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.
Nov 17, 2015

Vancouver, WA Police K-9 Officer Ike brought to DoveLewis

K9 Officer Ike

On September 1st, K9 Officer Ike, a 6-year old Belgian Malinois with the Vancouver Police Department, was brought to DoveLewis with multiple stab wounds to his chest, back and head, which he received while attempting to make contact with a suspect.  Ike continued to fight for his life until he eventually succumbed to his injuries.  "The loss of any police officer is tragic, and Ike's death is a huge loss to the Vancouver Police Department, Ike's partner, Officer Jack Anderson, and all police agencies," said Ron Morgan, CEO of DoveLewis. "We offer our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Officer Anderson, his family and the entire Vancouver Police Department.  Ike was a very tough dog and both he and the DoveLewis medical team fought hard for his life.  His loss in the line of duty is a loss for our community."  After Ike's passing, the Vancouver Police Department K9 Unit presented a plaque to DoveLewis for the "extraordinary lifesaving efforts, professionalism and overwhileming support of K9 Ike and the entire Vancouver Police K9 Unit."

 

Making Headlines in Veterinary Practice News

DoveLewis was featured in the August issue of Veterinary Practice News regarding our new partnership with Vetstream, which will provide the developing world with free or low-cost continuing education tools from DoveLewis' On the Floor @Dove digital library.  This partnership makes it possible to improve veterinary care on a glogal scale by providing veterinary education at preferential rates in countries where there is an urgent need for affordable veterinary education and training.

 

Vanesa Vizuete and her Irish Setter, Trasto

BARKS is a hit with local schools - Pictured above are program leader Vanesa Vizuete and her Irish Setter, Tratso

Building Animal Relationships with Kids Safely (BARKS) is DoveLewis' newest community program.  Vanesa and her Iris Setter, Tratso, have given dog bite prevention presentations to 678 children from K-5th Grade in Portland area schools through October of 2015.  The mission of this program, led by Vanesa and Tratso, is to educate children, parents and families about how to build strong bonds between children and dogs while reducing the risk of dog bites.  What do you think about our new program?  Could your family have been helped by a BARKS type presentation in your city?

A total of 1,302 injured or ill patients checked in at DoveLewis in August, which is up from a total of 1,221 in August of 2014.  And in September, 1,309 patients were seen, which is an increase of 74 patients, or 6%, from September of 2014. 

We could not do all we do here for the 13,000+ injured or ill animals who come through our doors at DoveLewis 'round the clock every year without our wonderfuil supporters.  Thanks if you have supported DoveLewis in the past, and thanks in advance if you are considering or plan to make a donation to support DoveLewis.  The humans and the animals at DoveLewis send you a huge thanks for your support - your support helps make all this possible!

Making Headlines in Veterinary Practice News
Making Headlines in Veterinary Practice News
Vanesa Vizuete and her Irish Setter, Trasto
Vanesa Vizuete and her Irish Setter, Trasto
Nov 17, 2015

A Busy Fall for Stray Animals & Small Wildlife at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Sweet stray gray cat with fleas and skin lesions
Sweet stray gray cat with fleas and skin lesions

Supporters of DoveLewis' Stray Animal and Wildlife Program help the highly-skilled clinical team at DoveLewis make a difference for the injured or ill stray animals and small wildlife who are brought to DoveLewis 'round the clock every day of the year. 1,281 injured or ill stray animals and small wildlife have been cared for at DoveLewis from January 1st - October 31st of this year. From all of us at DoveLewis and from the injuired or ill animals who benefit from this program, we thank you so very much for your support!

Sweet stray gray cat with fleas and skin lesions

This friendly 3-year old stray gray cat with fleas and skin lesions  was found by a good Samaritn in Wilsonville, Oregon and brought to DoveLewis in August

 

Sweet Border Collie found near the I-84 freeway

This sweet 4-year-old Border Collie stray was found near I-84 in Dufur, Oregon and brought to DoveLewis

 

Stray Mini Lop rabbit

This 2-year-old stray Mini Lop rabbit was found in Tigard, Oregon, and brought to DoveLewis the Friday before Labor Day holiday weekend.  Over the 3-day Labor Day holiday weekend, 261 injured or ill animals were seen at DoveLewis:  163 dogs, 78 cats, 5 rabbits, 4 birds, 4 pet rats, 1 Reptile Dragon, 1 hamster and 1 Pygmy Goat.

 

Stray Dachshune reunited with her family

Priya, a 3-year-old stray Dachshund mix escaped from her yard, was found by the side of the road and brought to DoveLewis. Thankfully, we were able to reunite her with her family.

 

Mow-Mow the cat reunited with her Mom!

Mow Mow, who is an 18 year-old cat, accidentally got out of the house when her family was out of town.  Thankfully, she was found and brought to DoveLewis. We were thrilled when we were able to reunite Mow Mow with her with her family.

Handsome stray Pit Bull

We reunited this handsome, very friendly stray Pit Bull with his family in August.

