VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Our Story

At VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1991. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for the pet owner.

Our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

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Hometown Care at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Welcome to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, the largest and most diverse specialty practice in the Pacific Northwest. Our original practice started in 1991 with three specialists and has been in its current location since 1999 with now over 26,000 square feet of clinical space and over 40 doctors. Our mission is to provide medical and surgical excellence with honesty, respect and compassion.

To provide the finest veterinary care to our patients, VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists’ dedicated team of doctors includes 12 emergency-critical care veterinarians and 20 board certified specialists across 12 disciplines with a combined 480 years of clinical experience and training from over 17 veterinary schools around the world. In addition, our hospital has over 50 Certified Veterinary Technicians, more than any other veterinary hospital in the area. When a patient arrives at NWVS our veterinary staff works collaboratively across multiple departments to strive for the best clinical outcome possible.

Our facility has a full complement of departments and services to handle every pet medical issue that may arise - from the minor to the most complex. Our Emergency and Critical Care department is fully equipped and staffed to handle every pet medical emergency. Our specialty departments include Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Surgery. Our practice continues to grow and thrive enabling our clinicians to provide more options for our patients and clients. There is no other specialty hospital in the region that can provide the same comprehensive, diverse and state of the art veterinary care for the community.

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists provides the most comprehensive and advanced technologies and therapies available anywhere, including MRI, CT, digital ultrasound, digital radiography (x-ray), fluoroscopy, endoscopy, oncology, among many others, enabling our doctors to arrive at diagnosis and implement treatment quickly.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our hospital and our staff. If you have questions or concerns about your pet, please never hesitate to contact us at 503-656-3999. We’re here to help you and your pet!

The Doctors and Staff at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Patient Forms and Documentation

Dear Pet Owner,

Following are specialty department documents that provide information and instructions pet owners need for their pets' visit with our specialty departments. If you have an appointment with one of our specialists, please be sure to review the pertinent document(s) below for information about your visit. Also appearing below are pet owner educational resources and information about our hospital's Critical Care Blood Bank Program. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at 503-656-3999. We're here to help. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you and your pet!

The Doctors and Staff at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Diagnostic Imaging Department

Tingwei Ou, DVM, MS, DACVR
Jennifer Tepavich, DVM, DACVR

Internal Medicine Department

Jodie Anderson, DVM, DACVIM

Neurology Department

Karen Kline, DVM, DACVIM
Ann Bilerback, DVM, DACVIN

Oncology Department

Matt Dowling, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Catherine McDonald, DVM, DACVIM (O), DACVR (RO)
Sarah Salyer, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Ophthalmology Department

Rosalie Atkins, DVM, DACVO
Paul Scherlie, DVM, DACVO
Michelle Taylor, DVM, DACVO

Rehabilitation Department

Julie Burk, CVT, CCRVN

Surgery Department

Angela Banz, DVM, DACVS-SA
Scott Lozier, DVM, DACVS
Sarah Salyer, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Pet Owner Educational Resources

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists Programs

Accreditations & Affiliations
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American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

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VCA Pet Cancer Care Alliance

VCA’s goal is to help treat your pet’s cancer, giving you and your pet more quality time together.

At VCA Pet CancerCare Centers, our oncology teams design individualized treatment plans for each pet patient using the most advanced and effective treatments available—much like those used in human medicine. Today’s cancer treatments have fewer side effects, so most pets remain comfortable and happy throughout treatment.