CVRC was voted 2015 "Top Dog" #1 Specialty Veterinary Practice by the Portland community through Spot Magazine's Best in the Biz directory.

"Our focus is to provide outstanding veterinary surgical and medical care to the Northwest community with respect, compassion, and integrity."

CVRC is a state of the art referral only veterinary practice that features surgery and internal medicine services, as well as advanced diagnostic capability through an on-site CT scanner and digital radiography system. Additionally, the radiologists of VDIC, part of Idexx Telemedicine, are available on-site to provide independent ultrasound services and on the spot interpretations of CVRC imaging studies.


Our Surgical service features three highly experienced surgeons: Dr. Richard Howard DVM, MS (CVRC founder), Dr. Michael Flynn DVM, DACVS, and Dr. Timothy McCarthy DVM, PhD, DACVS. Through their combined expertise, CVRC is able to provide a comprehensive range of orthopedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

UPDATE: Dr McCarthy will be taking a sabbatical to work on his next endoscopy book, beginning early December 2015. He will have limited availability to perform procedures during this time, but please call our office to discuss elective and non-urgent cases for Dr McCarthy.


Our Internal Medicine service is also available through our capable and compassionate internist. Dr. Regina Tobin DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) provides assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with complex medical conditions, both acute and chronic.

UPDATE: We are excited to announce that starting January 2017, our Internal Medicine service will be available 5 days a week with the addition of Dr. Helen Hamilton DVM, DACVIM.

Dr. Hamilton will round out our service by receiving cases W/TH/F and Dr. Tobin will receive on  M/T/TH. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hamilton to the CVRC family!

To read more about our talented group of doctors, please visit the Meet Our Doctors page.


Office Hours:

We are available by phone to answer questions and schedule appointments from 7:30 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 am until noon for patient discharges and technician appointments.

We have technical staff on site 24 hours a day for patient care Monday through Friday nights for hospitalized patients.

To view a virtual tour of our hospital, please click here.