DoveLewis Overview

About DoveLewis

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, an animal-assisted therapy program, education for veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. With over 40 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated over 500,000 animals and has been deemed one of Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits by The Portland Business Journal for eight years.

The DoveLewis Mission

To provide the best emergency and critical care for companion animals, and to support veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community.

AAHA Accredited

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital is AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited. AAHA recognizes high standards of veterinary excellence.

VECCS Level 1 Certified

The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) recognizes DoveLewis as a Level 1 emergency and critical care facility. VECCS awards certifications to hospitals that provide exemplary patient care and outstanding efforts to raise public and professional awareness in the field of veterinary medicine. DoveLewis is the only facility in Oregon to be certified on any level (I, II or III).

DoveLewis Bylaws


DoveLewis Annual Report