In every effort to reunite the injured or ill strays who make their way to DoveLewis with their families, we scan all strays for microchips, and we post photos of these stray animals on the  lost and found page of our website.  To best ensure that your pet's family would be contacted in case of emergency or if your pet should stray from home and get lost, please check to be sure that your pet's microchip is registered with the microcip database as that registration is not done automatically when animals are microchipped.  Also, please check to be sure that the contact information in the microchip registration database is current.  Sadly, at least half the injured or ill strays who come to DoveLewis have a microchip, but either the registration process has not been completed, or the contact information in the registration database is not current.  Your beloved pet will thank you for registering his or her microchip, and making sure that the microchop contact information is current should they get lost and/or encounter an emergency. 

Every donation to this program helps give these injured or ill stray animals a second chance they otherwise would not have had, and we thank you very much for your support of DoveLewis' Stray Animal and Wildlife Program.

Sweet Border Collie found near the I-84 freeway
Sweet Border Collie found near the I-84 freeway
Stray Mini Lop rabbit
Stray Mini Lop rabbit
Stray Dachshune reunited with her family
Stray Dachshune reunited with her family
Mow-Mow the cat reunited with her Mom!
Mow-Mow the cat reunited with her Mom!
Handsome stray Pit Bull
Handsome stray Pit Bull
Aug 20, 2015

Kitten Rescued from Bridge, Stabbed Cats Saved at DoveLewis & Velvet Assistance Funding Increases

Kitten Rescued from St. John
Kitten Rescued from St. John's Bridge

 

Kitten Rescued from St. John's Bridge

Kitten rescued from St. John's Bridge

On June 19, Portland  firefighters rescued a kitten from a girder below the main deck of the St. Johns Bridge. The female kitten, named "Lucky" by the firefighters, was turned over to an officer with Multnomah County Animal Services, and was then brought to DoveLewis for treatment of an eye infection and a chin abrasion before being transferred back to the county for adoption. No one knows how the kitten managed to find itself in such a precarious situation, but this heartwarming story had a happy ending that captured the attention of Portland media and animal lovers alike.

 

Grand Theft Auto and Alibi

DoveLewis' Charlie Fund for Abused Animals helps in Portland cat stabbing case

Animal lovers were horrified to hear the sad story of two cats who were apparently stabbed a neighborhood of Portland and brought to DoveLewis in June. Both cats underwent surgery at DoveLewis, as the veterinarians determined the cats suffered from severe, penetrating wounds that would have been caused by something long and sharp like a knife. Both cats required surgery for their injuries.are doing well during their recovery.

 

Velvet Assistance Fund increases in July

Velvet Assistance Fund helped Molly; funding is increased in July

DoveLewis' Velvet Assitance Fund was there for Molly,  a 10 year-old Border collie mix picutred above with her family, when Molly had a sudden onset of facial swelling.  DoveLewis' 100% donor-funded Velvet Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for qualifying low-income families whose beloved pets, like Molly, face unforeseen veterinary emergencies. Thanks to the generosity of DoveLewis' donors and DoveLewis' dedicated Board of Direcotrs, as of July 2015, DoveLewis was able to incarese our donor-funded financial assistance program by 67 percent!

 

DoveLewis' Charlie Fund saves Tinn-Finn's life

DoveLewis' Charlie Fund for Abused Animals saved Tinn-Finn's life

Tinn-Finn, a sweet Siamese cat, owes his life to the supporters of DoveLewis'  Charlie Fund for Abused Animals.  He was brought to DoveLewis after an apparent gunshot wound; Tinn-Finn received extensive emergency care and surgery at DoveLewis. Tinn-Finn sends a big thanks as he would not have lived without DoveLewis' generous supporters.

 

Gracie the therapy dog visits a local hospital

Gracie the Golden Retriever therapy dog visits a local hospital

Gracie is a new member of the Portland Area Canine Therapy Team (PACTT) and she is making her first hospital visit to Kaiser Sunnyside in this photo thanks to the supporters of our Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT).  PACTT teams visit  long-term and skilled care facilities, assisted living communities, hospitals, residential treatment centers, schools, libraries, physical rehabilitation clinics, adult day care facilities and hospice facilities. 

Enjoy some recent examples of our "DoveLove" - feedback from clients whose beloved pets received emergency care at DoveLewis:

"The entire staff at DoveLewis, from front desk to the medical staff, was compassionate, friendly, helpful and willing to answer all my questions and explain about any medical procedures being done. I already have and will continue to recommend DoveLewis to anyone who needs urgent care for their pets. Thank you. ~Winny

"As always, DoveLewis staff and doctors helped us through a very scary event in our dog Oscar's young life. We were out of town, and after another emergency vet clinic stabilized our dog we drove four and a half hours back to have him treated at DoveLewis. There is no other place we trust more for the care of our dog. Thank you so much." ~Barbara and Chris

"Dr. Cruz and Jenna (as well as the others at the front desk) were wonderful as they helped us through the very difficult experience of choosing to let our sweet little kitty, Peanut, go. We are heartbroken but ever grateful for DoveLewis. Thank you!"~Holly and Ed.

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital's wonderful supporters help make all this possible - thank you!

Grand Theft Auto and Alibi
Grand Theft Auto and Alibi
DoveLewis
DoveLewis' Charlie Fund saves Tinn-Finn's life
Hannah the blind pug finds her family
Hannah the blind pug finds her family
Velvet Assistance Fund increases in July
Velvet Assistance Fund increases in July
Gracie the therapy dog visits a local hospital
Gracie the therapy dog visits a local hospital
 

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