Top Dog Winner - Veterinarian
COURTNEY ANDERS, DVM
Pearl Animal Hospital
1250 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR
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).