VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital
By Cara
Published: July 17, 2014

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We are saddened to announce that Dr. Barnes has decided to retire at the end of July. Her departure brings an end to her 23 year journey as part of our, and your, extended VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital family. She has been a cherished member of this family and we will miss her greatly as she begins the next part of her life journey.

To us, her friends, clients, and extended family, one and all, she had this to say:

Over the years, VCA North Portland has been my “home away from home,” my second family. I have loved being a part of it. I hold dear to my heart the special lives that you have shared with me, yours and your pets. Along the way we have changed and grown together. I find myself at one of those life changes now, as I find that my first family needs me now more than ever. Because of this, I will be retiring from veterinary medicine and VCA North Portland at the end of July.

I know that I leave you in the hands of fantastic doctors at VCA North Portland. I wish you all the best, and will miss you in the years to come.

Thank you for being such an important part of my life and allowing me to be part of yours.


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 an emergency, please contact us immediately. When we are closed, you should call or go to one of the following emergency veterinary hospitals:

Dove Lewis - 503-228-7281
1945 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97209

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - 360-694-3007
607 NE 84th Street, Suite 109
Vancouver, WA 98665

VCA NorthWest Veterinary Specialists - 503-656-3999
16756 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015