About Us

Established in 1976
hamster Animal Medical Care of Newport was started 1 July 1976 as a mixed animal mobile practice by Dr. Steven R. Brown. In October of 1976 the practice, as well as Dr. Brown and his family, moved to a house at 159 NE 10th Street. The garage area was remodeled into the clinic space and a kennel area was added to the back of the building. The practice was truly a family business with two small boys running between their bedrooms and the clinic space and Dr. Brown's wife answering the phone. Often after business hours the family would load up into the clinic van to do farm calls.

After a few years the house space was remodeled to create a larger clinic with more exam rooms, the boys' bedroom became a wonderful surgery room and a second entrance for cats and small dogs was added. The space was well used and enjoyed as the practice and family grew. In 1981 the Browns moved out and the practice took over the whole house. By now the staff had increased in numbers and the family had grown to include two girls.

Dr. Steven R. Brown, DVM Dr. Steven R. Brown, A Life, Well Lived
March 1949 - February 2012
Dr. Brown was in the US Army Veterinary Corps from 1970 - 1976. From 1976 until his death in 2012, he was in private practice at Animal Medical Care of Newport, PC. Governor Vic Atiyeh appointed Steven Brown to the Veterinary Medical Examining Board and later he served on the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, including as president.

Dr. Brown had a close working relationship with the staff at Oregon State University. This led to the ability to author or co-author several veterinary medical publications. He enjoyed being an active member of the local community.

Full-Service Animal Hospital

Animal Medical Care buildings
In October 2005 the practice moved across the street to a new 6800 sq ft building. The most appreciated "new spaces" are the expanded treatment area, the enclosed large animal bay, the children's corner and the consultation room.

The hospital has also expanded its services and can offer ultrasound, laser and endoscopic exams as well as in-house lab.