DoveLewis is looking to expand our team of passionate, skillful and community oriented board-certified Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons to include appointment-based services. The primary focus for these new positions will be orthopedics and minimally invasive procedures. There will be plenty of opportunity to benefit from an established hospital, while also having room to grow and influence the next chapter of DoveLewis.

DoveLewis is a different kind of veterinary hospital. As a non-profit with no private equity or corporate investors, we have built a collaborative community that is dedicated to serving every animal and every person who cares for them.

We are a well-equipped AAHA-accredited and VECCS Level 1 hospital with a dedicated ICU, digital radiography, ultrasound, echocardiography, 3 Tesla MRI and 64-slice CT, mechanical ventilator, Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy equipment, flexible and rigid endoscopy and otoscopy, Arthroscopy equipment, Fluoroscopy, Battery and compressed air drive orthopedic and neurosurgical equipment, Ligasure vessel fusion equipment, on-site blood bank, ability to perform hemodialysis and plasmapheresis, and more!

We are also doubling our hospital size in fall of 2024 with the addition of a brand new, state-of-the art specialty building including a 3 Tesla MRI, and 3 new surgical suites!

We have the resources you need to practice the best medicine possible for your patients:

  • We are a teaching hospital with 6 AAHA-accredited services
  • Working on cases with our on-site 11+ board-certified veterinary specialists in Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, and Radiology.
  • 24/7 on-call surgery availability
  • 7-day per week Criticalist coverage
  • Multiple certified specialized services:
    • Urgent Care
    • Pain Management and Hospice Care
    • Exotics
  • Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasound/echocardiography and separate cage-side point-of-care unit
  • Telemetry
  • Endoscopy (flexible and rigid) and Arthroscopy
  • Tracheal Stenting
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ventilator support
  • C-Arm
  • High Flow Nasal O2
  • 3 surgical suites per building with a dedicated ortho suite (second building is opening October 2024)
  • Fully equipped canine and feline ICU with Critical Care Specialists 7 days a week
  • Onsite pharmacy
  • Well-equipped in-house lab
  • Robust hospital operating system and paperless documentation
  • Internal Blood Bank (with 5+ type B cat donors!)

What you get when you join DoveLewis:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Sign-on Bonus
  • Relocation Support to help you get settled in one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
  • A Focus on Well-Being:
    • Our Veterinary Well-Being program is run by our on-site, licensed clinical social worker.
    • $0 co-pays for mental health
    • Employee Assistance Program with physical, mental, and financial wellness resources
    • Annual employee wellness month celebrating and uplifting our entire staff.
    • Ongoing wellness activities including on-site art therapy activities.
  • Financial Wellness Resources
    • Student Loan Repayment Program (qualify in your first month)
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer
    • Workshops and coaching to help you with your financial planning
    • Generous veterinary discount
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
    • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Professional liability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • 403(b) with equitable employer contributions for all staff
    • Membership in several veterinary organizations
    • Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid CE Time
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Licensure
    • Customizable and flexible schedule: We strongly value quality of life and quality of medicine.
  • Dedicated Support Team
    • 200+ total teammates hospital wide
    • 70% licensed technician team including 6+ Veterinary Technician Specialists
    • A dedicated surgical support staff team
  • Tools for Learning and Growth
    • Access to one of the industries’ most popular training tools, atDove, with over 150 hours of RACE approved CE on demand
    • Generous CE budget and paid time for conference attendance
    • Extensive resources including free lectures, opportunities to attend conferences, on-the-floor training, wet labs, and more!

What Are We Looking For?

Whether you’re early on in your career or you’re a seasoned Surgeon looking to advance yourself somewhere new, we want to connect! You will need:

  • A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or certification through ECFVG
  • The ability to be licensed in the state of Oregon
  • To be currently DACVS (small animal) board-certified or board eligible
  • An understanding of and passion for a client centered practice.
  • An eagerness to cultivate, expand, educate and support an rDVM network to grow your practice.
  • A desire to focus on appointment-based orthopedic and minimally invasive procedures.

Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered as substitution for the above.

The PNW Advantage

With the ocean an hour away to the west and mountains an hour away to the east, Portland is an epicenter for outdoor enthusiasts and animal lovers like you. We offer:

  • Efficient public transit and miles of bike lanes for leisure and commuting.
  • Easy access to the Columbia River Gorge for beautiful waterfalls, hiking, and sightseeing.
  • A thriving food scene with everything from fun food cart pods to world class restaurants.
  • Year-round farmers market, micro-brew pubs, indie coffee shops, and wine country abound!
  • Home to the nation’s largest forested park within city limits.
  • One of the highest rates of dog parks per capita in the US.
  • Portland is a charming blend of historical small city vibes, modern big city amenities, and breathtaking natural splendor in every direction.

If you are ready for the next chapter of your career to be exciting, collaborative, and serve the animal-loving community without any corporate strings attached, then DoveLewis is the right place for you! Learn more at or fill out the online application to get a conversation started.

DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.