The Nonprofit Difference

How a company is structured and where profits go can have a big impact on your experience as an employee. See how working at a local nonprofit could be the change you’ve been looking for.

How is a Nonprofit Business different than a For-profit Corporation? 

In its simplest form, a nonprofit is a company that reinvests its earnings from fees and donations back into its services. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors with backgrounds as veterinarians or business people, and our management team are on-site and local. 

Nonprofit Business and Donations
Nonprofits reinvest their earnings back into the organization, as opposed to for-profit businesses that often have shareholders or owners. 


Our team works with a clear mission and set of values in mind, including: 

  • Access
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Community
  • Improvement

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Get Access to Unique Resource that Make a Real Difference.

Help Low-income Pets

You’ll have access to nearly $240K in financial aid every year for families in need of financial support for their pet’s emergency medical care.

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Care for Animals Who Have No One Else

Thousands of lost, wild, or abused animals come to DoveLewis in need of refuge and medical care. You’ll work with local partners and agencies to stabilize their condition and help them find a happy, healthy future.

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Advance the Industry

Learning and teaching is part of our culture, and you’ll find formal and informal growth opportunities from CE lectures to mentors.

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Before we can care for animals, we must care for people. Our Veterinary Wellbeing Program is focused on maintaining a welcoming, healthy workplace and team dynamic. 

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Find Your Next Role at DoveLewis

Last year, we saw the largest number of patients ever in our history­—nearly 30,000 animals. We're looking for smart, committed animal lovers for roles in veterinary medicine, animal care, customer service, and more.

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Veterinary Hospital Portland

Urgent Care Appointments

Skip the ER. Urgent Care is open every day, 8am-6pm.  

Book an Appointment

For emergency care, call 503-228-7281 to speak with a veterinary technician.
ER walk-ins: 2pm-11pm.