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Top Dog Winner - Veterinarian


Pearl Animal Hospital

1250 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR

503-954-3393 ∙

Practicing in Portland since 2002


Philosophy/Mission:  My mission is to ensure that my patients live the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible.  I do this by working with and educating clients to become partners in their pet’s health care.  I also believe in being proactive and I emphasize wellness care in order to prevent health issues.  For example, testing concerns such as heartworms as part of routine wellness care, as they pose risks for long-term and potentially fatal complications.  I work with owners to manage weight, including appropriate activities and joint supplements, if appropriate, to maintain quality of life in breeds prone to arthritis.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service:  I love dentistry!  A recent dental procedure uncovered a painful hidden abscess in a Labrador Retriever.  After fixing the tooth, the dog, who the family thought was “getting old,” showed a jump in energy.  Such reports are common during dental follow-up appointments, and I love to hear them.

Community Involvement, Special Notes:  I am a board member at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.  I have volunteered to spay/neuter cats at Feral Cat Coalition, and am an active member of PVMA (Portland Veterinary Medical Association).