VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital

Pat Frost, DVM, DAVDC, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Colorado State University
Certifications: DAVDC


Dr. Pat Frost-Fitch is originally from Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University in 1978. She went for an internship at the University of Illinois and was accepted to the first dentistry and surgery residency. This is where she developed her passion for teeth and oral health and making pets feel better. Dr. Frost is a board certified veterinary dental specialist and sees dental cases on Wednesdays. She also teaches dentistry to other veterinarians and technicians at seminars in the area, often here at North Portland Veterinary Hospital. When Dr. Frost is not working in a mouth she enjoys riding her part Arab mare on the trails in SW Washington and shares her country home with her husband Ron, 2 dogs, 4 cats her horse and a donkey.

Your introduction usually starts by your veterinarian referring you to her. Dr Frost sees patients on Wednesdays. You’ll always have an opportunity to ask questions and review the treatment plan before making a final decision. If you decide to proceed with the treatment, we’ll admit your pet for the day and Dr. Frost will perform the procedure later that morning or early afternoon. We’ll call you after your pet’s procedure is done to let you know how everything went and when you can pick up your pet that evening (we’re open until 7 pm).

Dr. Frost works closely with our Certified Veterinary Technician, Lisa. She is board certified in dentistry and thoroughly loves making sure your pet’s dental needs are taken care of. Lisa will make sure your pet has a very safe, uneventful anesthetic experience with us and she will also give medication and injections to block any pain or discomfort your pet might otherwise experience. Lisa and Dr Frost make a great team. You’re welcome to call and talk to Lisa beforehand about the procedure.


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