VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital


We use the HomeAgain microchip for permanent pet identification. Collars and tags can fall off or be removed. When a lost pet is brought to us and has a microchip, we know there’s a family somewhere missing their pet. It’s only a matter of hours or days before we’re able to locate and reunite them with their missing pet.

Identifying your pet with a microchip is a simple and quick process; a small microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is inserted by injection under the skin. Once the chip is placed we get the registration process started online so your pet’s protection starts before you walk out our doors. When you get home, you can update information and add photos of your pet on the HomeAgain website.

HomeAgain’s Proactive Pet Recovery Program reunites 10,000 pets a month. Your first year in this program is prepaid with the purchase of the microchip. You’ll have the option to renew each year if you choose. If you decline, you will be moved into the Basic Program which means your information will continue to be stored in the database permanently and you can still update your contact information as needed at no charge.

HomeAgain’s Proactive Pet Recovery Program includes:

  • 24/7 Lost Pet Specialists- When your pet is found, HomeAgain is contacted and validates your pet’s unique ID code and then they contact you to arrange for a happy reunion.
  • Rapid Lost Pet Alerts- Dedicated recovery specialists send real-time lost pet alerts to veterinarians, shelters and pet rescuers in your area.
  • Personalized Lost Pet Posters- Enables you to create your own Lost Pet Poster on the HomeAgain website and begin your search immediately.
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline- You get free telephone assistance from licensed ASPCA veterinarians (Animal Poison Control is normally $65 a call).
  • Travel assistance for found pets*- The HomeAgain membership will cover up to $500 in pet airfare when your dog or cat is found over 500 miles away. (*See brochure for details.)

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