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Gabriel Park Veterinary Clinic
4421 SW Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219

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About Us


Meet Dr. Libby

Dr. Elizabeth "Libbi" Hawkins, Owner

Dr. Libbi grew up in southwest Portland where she attended Bridlemile Elementary and Wilson High School. Dr. Libbi received her B.S. from Oregon State University, her M.S. from the University of Nebraska and her DVM from Kansas State University. Dr. Libbi enjoys practicing all aspects of veterinary medicine and has special interests in dental health, geriatric and hospice care. She believes the human animal bond is the most remarkable bond we can share. Dr. Libbi currently shares her home and heart with 2 Golden Retrievers, Bailey and Tillie as well as her kitties, Tortillni, Flower, Vinny, Violet and Veto. Dr. Libbi is dedicated to working with the community and supporting several local rescue groups including Golden Bond Rescue, Cat Adoption Team and Animal Aid. She believes these type organizations help as many pet’s as possible find their forever homes.

Her hobbies outside of Gabriel Park Veterinary Clinic include gardening, exploring any beach, spending time with friends, and a recent love of travel in France. Dr. Libbi enjoys being a local business owner and strives to provide the most valuable services to her clients and their animal family members.

Meet Dr. Mielke

Dr. Melanie Mielke

Dr. Mel, as we like to call her, is our official Friday doctor and we couldn’t be happier to have her as part of the Gabriel Park family. Dr. Mielke received her DVM from Ross Veterinary School in Saint Kitts and has enjoyed general practice for years. Dr. Mielke is an excellent diagnostician, as well as surgeon and gets just as excited to see a new puppy or kitten as she does our senior pets. Dr. Mels laugh and exuberant disposition are contagious and we love her! She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter, along with their senior boxer and two cats. And she enjoys competitive body building! Now that’s dedication!

Meet Dr. Cooper

Dr. Kelly Cooper

Dr. Kelly Cooper is a Texas native who earned her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She ran a rural practice in southeastern New Mexico for 16 years, where she provided both large and small animal care. She most recently worked for Banfield Pet Hospital from 2011 to 2022 in leadership and operations roles nationwide. She is known as a collaborative leader with a focus on talent development, empowering hospital teams, and high medical quality.

Dr. Cooper is passionate about keeping pets healthy, happy and pain-free for a long life and is an advocate for routine preventive and dental care along with quality nutrition. She also enjoys surgery and performs advanced procedures. In the community, Dr. Cooper serves on AVMA’s Council on Veterinary Services and is past-president of the Oklahoma VMA. Before moving to Oregon, she taught classes on compassion fatigue and resilience to first-year veterinary students at Oklahoma State University. She was a Rotarian for 15 years and served as a Mars ambassador with Mission Rabies in India.

Dr. Cooper relocated to southwest Portland in 2020 and lives there with her husband Paul, four aging cats - Orange, Charlotte, Bug, and Melon - and two dogs - a doberman named "Dodge," and a chiweenie named "Nugget." When not working or traveling, she can be found reading or out in her garden. She also loves ballroom dancing and scuba diving.

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4421 SW Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219

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