VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Heidi Houchen, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

Biography

Dr. Heidi Houchen received her Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College and then graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University Veterinary School in 1992. The following year she completed an internship in emergency and critical care medicine at the Veterinary Institute of Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Houchen has been an ER/ICU staff doctor and a blood banking specialist in veterinary hospitals in Kansas, Wisconsin, Washington, and Oregon prior to becoming a staff veterinarian at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in 2006.

Dr. Houchen writes and lectures extensively, both locally and regionally, about her special interests of transfusion medicine, toxicology and trauma/CPR. Dr. Houchen is the VCA NWVS Intern Director as well as the director of the Northwest Veterinary Specialists Critical Care Blood Bank.

In her free time, she and her family enjoy hiking around the Pacific Northwest mountains and beaches, traveling to Canada to visit the Northern Resident orcas, and watching the occasional college softball game.
 

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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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