Our Veterinarians

Dr. Madsen, DVM


Dr. Madsen grew up in central Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University, and then completed his veterinary degree at Colorado State University in 1982.  He practiced in Idaho for 6 years prior to relocating to Southern California in 1988.  He owned and operated the Animal Clinic of Desert Hot Springs, near Palm Springs, for 28 years.  Having grown up in the mountains, he and his wife, Sue, have dreamed of one day moving back to high altitude living.  They consider Woodland Park paradise.   

Dr. Madsen loves hiking, fishing, hunting, golf, and people!  He and his wife have 7 children 16 grandchildren.  He sincerely appreciates the great clients of Animal Medical Hospital, and is dedicated to the well-being of all companion pets and their amazing owners.

Dr. Sallee, DVM


Dr. Sallee set her sights on being a veterinarian by the age of nine thanks to her early love of animals and medicine. She attended Fullerton College and U.C. Davis, with a major in Animal Science and an emphasis on animal behavior. She went on to receive her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Sallee has a particular interest in internal medicine, low stress handling, and animal behavior.  When she’s not working with animals, she enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and browsing flea markets. She also loves spending time with her husband and son, 2 cats, and 2 dogs.

Dr. Payne, DVM


I was raised in Western Nebraska on a small farm where I learned to take care of all sorts of animals from horses to sheep to cats and dogs. I even remember having new born lambs in our house that needed bottle-fed during the winter. I received my bachelor of science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2016. I was then accepted into the combined veterinary program with Iowa State University and the Univerisity of Nebraska – Lincoln where I received my doctorate in veterinary medicine.

In my free time I enjoy repairing and riding motorcycles, fishing, snowboarding, and exploring the outdoors with my shiba inu Sushi.

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