VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician


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

  • Certified Veterinary Technician


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

  • Certified Veterinary Technician


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

  • Certified Veterinary Technician


    Lisa became certified in veterinary dentistry in July 2008 â€" 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


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

  • Certified Veterinary Technician


    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

    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

    Megan T

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

  • Technician


    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


    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


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

  • Veterinary Assistant


    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


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

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Cara E

    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

    Linda G

    Linda G has worked with the Feral Cat Coalition and Cat Adoption Team. She spends her time with us as an Animal Care Assistant.


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