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Best Veterinarians in Portland

Our Recommended Top 15

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Portland Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Portland, OR 97219

Why choose this provider?

Burlingame Veterinary Clinic has been serving the Portland area since 2001. The pet clinic is a member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. The practice provides preventative care, diagnostic care, dental therapy, surgery, ultrasounds, nutritional counseling, and spaying and neutering. Clients have praised the clinic for its friendly, caring staff.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (39)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (11)

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Portland, OR 97211

Why choose this provider?

Alberta Veterinary Care is a Portland pet clinic that cares for dogs and cats. The practice provides dental care, dermatology, diagnostic services, microchipping, nutrition counseling, and general surgery. The pet clinic also makes house calls for pets who need to be euthanized. Pet owners have praised the clinic for its friendly and communicative staff.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (102)

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Portland, OR 97217

Why choose this provider?

Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic is a family-owned clinic located in North Portland. The Portland pet clinic specializes in preventative medicine and also provides pet vaccinations, dental care, laboratory services, surgery, and emergency pet care. The owner of the practice has more than 30 years of veterinary experience. Pet owners have praised the clinic for its experienced, respectful, and devoted staff.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (44)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (4)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Portland, OR 97215

Why choose this provider?

Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care provides wellness exams, medical care, digital radiography, dental care, and surgery. The Portland veterinary clinic, founded in 2008, participates in the Belmont Street Fair and is involved in various other community organizations. The founder of the practice won the Award Winning Veterinarian Award from 2009-2013 from Spot Magazine and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (98)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (18)

Website
Portland, OR 97232

Why choose this provider?

Heartfelt Veterinary Hospital is a Portland clinic that provides rehab therapy, diagnostics, vaccinations, surgery, spaying and neutering, ultrasounds, critical care hospitalization, and alternative pain management. The veterinary clinic has soundproofed cat and dog wards to ensure the comfort of each pet, and has fully equipped facilities for any emergency situation.

Reputation:

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4.2
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (84)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (37)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Portland, OR 97239

Why choose this provider?

Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital is a locally-owned Portland pet clinic. The practice's services include medical procedures, surgery, diagnostics, dental care, laser therapy, euthanasia, microchipping, prescription diets, and boarding. The owner of the practice has more than five years of veterinary experience and is one of the few veterinarians in the area who speaks Spanish.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (34)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (23)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Portland, OR 97219

Why choose this provider?

Pacific Veterinary Hospital has been serving the local area for more than 60 years. The Portland veterinary clinic's services include behavioral consulting, nutritional counseling, microchipping, pain management, senior pet care, surgery, and wellness exams. The practice is available to make house calls and has at least one veterinarian on call seven days a week for emergency situations.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (22)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Portland, OR 97219

Why choose this provider?

Gabriel Park Veterinary Clinic is a full-service Portland veterinary clinic. The practice sees dogs and cats to provide nutritional counseling, behavior therapy, parasite prevention and control, radiology, surgery, dental care, microchipping, and pain management. The clinic also performs euthanasia and has a veterinarian on call six days a week for emergency care. Gabrial Park Veterinary Clinic has doggie daycare and boarding services available seven days a week.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (29)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Portland, OR 97210

Why choose this provider?

Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital in Portland has been serving the area since 1988. The veterinary clinic cares for dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, ferrets, and reptiles. The practice's services include dentistry, surgery, acupuncture, holistic medicine, nutritional counseling, and laser therapy. The clinic cooperates with local shelters to feature dogs and cats looking to be adopted.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (245)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (55)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Portland, OR 97229

Why choose this provider?

Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital is a full-service Portland veterinary clinic. The practice provides orthopedic surgery, surgery, vaccinations, dental care, allergy treatment, microchipping, spaying and neutering, and senior pet care. The clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Pet owners have praised Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital for its comfortable environment and friendly, engaging staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.2
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (33)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (9)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.3
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Beaverton, OR 97007

Why choose this provider?

Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary practice based in Beaverton that provides diagnostics, surgery, anesthesia, ear health, and acupuncture. The clinic also performs dental cleanings and other dental care. Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital has wellness programs such as puppy and kitten wellness, senior pet care, spaying and neutering, microchipping, and parasite prevention. The clinic won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2015.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.3 / 5 (96)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (77)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Portland, OR 97233

Why choose this provider?

Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center is a family-owned vet clinic that has served the Troutdale and Gresham areas since 1994. The practice has several Certified Veterinary Technicians and veterinarians available for emergencies and works with 24-hour clinics that provide after hour care when necessary. The clinic cares for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic animals, and provides vaccinations, preventative care, senior care, dental care, lab diagnostics, and surgery. The owner of the clinic has more than 30 years of veterinary experience, and the clinics associate veterinarians have been with the clinic for over 10 years.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (35)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Portland, OR 97219

Why choose this provider?

BarburVet performs vaccinations, puppy and kitten wellness plans, diagnostics, dental care, surgery, and cold laser therapy for pets in Portland. The practice also consults clients on preferred diets and provides flea and heartworm prevention and control. The owner of the clinic has more than 10 years of veterinary experience and will treat dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets, reptiles, and other exotic pets. BarburVet is accredited by the AAHA and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.9
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (21)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Portland, OR 97225

Why choose this provider?

The veterinarian at Vista Pet Hospital has more than 30 years of veterinary experience. The Portland pet clinic provides general wellness care, general surgery, dental care, radiology, and microchipping, and stocks a variety of pharmaceutical medicines. The clinic is a member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The owner of Vista Pet Hospital has more than 35 years of veterinary experience.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (106)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (11)

Website
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Why choose this provider?

At Home Veterinary Services provides in-home pet care to keep pet checkups stress-free. The pet clinic, based in Lake Oswego, aims to give cats and dogs a high quality of life, especially as they get older and deal with conditions such as cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and arthritis. The practice is a member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (34)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.