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!
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.”
“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.”
Here are some of the highlights:
“Happy 1st birthday to Rufio and Griffey! Thank you, DoveLewis, for saving their lives when the brothers were Parvo puppies together; we are so lucky to have happy and healthy dogs!”
- Reese M.
“Auggie is home from the hospital and on the road to recovery. He has a fractured jaw that’s wired, but it’s not affecting his appetite. His left shoulder is bound to his body to heal, and the right hip has three incisions from the surgery, but he is starting to show his true Corgi spirit again. He is eating like a true Corgi.”
- Tracy M.
Reunion StoryWhen Good Samaritan Natalie N. noticed a feline wandering in her backyard on Christmas Day, she decided to bring it to DoveLewis because local shelters were closed for the holiday. As luck would have it, the cat had a microchip, as well as a long-lost owner, Jadah P. “Britches had been missing for almost three years, and I’d given up hope of ever finding her,” said Jadah. “It was a Christmas miracle.”
In the NewsFor the seventh time, Portland Business Journal recognized DoveLewis as one of Oregon’s MostAdmired Companies. Nearly 1,000 CEOs in Oregon voted to determine the winners of this highlyesteemed award, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Recent DoveLove"There is no way to thank you enough for the care you have given my family as we celebrate George’s life and the love he shared with everyone. He could not have blessed so many lives without the care and guidance you gave me. We will always have him in our hearts and becelebrating the love he gave us. Hugs to all of your staff and thank you." – Bonnie W.
“I have had dogs in Hong Kong, San Diego and Portland and this was the best veterinarian experience I have ever had. Everyone I interacted with, in person and over the phone, was professional, caring, knowledgeable and efficient. Thank you very much for taking such excellent care of my dog and us!”– Jackie M.
“All of you were fabulous! You took such wonderful care of our beagle Annie, we will always begrateful. Annie is on the road to a full recovery, and she wouldn’t be with us if it weren’t for yourexceptional care. We can’t thank you enough! ”– Lisa and Chris C.
Here are more positive comments about the good work DoveLewis does every day of the year, 24 hours a day:
Thank you for everything that you do. Nothing good happens at a pet emergency hospital in the middle of the night. You took care of us and everyone else there with great love and compassion. Pets are family and Dove Lewis knows that.*Christine Cvitanich
The staff was probably the nicest vet staff I've ever come in contact with.*Anonymous
I was very worried about my dog, but was put at ease the second I was greeted by a DoveLewis staff member. I felt very confident that we were in good hands. Thanks for providing such a wonderful service to all our furry friends.*Cheryl Popken
DoveLewis most definitely gets an A++. Thank you so much!! Putting our old boy Diggity to sleep was such a difficult sad decision our family had to make, but deciding to take him to DoveLewis was the best decision. Your agency is amazing, comfortable, compassionate and understanding! The pet journal, sweet card, paw prints and fur were just perfect as well!! *Love, Reynolds Family
Everyone knows how scary and stressful a sick pet can be, and I was a nervous wreck when we arrived at Dove Lewis. The staff was kind and patient, willing to answer any questions I had. Due to Olive's illness, we had to leave her overnight, and they were quick to calm my fears. I never had a doubt she was in great hands.*Nicole Riness
In March we wrapped up our recruiting for a new staff veterinarian position. When wehave an opening on our staff it is always interesting to talk with candidates--candidateswho come from various parts of the US and other countries aswell.
Not only are these some of the “best-of-the-best” in their field, but they alsoremind us what a great reputation DoveLewis has in our industry. I think a lotof people mistakenly think our doctors are Portland locals before working at Dove. Thatis almost 100 percent the opposite of reality--most of our doctors andtechnicians come from outside of our area to work at DoveLewis.
Candidates we interview remind us that our reach in terms of quality medicine and ahospital to strive to work for extends beyond our borders. Why is this relevant? Because I hope it givesyou peace-of-mind knowing that when you come to DoveLewis you are not just receivingcare from the best local emergency veterinarians, but some of the best in thefield period—veterinarians who came to Portland specifically to work at ourhospital and provide expert care to the animals that need us most. That’s experience you can trust.
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