Top Dog - Exotic-Medical

Winner: Southwest Animal Hospital

Owner: Mark Burgess, DVM

2425 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton • 503-643-2137

Philosophy/Mission:  The SW Animal Hospital team believes in providing high-quality medical and surgical care for their patients, emphasizing client education and preventative medicine, to promote the health and well-being of exotic pet species. They continue to learn as they treat patients, investigating and discovering new diseases whenever possible and writing/lecturing about exotic pets in order to further the knowledge of their husbandry and diseases for the benefit of the profession at large.

Claim to Fame/Signature Service:  Dr. Burgess has worked primarily with exotic pet species for 29 years, and has lectured at national and international veterinary conferences, discussing exotic species medicine and surgery. He has also written articles in medical journals, and contributed chapters on exotic species in medical textbooks. In the course of treating his patients, he has discovered a number of important diseases in exotic species, especially in the pet ferret. 

Community Involvement:   Dr. Burgess has frequently donated his time to lecture at local schools and humane society events, educating the public on exotic pet care and discussing veterinary medicine in general. 

2nd Place:  Avian Medical Center

15952 Quarry Rd. Lake Oswego • 503-635-5672 •

3rd Place:  VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital

416 NE 112th Ave. Vancouver • 360-524-7404 •