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Renee James, Staff Veterinarian

DVM

“Until one has loved a pet, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
- Anatole France

Animals are such as an intricate part of our lives and I am honored to help them and their owners through all that life has to offer. I am blessed to have spent a majority of my medical career in the US Army providing care to the Military Working Animals, Service family pets and animals abroad. The animals that serve in our military are as unique and impressive as they come. It’s not every day you get to be handcuffed by a dolphin on harbor patrol.

Veterinary medicine has become more fulfilling than I thought possible. I look forward to meeting all the new faces, wagging tails and purring head-butts in the future.

Dr. James has been a Veterinarian at VCA Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital since 2019.

Education

  • 2008-2012, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
  • 2003-2008, California State University Stanislaus (B.S. Biology, Chemistry Minor)

Professional History

  • 2018-2019, Benfield Pet Hospital
  • 2018-Current, US Army Reserves Veterinary Medical Officer
  • 2012-2018, US Army Veterinary Medical Office (Captain, O3)

Memberships

  • Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
  • Portland Veterinary Medical Association
  • Washington State Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Information Network
  • Christian Veterinary Mission

Professional Interests

Professional interest include surgery, dental, anesthesia, internal medicine, working dogs and end of life care. Education is crucial to our field and it is a joy to share knowledge whether it be through clients, peers, co-workers or society.

Loves of My Life

I could not do what I do without the unconditional love and support of my partner in crime, Michael and our unstoppable twins, Evelyn and Sydney. In true veterinary fashion I have been blessed with a plethora of pets thus far (too many to name). Every one of them are a gift providing me a new perspective on life and strength to help those in need. Outside of medicine, I enjoy baking, crafting, reading and horseback riding.

Renee James

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