VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital

Alayson Phelps, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Western University of Health Sciences


Dr. Alayson Phelps grew up in semi-rural Illinois and graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Animal Science. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (Pomona, CA) in 2008. She was a member of Phi Zeta (veterinary medicine honor society) and received the Pfizer Veterinary Specialty Team Award for excellence and proficiency in Internal Medicine.  After graduating veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA in 2009 where she not only treated dogs and cats, but also avian and exotic pets.

Dr. Alayson joined VCA EMPAH in July 2009 and became Medical Director in July 2010. She has a special interest in preventative medicine, dentistry, rabbit medicine, and still enjoys emergency and critical cases. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Oregon, working on various DIY projects around her home, and sampling all the excellent local beer from the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Alayson also volunteers her time for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) spaying and neutering to help communities reduce the number of unowned and feral cats.


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, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours please call:

1. VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital at 503-255-8139

2. VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists at 503-656-3999

3. Columbia River Veterinary Specialists at 360-694-3007