Matthew Lawrence, DVM

Dr. Lawrence was born December 21, 1959, in Palo Alto, CA. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1968 and graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1978.

He attended Portland State University from 1978 to 1982 on a football scholarship. He continued his education at Oregon State University, graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in Zoology and a minor in animal science. He obtained his D.V.M degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

Joining Crater Animal Clinic in 1988, he maintains a practice philosophy that advocates and provides a voice for our patients, always looking for the latest in technology and treatments that will enhance and extend the quality of life for his patients. He particularly enjoys surgery on small animals, especially orthopedic surgery.

His outside activities include a hobby farm, woodworking, hiking and camping. He has a wife, Lori and two children, Jason and Shalana.

Whitney Madigan, DVM

Dr. Madigan grew up in El Cajon, CA.  She moved to Oregon in 2004 to attend Oregon State University and graduated in 2008 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science and minors in Chemistry and German.  She obtained her DVM from Oregon State University in June of 2013.

Her professional interests include small ruminant medicine and surgery, in addition to equine lameness and dentistry.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and backpacking with her dog, Karta, and training her horse, Guiness, in three-day eventing.

David Smith, DVM

Dr. David Smith was born and raised in the Rogue Valley where he graduated from South Medford High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Zoology with minors in chemistry and fisheries and wildlife from Oregon State University. After that, he pursued further education, receiving his DVM from Oregon State University.

He loves working with people and their animals and is dedicated to helping people provide the best care they can for their pets of all sizes.

Before school, he spent 10 years guiding whitewater rafts in Northern California. He loves spending time with his wife Devon and his dog Calvin on backpacking trips, raft trips, winter camping, and overall just being outside. When not outside, he also loves playing cribbage.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (541) 779-0951. Thank you!