Our Team

Dr. Terrence McCoy has practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian at Animal Health Center since 1988. After graduating from Oregon State University (Go Beavers!), Dr. McCoy became an associate veterinarian at Animal Health Center. He then went on to become a partner one year later. Then, in 1993, Dr. McCoy purchased Animal Health Center from Dr. Mace Schram.

Dr. McCoy’s areas of specialty are in bovine nutrition and reproduction, small animal orthopedics, and soft tissue surgery. He also has a wife, three children, and a beautiful granddaughter. His family raises registered Black Angus, and he also enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Dr. Ursula Kelley graduated from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 after earning a BS in Biochemistry and a MA in Physiology. She has practiced general small animal medicine in North Dakota and emergency medicine in Washington state. Dr. Kelley relocated to LaGrande in 2000 and initially taught biology at Eastern Oregon University. She joined the LaGrande Small Animal Clinic in 2001 and provided veterinary care there until moving to the Animal Health Center in May of 2013.

Dr. Kelley is a first generation American and grew up near Sacramento, California. She has been married for 28 years. Her husband Ron is a professor of organic chemistry at Eastern Oregon University. Two children and many pets round out her family. In her free time she enjoys outdoor sports like running, skiing and backpacking as well as traveling and trying to outwit the deer in her garden. Dr. Kelley hopes to continue providing quality and compassionate care to your pets at the Animal Health Center.

Dr. Emily Darch developed a passion for veterinary medicine at a young age working at her father’s practice in North Carolina. Since graduation from Oklahoma State in 2011, she has practiced in North Carolina, Idaho and Oregon. Dr. Darch moved to LaGrande and joined Animal Health Center in March 2016. She can do it all from general exams to soft tissue and dental surgeries. Dr. Emily Darch is looking forward to being a part of the Grande Ronde Valley community and providing compassionate care to the pets in the valley.