VCA Westmoreland Animal Hospital

Eugene 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.

  • Helen Kennedy

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University

    Dr. Helen Kennedy received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, with honors, from Oregon State University in 2008.  Helen joined VCA Westmoreland Animal Hospital in June 2008 and is now the ...
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  • Amber Alu

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences

    Dr. Amber Alu has her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences, and her B.S. in Animal Science and Animal Behavior from University of California, Davis.  Prior to going to Western, she ...
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  • Leslie Rutherford

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Dr. Leslie Rutherford was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona She received her B.A. in Religion at Davidson College in North Carolina. After college, she worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles ...
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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

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.