VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital

Portland Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Chris Bonnell

    Medical Director
    Board Certification: DABVP
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Bonnell is a 1983 Colorado State graduate. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the Portland area for 17 years and has been at SEPAH for 14 years. Prior to Portland, Dr. Bonnell practiced ...
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  • Rodney Both

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

    Dr. Both joined SEPAH 20 years ago! He enjoys surgery cases, both soft tissue and orthopedics.


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  • Anne Currah

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University


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  • Danielle Rockstad

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Missouri

    Dr. Rockstad joined SEPAH as one of our emergency room doctors in 2004. Recently she moved to our evening shifts to allow more case management and follow up with her clients. Dr. Rockstad shares her ...
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  • Jennifer Holmes

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia

    Dr. Holmes is a 1998 University of Georgia graduate. She has been part of our SEPAH team for 11 years. She enjoys feline and emergency medicine. Dr. Holmes is trained in advanced ultrasonography through ...
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  • Valori Johnson

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Graduate School: Wisconsin-Madison

    Dr. Valori Johnson is a 2004 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed an internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists before joining SEPAH in 2006.  Her family currently ...
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  • Julie Bitz

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: None


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  • Kate Larson

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University

    Dr. Kate Larson attended veterinary school at Oregon State University. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Larson joined ...
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  • Petra Ost, Staff Surgeon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Board Certification: DACVS
    Veterinary School: University of Giessen, Germany

    Dr. Ost is a 1980 graduate of the University of Giessen in Germany and completed her residencey in 1982. Dr. Ost completed her surgical residency at Ohio State University in 1985.
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  • Suzanne Lauer

    Associate Veterinarian
    Board Certification: DACVS, ECVS
    Veterinary School: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-Munich, Germany

    Dr. Susanne Lauer, DACVS/ECVS, C.C.R.P graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-Munich, Germany. She completed her internship at the University of Georgia and her small animal surgical residency ...
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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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 503-255-8139. We are located at 13830 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97233.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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