If you're worried, come in.

Do you need to come in? Short Answer: Yes. Long answer: If you’re worried, we’re worried. The best way to see if your pet is in need of emergency treatment is to have a veterinarian examine them.

We’re here 24/7 to Help You and Your Pet

“It’s probably nothing.” “I hate to bother you.” We hear this every day, and our answer is always the same: “We’re glad you came in.”

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital Portland Veterinarians
If you're worried about your pet, so are we. We recommend that you come in. Our emergency veterinary team is ready to examine and treat your pet. Our hospital is open 24 hours a day, so we can help pets, stray animals and wildlife get the veterinary care they need. 

Why we can’t give advice over the phone

Emergencies are serious, and recommending a treatment plan is a sensitive process that starts with an in-person exam. We don’t give medical diagnoses, advice or estimates over the phone or through email because we must see and touch our patients to give them the best veterinary care possible. 

How an exam can help

One of the hardest parts about veterinary medicine is that our patients can't speak. So the simplest way to understand what's wrong is to see and feel your pet. Physical exams help our veterinary teams made up of doctors and technicians understand the extent of your pet's condition. 


We treat 18,000 patients a year and we've seen it all. 

Top 10 Reasons Why Animals Visit Us

Vomiting, diarrhea and other intestinal issues account for the largest percentage of patients treated in an emergency hospital

  1. Vomiting, diarrhea and other intestinal issues
  2. Ingesting inappropriate items
  3. Wounds and lacerations
  4. General pain and discomfort
  5. Urinary tract issues
  6. Respiratory issues
  7. Trauma (falling, broken or fractured bones, hit by car, etc.)
  8. Cancerous and non-cancerous masses
  9. Allergic reactions
  10. Seizure

Top 10 Items Ingested by Animals

Last year, patients ate more than 150 types of food, objects and other inappropriate items that caused illness or injury. 

  1. Chocolate
  2. Marijuana
  3. Human or animal medication
  4. Grapes or raisins
  5. Chicken bones or other meat bones
  6. Socks
  7. Dog or cat toys
  8. Rat poison or pesticides
  9. Plastic (toys, dishes, bags, etc.)
  10. Lilies

Speak to Our Team

Emergencies are fast and confusing. We are always open so we can be there to help. 

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