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Joan Dolance

DVM
Dr. Dolance
Emergency Veterinarian
Emergency/Critical Care
Dr. Dolance

At a Glance

Specialties Include:

Rotating Intern Program Co-Director

My Pets:

Noggin & Pandora - Domestic Short Hairs 
Hefeweizen - Golden retriever/German shepherd mix
Originally from Dallas Texas, Dr. Joannie Dolance received her DVM from Texas A&M in 2004 after undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and history from University of Oklahoma. She completed a rotating internship at Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in West Los Angeles in 2005, followed by two years of emergency practice in Wisconsin before returning to West Los Angeles. There she was the Director of the Emergency and Critical Care Department as well as the Internship Director at a multispecialty hospital from 2010-2020. Her particular interests are polytrauma, critical post-op care, pain management, and teaching.

She moved to the Portland area in 2021 with her husband, 12-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter, 2 cats, Noggin (who is pictured with her here) and Pandora, and dog, Hefe. While not practicing medicine, she enjoys baking, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and cross-stitching.
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Emergency/Critical Care

When your family veterinarian's office is closed, VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists is open - ready to help you through those scary times when your pet has become seriously ill.

Our Emergency/Critical Care Team

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VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

16756 SE 82nd Drive

Clackamas, OR 97015

Main: 503-656-3999

Fax: 503-557-8672

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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