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Oregon animal hospitals: DoveLewis Animal Hospital

Meet DoveLewis Animal Hospital. This is a 24-hour emergency pet facility--not a place to take your pet for routine care. What makes DoveLewis different is the level of care. It is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the northwest United States. The highly trained staff is there 24-hours a day, seven days a week to handle any pet emergency that might arise. Even if the emergency is for a rescue or abandoned animal.

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital was established in 1973 in Portland, Oregon. The facility provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the largest volunteer-based animal blood banks in the United States. They have a nationally recognized pet loss support program and a partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind to bring animal-assisted therapy and education to the community. DoveLewis provides 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 seven years.

The animal hospital started as an evening and weekend only clinic. Its purpose was to provide emergency veterinary services when most other vet practices and animal hospitals were closed. In June of 1992, DoveLewis changed their hours and started providing emergency veterinary care 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

DoveLewis is named for A.B. Lewis, the hospital’s founder, and the memory of his late wife, Dove. The hospital was founded with Lewis and the Portland Veterinary Medical Association.

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