Why does my pet need a veterinary specialist?
When your family veterinarian believes your pet’s illness would be better treated by a specialist, you and your pet may be referred to Northwest Veterinary Specialists. Because specialists are more likely to diagnose and treat patients with uncommon and complex illnesses, they may have more experience and expertise in your pet’s condition and often have access to special technologies and equipment.
Many medical and surgical conditions are complicated. Specialists use proven and often innovative techniques, high-tech equipment, and the latest pharmaceuticals and therapies to diagnose and treat your pet’s specific condition.
When your pet is referred to our hospital team, we are proud to offer the assistance of our referral coordinators for your convenience. You can reach us at 503-656-3999 or [email protected].
Dr. Karen Kline is joining the team at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists on November 1, 2019. Previously, she was a Neurologist at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle from 2008 to 2019 and Medical Director at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle from 2013 through 2018 respectively. She received her DVM degree from the The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1990.
She stayed at AMC and completed her neurology residency in 1993 and stayed on a year as staff neurologist until 1994. In 1994, she becam...