The Ultimate Guide to the Top Veterinarians in Portland, Oregon

Posted on
August 10, 2018

Whether it’s an annual check-up or an emergency visit, it’s important to have a vet that you trust. If you’re new to a town—or new to pet-owning—it can be difficult to sift through the endless websites and online reviews to find the veterinarian for you. We at Fauna Care understand how time-consuming this process can be. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top veterinarians in Portland, OR—where they are, what they do, and what their clients think of them. Hopefully, this will help all new pet owners in the Portland area find the vet for you!

Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital

Location

6359 SW Capitol HwyPortland, OR 97239

Services Included

  • Blood, urine, fecal tests, parasitic testing and treatment
  • Vaccinations
  • Dietary and exercise advice
  • Puppy care
  • Kitten care
  • Healthy pet screening and education
  • Geriatric screening an older pet care
  • Diagnostic and internal medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Dental health
  • Surgery
  • Therapeutic laser
  • Clinical and anatomical laboratory services
  • Complete veterinary pharmacy and prescription diets
  • Behavioral counseling and obedience class recommendations
  • Microchipping

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dog
  • Cat

Details

The team at Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital is here to support you, your pet, and the community

With the mottos “Honesty. Quality. Practical. Compassionate” and “Unity. Conscientiousness. Consistency,” the staff is dedicated to flexible and individualized care for your pet. Whether it’s microchipping or vaccination, hopefully, this hospital will have the services you need.

Reviews

One happy pet owner writes: “My experiences with the Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital are fantastic. The staff is always so kind and helpful! I am always able to get my questions answered and never feel like a burden. Dr. Shaun is there for the animals and that is clear. He is honest and forthright about any medical needs and alternatives available.”

Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital

Location

2680 NW Thurman StPortland, OR 97210

Services Included

  • Preventative care
  • Veterinary diagnostics
  • Veterinary surgery
  • Dental care
  • Acupuncture
  • Dermatology
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Laser therapy
  • Grief support

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Exotic pets
  • Reptiles

Details

At Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital you and your pet will get top-notch care six days a week. Since the hospital opened in 1988, they’ve developed a strong relationship with their clients as well as a strong relationship with the surrounding community, by working and contributing to other organizations such as the Oregon Humane Society. In addition to the many services the team provides, Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital also has a small pet store and on-site pharmacy to save you time while caring for your pet.

Reviews

One reviewer says: “Great hospital with friendly staff and knowledge (sic) doctors. The facility is clean and well appointed and you can tell everyone here really enjoys what they're doing and taking care of your pet.”

cat laying on ground

When searching for a veterinarian, it’s important to look not only at the service provided by the facility but also at reviews by current clients.

Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care

Location

4246 SE Belmont St, Ste 1Portland, OR 97215

Services Included

  • Wellness care
  • Behavioral care
  • Diet instruction
  • Dental care
  • Surgery
  • Digital radiology

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care provides many types of care for your pet and is open six days a week. Their site holds resources for new puppy and kitten owners with schedules for when you should get checkups during those first few months. One of the defining characteristics of this veterinary facility is that the offices are not decorated like a typical clinic—the decor is much homier, making it a friendly and stress-free environment for both you and your pet.

Reviews

This reviewer says: “I have been 100% happy with the service, the care, and the atmosphere. The exam rooms in particular are less stressful for both animals and people than the old style clinical room with metal table, etc.”

Pearl Animal Hospital

Location

1250 NW 10th AvePortland, OR 97209

Services Included

  • Wellness
  • Emergency
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostics

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

With the motto “hearts that care, hands that heal,” Pearl Animal Hospital is here to attend to you and your pet’s every need. Open seven days a week, the hospital provides many services, including emergency care. Whether it’s surgery or dentistry, the dogs and cats that visit here are in good hands.

Reviews

This dog and cat owner has only good things to say about Pearl Animal Hospital: “We love Pearl Animal Hospital. Not only are they really great with our dog and our kitty, but we genuinely feel completely confident with them every time we go. We've had some big stuff happen too, not just routine: seizures, hyper thyroid, in depth dental cleanings. We know that when we go here, we are in great hands.”

fluffy dog on couch

Before making that first appointment, make sure the practice you’re considering has the services that you and your pet need.

Irvington Veterinary Clinic

Location

1427 NE Fremont St

Portland, OR 97212

Services Included

  • Wellness Care and Preventative Medicine
  • Western and Eastern Physical Exams
  • Routine and Non-Routine Surgeries
  • Dentistry
  • Geriatric Care
  • Radiology (Digital and Dental X-rays)
  • Laboratory Services
  • Fully Stocked Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Microchipping
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Therapy

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

Irvington Veterinary Clinic is a full service clinic that also specializes in alternative medicines, therapies, and treatments. The team’s specialty is finding the right treatments for you and your pet’s lifestyle, whether it’s acupuncture or herbal therapy. On their website you can find a pet portal to access your pet’s medical records, an online scheduler, online pharmacy, and new client registration.

