VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital

Jerry Voorhees, DVM, Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Voorhees first exposure to Veterinary Medicine as a young boy was with his Grandfather Voorhees, a large animal rural Veterinarian, who graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1912.

While an undergraduate student of Science, Dr. Voorhees volunteered for several years at The Marine Mammal Center near San Francisco, CA. It was there that his decision to pursue Veterinary Medicine as a career was solidified.

He transferred to Oregon State University and finished his bachelor's degree in Zoology and was then accepted into the Veterinary Medicine program followed by graduation in 2006. He has been working in Portland ever since and has acquired a wide-ranging array of surgical and internal medicine experience, with a special interest and attention in surgery.

Dr. Voorhees has an intuitive, gentle and affable personality with a caring personal nature. He is an animal advocate, triathlete, gardener, musician and burgeoning carpenter. He and his fiancé Christina share a home in NE Portland with their furry kids Wrigley P. Squidley the Chocolate lab, Cha Cha “The Grey” tabby and Elliott T. Smelliott the orange on white wonder cat!


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 emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.