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Our Team

Choosing a care provider for your pet is an important decision. Get to know our team of caring professionals at Bayshore.

bayshore staff Dr. Pope, Tyler, Dr Kilponen, Kate, Tammy, Mary , Kerri, Rachael, and Jennifer.



Brad A. Pope, D.V.M.

dr. brad popeDr. Brad Pope graduated from Colorado State University in 1980. His primary interests are in surgery and preventative health care. After practicing in Kodiak, Alaska for 8 years he purchased Bayshore Animal Hospital, originally located at the Youngs Bay Plaza. Formerly the Animal Clinic of Warrenton, the hospital had been operating since 1984. In 1994 Bayshore Animal Hospital moved to its current location at 325 S.E. Marlin Avenue. He designed and built the new 4000 square foot hospital that opened in the fall of 2010.

Dr. Pope is a member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He has done extensive work for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, is on the Clatsop County Animal Shelter Administration Committee, and the Spay and Neuter Association of Clatsop County. He currently serves on the Astoria School board and is a school board representative to the Astoria School Foundation.

In March of 2002, Dr. Pope was awarded the Oregon Medical Association's Animal Welfare Award. This award is given to an Oregon Veterinarian who has displayed "outstanding professionalism, compassion, and dedication to animal welfare." He has recently joined the OVMA's Animal Welfare Council.



Sheila Kilponen, D.V.M.

dr. sheila kilponenDr. Sheila Kilponen earned her DVM degree from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. In 1998 she completed her Bachelor's degree from WSU's Honors College. Dr. Kilponen is a member of OVMA, AAHA and AVMA and holds a current Oregon State License and USDA accreditation. She also participates on the Clatsop County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee. Dr. "K" joined Bayshore Animal Hospital in 2002 and has since become a co-owner in the practice. Her primary areas of interest include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Coming back to her Finnish roots, she resides back in her hometown of Naselle, Washington and enjoys spending time with her family camping and cooking.



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