VCA Clackamas Animal Hospital

Lea Sheldahl, DVM, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University
Masters, University of Oregon


A native of Oregon, Dr. Sheldahl grew up in the Portland area and attended college at the University of Oregon, where she majored in biology. She then stayed in Eugene to pursue a Master’s degree in animal behavior. After finishing her Master’s she took some time to travel, and ultimately settled in New England for 12 years before moving back to Oregon!

Dr. Sheldahl graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in 2008 where she received the Jeff Proulx Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in veterinary studies. She completed her internship at the New England Animal Medical Center. She then spent two years as an emergency veterinarian at a high volume emergency and referral center before transitioning into general practice.

Lea’s hobbies include hiking, baking, gardening, photography, and spending time with her border collie mix, Lilah.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.