VCA SE Portland Surgery Specialists

Susanne Lauer, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

Certifications: DACVS
Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen
Departments: Surgery


Dr. Lauer graduated from Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen, spent her Internship at University of Georgia at did her residency at Iowa State University.
She is board certified in the United States and in Europe.  She is a board certified surgeon in the US and Europe, as well as certified for physical therapy.

Her clinical interests are: fracture healing, external skeletal fixation, physical rehabilitation and objective gait analysis. Research interests include: total hip replacement, external skeletal fixation, kinematic and kinetic gait evaluation, surface electromyography, and Finite Element Analysis

Dr. Lauer is a true "outdoors-woman". She enjoys flying (especially soaring), kayaking, hiking.  Traveling and surgery combined when she worked as veterinarian in Germany and New Zealand.

She loves to cook and taste new food; fluently speaks English, German and some French, and lives with her adorable tuxedo cat 'Cici'.


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