VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Amber

    Amber, who also specializes in dentistry and surgery and runs our Saturday crew, joined us in March, 1990.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jill

    Jill joined our team as a hospital tech in 2013 and is particularly interested in anesthesia and pain management.
     


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Katie

    Katie, joined us in March 2008 and graduated from the PCC Veterinary Technology Program in 2010. She enjoys our hospital and surgery technician positions and is a nutrition coach. She has a pomeranian, a Maine coon cat, and a chameleon.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Leslie

    Leslie, who joined us in September, 2003, enjoys working as a part of our Urgent Care team.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Lisa

    Lisa became certified in veterinary dentistry in July 2008 – one of only 2 certified veterinary dentistry technicians in Oregon. She joined us in 1989 and orders all of our hospital and pharmacy supplies.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Loni

    Loni came to us from Colorado in 2009. She loves to hike and is also going to school to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Loni started nursing school (for human patients!) in January of 2011, but still works with us when she can.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Loralei

    Loralei, a cat lover who enjoys caring for our hospitalized patients and developing our hospice program, began with us in October, 1991.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Lynda

    Lynda, began working with us in 1991. She is now a high school teacher, but still fills in with us on school breaks.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Nancy

    Nancy, our surgery and dental technician, has been with us since April, 1979.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Regan

    Regan joined us in 2006 and became a CVT in 2009. She is also our pet food specialist and orders and stocks all of our pet food.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Heather B

    Heather B, who hails from Vermont, joined us in 2009. She primarily works on our Urgent Care team and is also a Nutrition Coach.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Megan C

    Megan C, who enjoys the hospital & surgical technician role and helped develop our Quiet Room, began with us in October, 2003.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kim F.

    Kim F, Certified Veterinary Technician, Activities Coordinator, and Art Director, joined us in February 1987.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Megan T

    Megan T joined us in 2006 and is particularly interested in surgery and anesthesia.


  • Technician

    Tammy

    Tammy makes regular appearances in our Doctor’s Assistant shifts. Tammy’s other job is teaching humans and their dogs to run agility together. She also loves photography and it’s her picture of “Freddie Mercury,” her dog, on our home page.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Cara

    Cara moved from San Jose, California in 2007 and joined our team to work as a Doctor’s Assistant. She is also a full time student at Portland State University.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Heather

    Heather S came to us from the human medicine side and is eager to learn the Animal Care Assistant and Doctor’s Assistant roles. She is an avid photographer. She joined us in May, 2008.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer

    Jennifer S will be headed to PCC Rock Creek to start the Vet Tech program in the fall of 2012. She will continue to work with us as she pursues her academic goals.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kim

    Kim S, who joined us in October, 2009, is a full-time college student planning to pursue veterinary school after graduation. When not at school or working, she is horseback riding or playing with Samson, her Australian Shepherd.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Leticia

    Leticia, multi-talented and fluent in Spanish, joined us in December, 2003. Soon, Leticia will be entering Nursing School.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Mindy

    Mindy’s previous life was in California as a hospital manager for an all cat hospital. While with us she has been enjoying learning to speak dog.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ralph

    Ralph, who also works at the zoo in the aviary building, joined us in October, 2005.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Rob

    Rob, who’s great with dogs, joined us in May, 2001. He also provides dog walking and dog/house sitting services.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Linda M

    Linda M has worked with the Feral Cat Coalition and Cat Adoption Team. She’s getting her feet wet with us as an ACA and also in the Doctor’s Assistant role.

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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
6818 NE Fourth Plain Blvd #C
Vancouver, WA 98661
 

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