DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, in association with the regional veterinary community, provides 24-hour emergency, critical care, education and community outreach. Our highly-skilled professionals are dedicated to: Improving the condition of animals needing emergency and critical care. Strengthening the ties with, and extending the reach of, the veterinary community. Promoting the well-being of animals and the human-animal bond throughout the community at large.
Mar 11, 2015

Recent Stray and Wildlife Patients at Dove

1-year-old dog with alopecia and a leg injury
1-year-old dog with alopecia and a leg injury

Dove received a record number of owl patients in the last 4 months! We also had a blue heron, 3 seagulls, and 3 hawks as well as the usual dogs, cats, and rodents. We would not be able to care for these animals without the donor-supported Stray and Wildlife Fund. The Fund exists to help injured strays or wildlife without families to provide the resources for their care. You are the reason we are able to continue this program- thank you!

DoveLewis is also very proud to have been voted one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies in the nonprofit category by the Portland Business Journal for the eighth year! Thanks to our amazing staff members, founders, board, clients, supporters and community partners. All of you helped us earn this wonderful recognition.

Elderly cat suffering from a leg fracture
Elderly cat suffering from a leg fracture
Northern Saw-Whet Owl attached by cat
Northern Saw-Whet Owl attached by cat
Lethargic hummingbird
Lethargic hummingbird
Injured hawk
Injured hawk
Mar 11, 2015

Recent Activities at DoveLewis Emergency Hospital

Chocolate Eater Eleanor
Chocolate Eater Eleanor

Winter has been busy at DLEAH! Here is a sampling of some of the activities happening at the hospital:

  • PACTT at Share Shelters: On Christmas Eve, Limon and Sherbert of Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT) visited families at Share homeless shelters in Vancouver, Washington. “It’s truly heartwarming to see how these incredible dogs can lift a person’s spirits in a matter of minutes,” said Kathy Loter, PACTT Program Coordinator with DoveLewis.

  • Service of Remembrance: DoveLewis’s Pet Loss Support Program and Dignified Pet Services hosted their annual Service of Remembrance event in December. This special gathering— which honors pets who are no longer with us—was free and open to the public. Attendees heard inspirational stories, listened to live music and lit candles in memory of their furry family members.

  • Pet Loss Support Program Director Enid Traisman was interviewed in AboutFace Magazine: "I don't try to 'fix' people. I don't analyze their grief. My therapeutic technique is to to be a gentle, non-judgmental guide; to reassure those who seek my help that the grief they are feeling is a natural and normal response to the death of a loveld one."

  • Spot Magazine named DoveLewis #1 Emergency Veterinary Hospital in a landslide public vote!

  • Dove Talks About Safety on National Dress Up Your Pet Day: While it can be entertaining and funny to dress up pets, it can also be dangerous if not done with safety in mind. DoveLewis was in the KATU studio on January 14 to share safety tips for dressing up your pet.

  • We also talked to Oregonlive.com about pet safey on Valentine's Day, sharing tips about common Valentine's Day hazards like chocolate, xylitol, alcohol, flowers, and gifts. Oregonlive also shared our story about Eleanor: "Kenny and his wife had brought their seven year old Puggle, Eleanor, to DoveLewis for chocolate toxicity. Eleanor was out of sight and itwasn’t until later that they realized she had ingested chocolate. ”We noticed Eleanor was throwing up and even defecated in the house, which wasn’t normal for her” said Kenny. “She was also displaying signs of distress like heavy breathing and panting.” They found that their sweet Puggle had snuck into the kitchen shelf and pulled out a basket to retrieve a bag of chocolate chips. At first they weren’t sure how much she had eaten, but they ultimately found she had eaten almost the entire bag of chocolate chips. Eleanor spent a night in the ICU being treated for chocolate toxicity at DoveLewis and was able to return home on Wednesday, just days before Valentine’s Day with her loved ones."

Enjoy some of our recent DoveLove!

