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. Christina Danforth grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her love of the outdoors brought her to La Grande where she graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a BS in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2018.

Dr. Danforth is married with one son and a daughter, two dogs and a cat. She enjoys all things outdoors like hunting, fishing, skiing, camping and photography. She is excited to have joined Animal Health Center and to be practicing mixed animal medicine in the great Pacific Northwest.


Dr. Megan Paulissen was born and raised outside of Salem, OR. She spent her free time with horses participating in Pony Club, 4H, OHSET and other local shows. Dr. Paulissen received her both her bachelors degree and veterinary degree from Oregon State University (go Beavers!) where her interest for mixed animal practice grew. Dr. Paulissen and her fiancé, Reed, enjoy spending time riding, working around the house and visiting with friends and family. They currently have one cat, six horses and a puppy on the way. Dr. Paulissen is excited to serve this great community.