Charles Hurty, DVM
Charles Hurty, DVM graduated from the North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a 1-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. In veterinary medical practice, Dr. Hurty has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, ophthalmology, preventive care, and senior pet wellness. Additionally, he has developed a strong curiosity about creating and maintaining meaningful team culture and building confident, highly-functioning teams. Personal wellness initiatives and mindful, self-care practice are his jam these days. Serving and supporting the Oregon veterinary community is an amazing opportunity; Dr. Hurty seeks to continuously examine and understand the challenges of the veterinary caregiving space with the goal of achieving improved sustainability of all the professions that make up our veterinary industry.
Charles is married to Dr. Natasha Knight; they have two children, Claire (16) and Ben (15). Their family is completed by three cats (Quentin, Rio, and Alley), two rats (Peanut & Jelly Bean) and four dogs: Daisy (aka Taco Belle), a fawn Chihuahua, Barry (his favorite but don’t tell the others), a black and white Papillion, Bandit, a black and tan Chihuahua, and Buddy Cake, a rambunctious black and white Papillion. They also have 9 chickens and a rooster named Baby Chicken.
Charles enjoys fishing, projects at the house, gardening, cooking/BBQ, and hanging out with the family. He also loves live music, traveling, skiing, surfing, and spending time outside.
In the efforts to save our local animal shelter from a controversial defunding plan, Dr. Hurty served as one of the original Board of Directors for the local nonprofit organization, Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS). Dr. Hurty has previously served as the Chair of Oregon Coast Therapy Animals (OCTA) Board and as the Chair of the Lincoln County Animal Wellness Committee. Additionally, he served as Board President for the Newport Swim Team for several years.