VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital

Don McCoy, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Purdue University


Dr. McCoy graduated from Purdue University in 1970. He purchased North Portland Veterinary Hospital on Killingsworth in 1972. He and his wife of over 43 years, Melinda, have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Their daughter, Pam, is a Veterinary Technician and son, Jason, is a Biostatistics Statistician. While Dr. McCoy’s real passion is veterinary medicine, he also enjoys scuba diving. He can still run 5 miles three times a week, but not as often or fast as he used to. He has served on the Board of the Oregon Humane Society, Portland Veterinary Medical Association, and Dove Lewis Emergency Clinic.

Appointment Schedule:
Mondays " appointments
Tuesdays " appointments
Wednesdays " surgery
Thursday " appointments


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