About Wildwood Animal HOspital
Our Veterinary Team
Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Meet Our Veterinary Team
Get To Know Our Doctors
Dr. Paul Haughom
Owner, Medical Director
Dr. Haughom has had an interest in animal care since he was 14 years old working on his uncle’s farm in northern Minnesota. After graduating from high school Dr. Paul went to Oregon State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree before becoming part of the first class at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.
After graduating, Dr. Haugham practiced in a small animal hospital on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii for two years. In 1986, he returned to Portland and began working as an Associate Veterinarian at a neighboring clinic before purchasing Wildwood Animal Hospital that same year. Dr. Paul expanded Wildwood Animal Hospital from a 1,000-square foot building to 4,000 square feet in 2004.
Dr. Paul has enjoyed working with clients and their pets for the last 35 years. He has had the honor of working with multi-generations as families have grown.
Dr. Haughom currently has three pets at home: Bella is an adopted yellow Labrador retriever that had been in guide dog training out in Boring Oregon, she is a real hit with the clinic’s staff and clients. Mojo and Mallory are lovable cats who love to bolt around the house together.
In his spare time, Dr. Haughom enjoys landscape photography and has recently traveled to Glacier National Park, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and enjoys exploring the Columbia Gorge and the coast of Oregon.
Dr. Mark Wenzel
Dr. Mark Wenzel graduated from Ross University in 2020 and completed a clinical year at Iowa State University. Dr. Wenzel prides himself in performing elective surgeries, internal medicine, and dermatology medicine. He wants to provide the gold standard of care for all his patients and to improve their general well-being.
Dr. Wenzel has always loved animals and became a veterinarian to improve animal health care and their general well-being.
When not caring for pets, he loves to ski, rollerblade, surf, work out and play video games in his free time. A fun fact about Dr. Wenzel is that he is the middle child of 11 siblings! He has two 16-and-a-half-year-old bichons named Mallow (male) and Maggie (female). He also has two bearded dragons, one male albino morph bearded dragon named Walter White who is 4 years old, and one female original morph bearded dragon named Skyler White (unknown age, adopted, 5+ Years old). He has had bearded dragons since he was 10 and loves all reptiles.
Dr. Shelly Knopsnyder
Shelly Knopsnyder is a passionate and experienced veterinarian (DVM) with almost 20 years of practicing veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
After finishing veterinary school, Shelly practiced mixed animal and shelter medicine for five years on the southern Oregon coast before moving to Springfield, Oregon, where she practiced primarily small animal medicine with some equine on the side for the next 15 years. For the past 11 years, she has been part of a veterinary medical management team, helping to create and implement new protocols and procedures to meet the changing demands of the industry.
Shelly has a special interest in dental care, dermatology, and senior wellness. She is dedicated to providing preventative care and client education for puppies and kittens, as well as improving the lives of senior patients through early intervention and screening. She believes in managing the quality of life for geriatric canines and felines and facilitating end-of-life care with compassion and grace. She believes in building strong relationships with her clients and providing the highest level of care to both her animal patients and their owners.
Outside of work, Shelly enjoys various outdoor activities such as hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, and skiing. She is also an avid reader and loves spending time with her family and two children, who are 10 and 15 years old.
Currently, Shelly has six pets in her multi-generational home, including two labradors, a mini-Aussie, and three cats.
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