Portland Area Emergency Preferences
This is a collection of Veterinary and Emergency
Veterinary facilities in the Portland area, with our
personal comments on their services. These are
based from my personal experiences with each.
recommendation for the standard Vet items is to shop
around. Over the past few years I have seen prices
go out of control with what I call the "yuppie vets".
These are the ones who want more and more testing, the
ones who seem to put the dollar before the dog. I
have seen a huge influx in un-necessary surgeries with
these vets. They seem to have lost the ability to
assist a dog in healing an injury, and would rather jump
to expensive surgery than do a bit of work in helping
them to heal. Again, this seems to be the
situation I have consistently
found with these vets who seem to care more for the
Here are a couple of evaluation items I use. A
typical Spay or Neuter does not require an over night
stay and should be under $100 for the entire thing.
I find a spay should be around $80 and neuter around
$60. Dentals seem to be another place that the
"yuppie vet" sect gets ya. A complete dental
including anesthetic and any teeth that have to be
pulled should be under $150, even that is a bit on the
Valley Veterinary Clinic
Offices in Rainer and Vernonia (Thurs)
Wonderful friendly folks.
Prices have gone up over the past year, but
most items are still reasonable. Well
worth the effort even if out of the way. Great
emergency care for their standing customers.
Emergency care is not offered to those who are not
Midway Veterinary Hospital
Offices in Warren (on Hwy 30) and Vernonia (Wed
are reasonable and comparable. Their
spay/neuter prices fit within the guidelines
indicated above. The Vernonia office has wonderful friendly folks. They
have later hours in St Helens, but not 24 hour
- Companion - Forest Grove
3043 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove, OR 97116
I really like the Docs here. Great for the quick stop.
Prices can be high for some items, but cheaper for
others, same across the board in most Companion
clinics. Very reasonable spay/neuter prices
well under the guidelines I have indicated above.
- Companion - Hillsboro
2055 SE Tualatin Valley
Hillsboro, OR 97123
help in an emergency situation. Companion prices
tend to be the same across the board.
- Companion - Beaverton
14292 SW Allen Blvd
these guys, but they are in a good location and I have
heard good things. Companion prices tend to be
the same across the board.
- North Plains Veterinary Clinic
Glencoe Rd Suite 700
North Plains, OR 97133
Very nice folks eager to help and very supportive of
breeders. Dr Tshi is very detailed in his
explanations and examinations. He really cares
about giving good breeders the information they need;
and totally accepts that sometimes breeders know
more about their breed than he does. Some prices on the high side
and they do not offer 24hr emergency.
Extended Hours Emergency Vet
1445 NW 185th Av
Aloha, OR 97006
folks with late night hours. This is definitely
the first try with Tualatin the second. The
prices are reasonable for emergency care, but can be a
bit on the high side for regular stuff. The staff is very
supportive. You do not have to be a current
client to use their emergency care.
24 hour Vet
19314 SW Mohave Ct.
Tualatin, OR 97062
Prices are average for emergency services,
not as high as Dove Lewis. Wonderful care. They
did a great job on a c-section and seem to be very
supportive of breeders.
You do not have to be a current client to use their
1984 NW Petty Grove
for not much care and not the best service.
Demands a high dollar deposit even before they look
at or treat the animal. Find
it easer to put a critical patient down then to give
them the care that they deserve (speaking from
personal experience). I
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT recommend them.