Reviews

This reviewer cannot say enough nice things about the staff at Irvington Veterinary Clinic: “The staff is amazing. So friendly and helpful on so many levels. I have had nothing but the best experience every time I've been in.  Also, they always look for a "natural" route if possible for curing a problem, and they are considerate of the environment.”

Heartfelt Veterinary Hospital

Location

1127 NE Broadway StPortland, OR 97232

Services Included

  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Full in-house diagnostic laboratory
  • Health and wellness check-ups
  • Vaccines
  • Deworming
  • Spaying and neutering
  • General surgery
  • Dental cleanings
  • Oral surgery
  • Soft palate surgery
  • Digital radiographs (X-rays)
  • Digital dental radiographs (Dental X-rays)
  • Ultrasound
  • Critical care and hospitalization
  • Human model surgery suite
  • Emergency care
  • Alternative pain management

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

At Heartfelt Veterinary Hospital, convenient care is first and foremost. Started in 2014, the hospital employs a team of 3 doctors and 15 team members. Their website includes an online store and blog to give you easy access to any resources you may need for your pet. Another great feature to this facility are the soundproof wards separating cats and dogs recuperating after procedures.

Reviews

Heartfelt Veterinary Clinic gets five stars from this client: “Absolutely 5 stars, no questions asked. The entire staff went over and above expectations when our Pomeranian Taos was sick and needed emergency surgery. We couldn't have asked for a more trustworthy, communicative and top notch experience.”

puppy sleeping in arms of owner
Always know your vet’s schedule and ask for recommendations in case of after hours emergencies.

Fremont Veterinary Clinic

Location

5055 NE Fremont St

Portland, OR 97213

Services Included

  • Surgical services
  • Acupuncture
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental care
  • Laboratory tests
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

With its many available services and state of the art facilities, Fremont Veterinary Clinic is a definite contender if you’re looking for a veterinarian in the Portland area. Their website features a blog so you can stay up to date about changes around the office and resources including forms for prescription refill and recommendations for behavioral training. As of spring this year the clinic is remodeling their facility, but you can take a virtual tour online when it’s all complete!

Reviews

One petowner says: “This clinic has cared for my dogs and cats over many, many years. Special thanks to intelligent, well-informed, dry-witted, focused, caring Dr. White. She is great with my pets, with me (and I'm not always easy), and with the clinic staff (as observed while I am waiting). I whole-heartedly recommend Fremont Vet Clinic.”

Rose City Veterinary Hospital

Location

809 SE Powell Blvd

Portland, OR 97202

Services Included

  • Wellness care
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic and internal medicine
  • Therapeutic Laser treatment
  • Flea control/parasite prevention program
  • Boarding
  • Pet massage
  • Emergency care
  • X-ray

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

Rose City Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Portland pet community for a long time—the hospital celebrated its centennial in 2011. In addition to its many medical services, the facility also provides boarding for your pet. Their website has a blog with advice for caring for your animal and their medical record system is completely paperless!

Reviews

One client at Rose City Veterinary Hospital has only good things to say: “I cannot say enough positive things about this vet. In just a few short years, they have become family. We have (had) two dogs with medical conditions. Dr. Perchick has been with us through it all: Addison's disease, bladder cancer, various allergies, and back surgery. We just lost our little girl and the whole team had been incredible. The kennel staff fed her whatever she would eat when she didn't feel well, even buying her special sausages to entice her to eat. Dr. Perchick has such a great demeanor and is a great educator. Maya (front desk) even let me into the clinic late at night so I could get to our pup while she was sick and boarding. After our sweet girl passed we received a beautiful arrangement from the office and a personal card from Dr. Perchick. It brings tears to my eyes thinking about what these folks mean to us.”

exotic pet bird
If you own a pet other than a dog or cat, make sure that the vet you’re considering also treats exotic pets.

Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic

Location

3808 N Williams AveSte 129Portland, OR 97227

Services Included

  • Wellness care
  • Alternative therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Surgery
  • Dental care
  • Geriatric care

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Details

Started in 2008, Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic is a great provider of primary and holistic care. Other veterinarians in the area often refer clients to the clinic when they are in need of alternative treatments, such as acupuncture or chiropractic. Whether you’re seeking traditional or naturopathic medical care, the clinic’s team is there to meet the needs of you and your pet!

Reviews

This satisfied customer writes: “What a special place in a special city. We've struggled so long to find a vet that presented the perfect mix of modern science and naturopathic medicine. We don't subscribe 100% to either but believe that for our sensitive pup, the balance of both is ideal.”

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