Leaders in veterinary dermatology, partners in care!
Our team members love what they do and it shows. Dr. Plant chose veterinary medicine as a career when he was just six years old. He studied dermatology in his second year of veterinary school and he was hooked. You’ll find that all of our team members are dedicated to helping your pet.
Jon D. Plant, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Plant received his B.A. from Reed College and his D.V.M. from Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a residency in veterinary dermatology and started the Animal Dermatology Specialty Clinic in Southern California. He managed the skin problems of household pets, service dogs, animal actors, and pets of Hollywood celebrities for 15 years. Dr. Plant returned to Oregon to join the faculty at Oregon State University, where he lectured and performed research in veterinary dermatology for three years. He is the Dermatology Section Editor of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association and has served as the President of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Plant organizes the Fall Vet Derm Seminar, an annual continuing education event for area veterinarians.
Dr. Plant and his wife, Kara, live in Lake Oswego with their two children, two dogs (Jake and Jasper) and cat (Trixie). Dr. Plant enjoys traveling, golf, photography, and spending time with his family.
Matthew Carnett, DVM, Practice Limited to Dermatology
Dr. Carnett received his B.S. in Biology from Northern Arizona University and DVM from Oregon State University. He served for four years in the United States Army as a veterinarian for military working dogs and family pets, providing care throughout the U.S. and abroad in Afghanistan. After leaving the service in 2014, he worked in private practice for a year in Salem, Oregon. In order to pursue his interest in veterinary dermatology, Dr. Carnett completed a one-year dermatology internship at SkinVet Clinic then completed a 3-year American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved residency program in June 2019. Dr. Carnett's professional interests are canine and feline atopic dermatitis, autoimmune disease and dermatopathology.
Dr. Carnett lives in Portland with his wife Mallory, son Hunter, 2 pugs (Fuji and Booboo) and an orange cat (Dan Dan). He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Portland Veterinary Medical Association, Marion-Polk Veterinary Association and the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology.
Tia Taketa, DVM, Dermatology Resident
Dr. Taketa received her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Hawai’i and her DVM from Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies. After graduating, she worked for several months in general practice before completing a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. To further pursue her interest in veterinary dermatology, she then moved to Oregon where she completed a one-year dermatology internship at SkinVet Clinic, and began her three-year residency program in July 2019.
Dr. Taketa lives in Tualatin and enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking. She loves staying active and exploring new places, including eateries. She has a Miniature Pinscher named Scooby, who she FaceTimes occasionally since he currently lives with her family in Hawai’i. Dr. Taketa is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Portland Veterinary Medical Association, and the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association.
We understand how a pet’s skin disease can impact their quality of life. At SkinVet Clinic, our mission is to provide dogs and cats with the most advanced skin and ear care available.
The SkinVet Difference
Innovative, cost-effective treatment strategies for atopic dermatitis
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