VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Our Hospital

Welcome to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, the largest and most diverse specialty practice in the Pacific Northwest. Our original practice started in 1991 with three specialists and has been in its current location since 1999 with now over 26,000 square feet of clinical space and 37 doctors. Our mission is to provide medical and surgical excellence with honesty, respect and compassion.

To provide the finest veterinary care to our patients, VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists’ dedicated team of doctors includes 12 emergency-critical care veterinarians and 22 board certified specialists across 12 disciplines with a combined 480 years of clinical experience and training from over 17 veterinary schools around the world. In addition, our hospital has 43 Certified Veterinary Technicians, more than any other veterinary hospital in the area. When a patient arrives at NWVS our veterinary staff works collaboratively across multiple departments to strive for the best clinical outcome possible.

Our facility has a full complement of departments and services to handle every pet medical issue that may arise - from the minor to the most complex. Our Emergency and Crticial Care Department is always open - 24/7/365 - and is fully equipped and staffed to handled every pet medical emergency. Our Specialty Departments include Cardiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Surgery. Our practice continues to grow and thrive enabling our clinicians to provide more options for our patients and clients. There is no other specialty hospital in the region that can provide the same comprehensive, diverse and state of the art veterinary care for the community.

VCA Northwest Veteinary Specialists provides the most comprehensive and advanced technologies and therapies available anywhere, including MRI, CT, digital ultrasound, digital radiography (x-ray), fluoroscopy, endoscopy, oncology, among many others, enabling our doctors to arrive at diagnosis and implement treatment quickly.

We invite to explore our website to learn more about our hospital and our staff. If you have questions or concerns about your pet, please never hesitate to contact us at (503) 656-3999. We’re here to help you and your pet!

The Doctors and Staff at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists


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



16756 S.E. 82nd DRIVE
TEL: (503) 656-3999
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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.