DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Apr 2, 2014

March 2014

We’ve been busy the last few months!

Here are some of the highlights:

  • DoveLewis received an award for 25 years of accreditation through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). As an AAHA-accredited practice, DoveLewis adheres to the highest-quality veterinary standards, which helps ensure the best care for your pet.
  • Long-time DoveLewis employee Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), was awarded Petplan Pet Insurance’s 2014 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award.
  • Teams from Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT), our collaborative animal-assisted therapy program with Guide Dogs for the Blind, visited several facilities, including a local library to provide gentle, non-judgmental ears (Basma’s) for young readers like Francis, pictured.
  • DoveLewis was named the #1 Emergency Veterinary Hospital by regional publication Spot Magazine in their 2014 Top Dog Awards. Awards were given by community vote.

And here are some recent testimonials from grateful hospital clients:

 “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.

Feb 3, 2014

Highlights from 2013

Britches - Missing for three years!
Britches - Missing for three years!

Reunion Story
When 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 News
For the seventh time, Portland Business Journal recognized DoveLewis as one of Oregon’s Most
Admired Companies. Nearly 1,000 CEOs in Oregon voted to determine the winners of this highly
esteemed 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 be
celebrating 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 be
grateful. Annie is on the road to a full recovery, and she wouldn’t be with us if it weren’t for your
exceptional care. We can’t thank you enough! ”
– Lisa and Chris C.

Reuinited Jadah & Britches!
Reuinited Jadah & Britches!
Sep 16, 2013

More Great Community Feedback

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.

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

Jun 12, 2013

New Doctor Candidates Delivery Our Message


In March we wrapped up our recruiting for a new staff veterinarian position. When we
have an opening on our staff it is always interesting to talk with candidates--candidates
who come from various parts of the US and other countries as

Not only are these some of the “best-of-the-best” in their field, but they also
remind us what a great reputation DoveLewis has in our industry. I think a lot
of people mistakenly think our doctors are Portland locals before working at Dove. That
is almost 100 percent the opposite of reality--most of our doctors and
technicians come from outside of our area to work at DoveLewis.

Candidates we interview remind us that our reach in terms of quality medicine and a
hospital to strive to work for extends beyond our borders.  Why is this relevant? Because I hope it gives
you peace-of-mind knowing that when you come to DoveLewis you are not just receiving
care from the best local emergency veterinarians, but some of the best in the
field period—veterinarians who came to Portland specifically to work at our
hospital and provide expert care to the animals that need us most. That’s experience you can trust.

Mar 20, 2013

Our 40th Year!

In our 40th year, it is through your support that we continue to offer the best emergency and ICU veterinary medicine in the region 24 hours a day, every day.  Our 100% donor-supported community programs are consistently lauded for their compassion, their effectiveness, and their celebration of the human-animal bond. For the sixth year, DoveLewis was named one of Oregon’s Top Ten Most Admired Nonprofits by the Portland Business Journal. This honor is one we share with all our community and veterinary partners, and especially donors like you.

In 2012, we saw a total of 12,284 animals at DoveLewis which included 7,493 dogs, 3,931 cats, 307 birds and 553
other animals such as rabbits, squirrels, pet rats, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, reptiles, mice, gerbils and chinchillas, pet chickens and an iguana.

Thanks so much for your wonderful ongoing support that makes such a difference to the animals
being seen and treated here. We hope you have a wonderful 2013. If you have not had the opportunity to take a tour, we would love to take you behind the scenes and host a tour for you at your convenience.

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DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Portland, OR, United States

Project Leader

Alan Mahan

Portland, OR United States

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