“One fruitcake, one phone call, one ride to DoveLewis and I knew all would be well for our Zola Beagle pup (she’s 2 1/2). The staff immediately triaged her, saving her life from the nasty raisins and fruitcake ingredients. She spent 48 hours in treatment to make sure she was 100% safe. Thanks for saving her life!!!” ~Kristin F.

“Thank you for your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time for my cat Dickens and me. And thank you for your touching sympathy card. God bless Dr. Siefken, Julie, and the entire DoveLewis family.” ~Larry H.

“Our German shorthaired pointer “Jefferson” was a patient in ICU for 5 days, we brought him in convinced that we would lose him and the incredible staff saved his life. They are so skilled and knowledgeable and so wonderful to work with and spent so much time communicating with us. We are so grateful!” ~Dr. Sean F.

“The care DoveLewis provided for my kitty was quite literally lifesaving. Miraculously, despite a very grim prognosis, Pixie continued to improve. After five days of intense, aggressive treatments, we were able to bring her home. As I write this, Pixie is laying in my lap with her head on the keyboard, making it difficult to type—but I wouldn’t have her anywhere else.” ~Katya L.

PACTT Dogs at Share Shelter
PACTT Dogs at Share Shelter
Service of Remembrance
Service of Remembrance
Dec 20, 2014

Update on DoveLewis Activities!

Dr. McKinney
Dr. McKinney

We’ve been busy the last few months!

Here's a snapshot of what's happening at Dove

  • DoveLewis Welcomes New Veterinarians! We’re excited to welcome Dr. McKinney and Dr. Thompson to DoveLewis! Dr. McKinney graduated from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and comes from the San Francisco Bay area, where she previously worked at an emergency and specialty hospital. Dr. Thompson earned her degree at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and made the trek to DoveLewis after working at a referral and emergency clinic in Madison.

  • DoveLewis Blood Bank Needs New Canine Donors Despite having approximately 80 volunteer canine blood donors currently supporting the program, DoveLewis estimates it needs at least another 20 dogs to join the hospital’s blood bank in order to meet the local and national demand for blood. Learn more at dovelewis.org.

  • Donor Spotlight DoveLewis was honored to receive a $16,000 donation from Rose City Classics after being selected as the beneficiary of their annual Planters’ Day event in Vancouver, Washington. We’re so grateful for their support!

  • Portland Business Journal Most Admired Awards Once again DoveLewis has been selected as one of Oregon’s Top Ten Most Admired Non-profit companies.  Voting took place as part of the Portland Business Journal’s survey that allows CEO’s from throughout the state to pick their most admired companies in several business sectors. There are dozens and dozens of companies to choose from, so each participant has to proactively decide which organizations they know and admire the most. Participants can only select three companies from each category.  This is the 8th time in 9 years that we have been selected for this honor!
  • Purchase a 2015 DoveLewis Calendar Are you looking for a unique and meaningful holiday gift? The 2015 DoveLewis calendar is only $15 and features adorable pets, canine celebrities, blood donors and animal-assisted therapy dogs. Net proceeds from sales benefit DoveLewis, which means you’ll be helping animals in our community with every purchase. Visit dovelewis.org/shop/dovelewis-calendar.

And here are some recent testimonials from grateful hospital clients:

“As a doctor for people, all I could think during my time at DoveLewis was, ‘Wow! If only we could make our patients feel the way I feel right now—totally and completely attended to in all respects, from the moment I entered the building to the moment I left.’ Thank you.”

–Christina

My dog recently got out of the house and was hit by a car. A very kind stranger brought her to DoveLewis and they were amazing. Everyone on staff was very understanding and helpful. It was an extremely stressful and scary situation but I felt my dog was in the best care possible the entire time.

-Stephanie K.

Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson
Rose City Classics
Rose City Classics
DoveLewis 2015 Calendar
DoveLewis 2015 Calendar
Junebug donates to the Blood Bank!
Junebug donates to the Blood Bank!

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