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.
Sep 11, 2012

What a busy summer

As the weather gets nicer, people get out with their dogs and dogs can get hurt. Fortunately, DoveLewis is opened 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take care of those unwelcome incidents.

Here are some comments from clients about DoveLewis' superior communication skills:

“In a heartbreaking crisis the staff at DoveLewis were compassionate, professional, efficient, and clearly committed to the best possible outcome.  I was so impressed at every step.  Even when the news wasn't good, it was delivered in a way that helped me feel good about my decisions.  Regular hospitals have a lot to learn from DoveLewis.  Thank you- thanks to everyone's efforts, I get to bring our boy home for at least a while.”

Richelle L.


“The Dove Lewis Team did an exceptional job caring for our dog.  The communication with all members of the staff was timely and thorough.  They made this difficult time as easy as possible.” 



“Any waiting feels too long! But I was updated and the doctor did appear in short order, and I was in and out in 45 minutes…”



“Quickly & calmly responded to a life threatening condition in my dog.  Very comforting and supportive.  Loved the constant information.  My dog seemed very comfortable.  I also appreciate all the follow up calls.  Thank you for saving Gretel!”

Andrew & Whitney K.


“It was great to work with DoveLewis during such a stressful time with a sick dog. They communicated everything clearly and in a timely manner. Thank you.”



“The office staff did an amazing job responding timely & were extremely courteous.  I truly appreciate all the information the doctor provided me & making me feel comfortable walking out the door to care for my dog.  I definitely appreciate the staff caring for my dog as if it was their own.  Thank You!! By the way, the follow up was extremely unique and much appreciated.”


Sep 11, 2012

Warmer days mean more strays

Hundreds of injured strays, lost pets and hurt wild animals come to DoveLewis from county shelters, Good Samaritan citizens, police officers, and firefighters each year. We also regularly care for injured wildlife when the Audubon Society is closed in the evening. (Audubon Society is open 7 days a week from 9:00AM to 5:00PM)

We try to find every injured stray’s owner by taking a snapshot of the animal, and posting it on our Lost & Found Pet Database. This database is the most comprehensive place to look for a lost pet in the Portland area.

It is not uncommon for the cost of emergency treatment for lost, stray, and wild animals to rise above $200,000 every year. DoveLewis works with all county shelters, and complies with their protocols regarding stray animals. We receive minimal reimbursement for emergency stray care from the surrounding counties animal control agencies.

That reimbursement comes only for animals which county agents bring in themselves. Good Samaritans are asked to make a donation for the care of the animal they have rescued, but the expense is often much greater than the contribution. DoveLewis also treats injured wildlife, a cost that is unfortunately not reimbursed by anyone. Care for wildlife and the remainder of the expenses for stray and lost animal care is covered through the Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund.

Jun 7, 2012

Thank you for being so loving and gentle

Here are more positive comments about the good work DoveLewis does ever day of the year, 24 hours a day:

Thank you for being so loving and gentle with my Smokey. I really appreciated the fact that Dr. Lipman took the time to go through the results of the ultrasound and to let me know what the prognosis was-and in a very direct, but gentle manner.

*Stephanie Rhodes


DoveLewis Staff members contacted me in person on Monday when I came to visit and over the phone  regarding my pet and my own situation.  Thanks so much!

 I was very impressed by the staff.  Dr. Welker quickly was able to recognize our puppy's condition (HOD) even though it is very rare, and we read later often misdiagnosed.  Our vet has only seen two cases in 29 years! The care our puppy got was excellent.  The kindness of the staff to our family during his two nights there was very comforting.

 When we brought Pritzi in we were scared we would loose her.  DoveLewis worked quickly to assess her needs and were as concerned as if she were their personal pet.   She was treated and is improving.  We were kept up on her progress and treated so well.  Thank you DoveLewis staff!

 From the minute I walked through the doors until I left my experience was superb.  Teddy Bear received excellent care with loving kindness for both him and myself.  Communication was excellent w/ myself and his primary vet.  Staff was kind and courteous and positive.  The clinic was exceptionally clean.  If only humans could receive this type of care.  Thank you.  Deanna


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