak brings something to the table that few vets can match. From his attention to detail to his individualized approach to pet care, every checkup is a one-of-a-kind experience and every conversation has value.
A true man of the world, Dr. Mackowiak is at home in multiple languages, multiple cultures, and multiple disciplines. Having grown up in Germany, Thomas studied law in Chile, switched careers mid-stream, emigrated to Oregon to work on a veterinary research project, completed his doctorate at Oregon State University and enjoyed four years of veterinary practice in Portland.
Thomas’ familiarity with so many varied cultures has given him an uncommon level of “emotional intelligence”, which allows him to see and sense things most other veterinarians miss. Combined with his professional expertise, Dr. Mackowiak combines these intangible skills to bring a multiplier effect to veterinary medicine, leading to a wonderfully constructive relationship with your pet — and you.
A 2010 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Dr. Mackowiak maintains veterinary licenses in Washington and California as well as Oregon.Thomas’ professional passions include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine (where he learned to visual surgery three dimensionally) and emergency medicine, so it’s not surprising that he also taught anatomy in Chile and the U.S.