Ann Swartz

Board Member at Large

Dr. Ann Swartz grew up on the East Coast and is a US Army veteran. Migrating to Oregon in 1979, she earned degrees in Animal Science and Microbiology from Oregon State University in 1984 and a DVM from OSU in 1988. Throughout her training as a veterinary student, Dr. Swartz worked in clinics in Oregon and Alaska, including the Oregon State University Sheep Barn and other private lambing operations. Adding to her varied experience, Dr. Swartz had the exciting opportunity to volunteer on the Iditarod. Additionally, she has experience vetting and participating in Endurance Rides and in Ride and Ties. Following a year dedicated to primarily equine practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. Swartz settled in Oregon. Dr Swartz has practiced in a mixed animal, mobile capacity since 1988.

Dr. Swartz keeps current in her field through membership in professional organizations, often holding leadership positions. She is a current member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (board member and past president), American Veterinary Medical Association (serving on the Council on Veterinary Services 2014-2017), Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AVH liaison and Secretary), Veterinary Botanical Medical Association, American Endurance Ride Conference (certified judge), Rogue Valley Veterinary Medical Association (President 2014) and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.

In her free time, Dr Swartz enjoys bothering her adult children, hiking and camping, vetting endurance rides, reading and learning more about homeopathy. She also volunteers locally, with 4H and FFA groups, and as part of a high school mentor program. She actively volunteers at the Jackson County Animal Shelter and at Sanctuary One in Oregon.