VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Doctors Overview

We invite you to learn a little bit more about our specialty teams here at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists. Our team of doctors are highly-trained and experienced veterinary professionals, who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health problem arises. As you will see in our biography section, the staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but above all, they are all dedicated veterinary professionals who share a genuine love of animals and a desire to provide the very best care for them. As pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult it is when a pet becomes ill. It’s our mission to help in every way possible with expertise and compassion. Please don’t hesitate to call upon us whenever we can be of assistance to you and your pet.

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  • Sophie Petersen

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    BA, University Of California, Berkley
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Sophie Petersen is board certified in veterinary neurology. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Reed College and then acquired a PhD in molecular neuroscience at the University of California

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  • Steve Petersen

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVS, DACVSMR
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Petersen's primary clinical interests are orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, and reconstructive surgery for traumatic wounds. Within the realm of orthopedic surgery, his special

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  • Cassie Powell

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Minnesota
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Cassie Powell grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.  She then moved back to Minnesota

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  • Tracy Prouty

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Prouty's special interests include neuroanatomy, neurosurgery, cerebellar disease, and client education. When not at NWVS, Dr Prouty enjoys motorcycle riding, home renovation, researching bungalow

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  • Jason Reeder

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Jason Reeder grew up in Massachusetts and attended college in New England.  After following a variety of career directions in his early professional life - including paralegal work, organizational

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  • Emily Sachs

    Veterinary Specialist
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Emily Sachs grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology and French from Marquette University in Wisconsin. She received her DVM degree from the

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  • Paul Scherlie

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. Scherlie's special interests include intraocular surgery (cataract surgery with intraocular lens replacement), laser therapy for glaucoma and corneal grafting, corneal disease, and equine ophthalmology.

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  • Trey Schutrumpf

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Florida
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Cardiology

    Dr. Trey Schutrumpf grew up in Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech. While he was fond of the warmer climate at Veterinary School at the University of Florida, he found he was truly passionate

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  • Michelle Taylor

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. Taylor received here veterinary degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada in 1989. She then completed a Small Animal internship and ophthalmology residency at Cornell University

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  • Jennifer Tepavich

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    Dr. Tepavich has a special interest in many imaging modalities including radiology, ultrasonography, CT and MRI, and how to best apply them to provide the most complete diagnostic answer for each

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (503) 656-3999 OR TRANSPORT YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED)

VCA NORTHWEST VETERINARY SPECIALISTS IS LOCATED AT:

16756 S.E. 82nd DRIVE
CLACKAMAS, OR 97015
TEL: (503) 656-3999
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Pet Emergency Handbook for Download

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists is ready to provide emergency and critical care for your beloved companion around the clock every day of the year. Our Emergency Service is staffed by 4 board certified emergency and critical care specialists -- more than any other specialty hospital in the Pacific NW! Our ER/CC team works collaboratively with all of our specialty departments as needed to provide the most diverse and comprehensive specialty care in Portland. If your pet is having an emergency, please come immediately to our hospital - we are ALWAYS available, any time, day or night! You may speak with an ER/CC team member if you have questions/concerns by calling (503) 656-3999.

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