VCA Raleigh Hills Animal Hospital

What is a Theriogenologist?

A theriogenologist is a veterinary specialist that has expertise in all areas of reproductive medicine. Specialist care may be sought for a variety of reproductive problems but may also be used prophylactically to evaluate a pets reproductive health, facilitate the breeding process, improve conception rates, manage the birth process, and provide neonatal care.

The reproductive system interacts with many other body systems such as the urinary system, cardiovascular system, and immune system. Animals that have not been spayed or neutered have specific health care needs while they are reproductively active and, as they age, may be at higher risk for certain disease process. For these animals in particular, the specialties of internal medicine and theriogenology compliment each other ensuring excellence of veterinary care for your pet.

Reproduction Services

The reproduction service provides evaluation, treatment, and management for all diseases and conditions affecting the male and female reproductive tract. Services include:

• Kennel or cattery reproductive management
• Pre-breeding evaluation
• OFA certification
• Semen evaluation
• Breeding management (ovulation timing, insemination, and pregnancy diagnosis and management)
• Estrus induction
• Surgical and non-surgical management of pyometra
• Testicular and uterine biopsy
• Diseases of the mammary gland and prostate
• Nutritional guidance

Neonatology and Pediatric Services

The reproduction service provides consultation for all aspects of neonate and pediatric care. Services include treatment and management of the following:

• High neonate loss
• Sickness or failure to thrive
• Congenital disease
• Nutritional consultation
• Infectious disease


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

In case of emergency, please call your referring veterinarian or us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the 24-hour hospitals in the Portland Metro Area:

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists located in Clackamas, OR at 16756 SE 82nd Drive, 503-656-3999. This 24-hour emergency and specialty referral hospital has boarded specialists in emergency and critical care, surgery, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, and ophthalmology.

VCA SE Portland Animal Hospital located in SE Portland on 139th and SE Stark, 503-255-8139. This is a 24-hour full service hospital for urgent and emergency care with two boarded surgeons.

Dove Lewis Animal Hospital in NW Portland is located at 1945 NW Pettygrove Street, 503-228-7281. This is a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility with boarded specialists in emergency and critical care and surgery.