VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Cassandra Brown, DVM, DACVIM, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certifications: DACVIM
Departments: Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Brown came to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists shortly after completing her small animal internal medicine residency in Illinois in 2004, and has been happy to call this hospital home ever since. She enjoys both the camaraderie and breadth of knowledge and experience of her colleagues, as well as the ability to provide 24 hour critical care and emergency evaluation to her patients. Within internal medicine, Dr. Brown has a special interest in endocrinology, geriatric medicine, immune-mediated disease, and the gastrointestinal microbiome. She founded and runs our radioactive iodine therapy program for hyperthyroid cats. Dr. Brown is skilled in a variety of procedures, including endoscopy, placement of feeding tubes, fecal transplantation, and bone marrow sampling. She enjoys getting to know both her patients and her clients, and values the long term relationships she forges with them.

Dr. Brown enjoys hiking, yoga, and swimming. She recently rekindled her childhood love of horses and has been getting reacquainted with the equestrian lifestyle. A lifelong vegetarian, she loves to cook and fantasizes about being the first vegetarian-veterinarian winner of Top Chef.

Dr. Brown lives in north Portland with her husband, Philip, an architect and designer. They are devoted to their terrier mix Beans!, goldendoodle Otter, and cat Scrimshaw, who rules the roost and outweighs Beans! by a good five pounds.
 

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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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