VCA SE Portland Surgery Specialists

Petra Ost, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Justus-Liebig University
Certifications: DACVS
Departments: Surgery



• DMV: Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany ('˜80)
• Internship: Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany ('˜82)
• Residency: Ohio State University ('˜85)
• AVCS Certification: '˜87
• Staff Surgeon at MedVet Cleveland ('˜87-89)
• Founded one of the first veterinary specialists offices in the Portland area('˜89)
• Founded Mt. Hood Veterinary Specialists ('˜99), which joined with SEPAH in '˜07.

Dr. Ost was also one of the first veterinary surgeons to perform the TPLO in the US ('˜95). She now lives in the Damascus with her husband (Dr. Don Kennard, Medical Director of VCA-12 Mile Animal Hospital), their two children, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 3 horses.

Her surgical interests include a wide variety of soft tissue, orthopedic and neurological surgeries.


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

We operate in a hospital that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent and emergency care. Our Board Certified Surgeons are available on "on-call" basis for exceptional cases that require specialized care.

Where your pet is never alone

VCA SE Portland Animal Hospital

13830 SE Stark Street

Portland, OR 97233

Phone 503-255-8139

Fax 503-257-2081