VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital

Suzanne Lauer, DVM, DACVS, ECVS, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-Munich, Germany
Certifications: DACVS, ECVS


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 at Iowa State University. Susanne has practiced in Germany, New Zealand, and here in the USA where she was a tenured professor at Louisiana State University, before See More making her way to the West Coast. Her research and clinical background is in total hip replacement, external skeletal fixation, kinematic and kinetic gait evaluations, surface electromyography, and finite element analysis. She is certified in canine physical rehabilitation and enjoys sports medicine as well as orthopedic and neurosurgery.

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.