The History

exterior600The Oregon Veterinary Clinic was founded as a mixed animal practice in 1972 by Dr. Jim Orvick and Dr. Larry Mahr.

In 1999 Dr. Orvick and Dr. Mahr split the large and small animal practices, and the Oregon Veterinary Clinic continued as a small animal practice with Dr. Orvick and Dr. Mark Peters.  In May of 2000, Dr. Orvick’s daughter, Rachel, and her vet school classmate, Jim Stevenson joined the practice.

On July 1, 2003, Dr. Rachel Orvick and Dr. Jim Stevenson formally purchased the Oregon Veterinary Clinic and remain the current owners.

In 2007, the clinic underwent a total remodel to enlarge the clinic and added space that currently houses a doggie daycare, Hound Huddle.


The Clinic

The Oregon Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary practice.  We offer comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care services for companion animals.

Our clinic is equipped with a full service laboratory that allows our doctors to obtain important information within minutes. In-house testing includes full blood chemistries, electrolytes, hematology, blood gasses, clotting times, full urinalysis and fecal exams.

We have a complete radiology department with digital x-ray and digital dental x-rays.  Our ultrasound unit is available for abdominal and cardiac imaging and for early pregnancy diagnosis.

All surgeries/anesthesias are monitored by both a technician and monitoring equipment that includes pulse oximetery, ECG, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature.
Our surgical staff is well equipped to handle most soft-tissue and orthopedic problems. Procedures include the following:

  • Spays, neuters
  • C-sections
  • Fracture repair (bone plates and pins)
  • Cranial Cruciate (ACL) repair
  • Other joint repair
  • TTA

Glaucoma screening is available using our Tonopen.