Pet Parents rank Heartfelt Top Dog across the board

Their commitment to “always treat your pets as you would" is just one reason the team at Heartfelt Veterinary Hospital ranks so high with pet parents. Opened in 2014, the practice has quickly grown — expanding in size, and increasingly becoming known and loved for outstanding emergency and preventive pet care, dentistry, rehabilitation, and client education.  The 2017 Top Dog Award winner for Best Veterinary Practice and wins in seven additional categories made their showing extraordinary. 

“All our doctors at Heartfelt work to create a unique bond with their patients. At the beginning of each exam our doctors get on the floor with their patient(s) to connect at the patient's level. This allows the pet to get acquainted with the doctor’s caring concern, quickly helping establish comfort and trust,” says Office Manager Ryan Hesketh. Each Doctor forges connections with his their patients that often amazes pet parents, says Hesketh. “especially pets who are timid or scared.” 

“Being next door to Pet Pros is a plus,” says Hesketh, “as is our location and easy access off I-5, as we have many clients from the coast and across the river in Washington.” The Hospital is fully equipped, “So we can offer everything from an initial exam to lab work (blood, urine, fecal and heart worm), and have results in 20 to 30 minutes. We also have ultra sound and in-house imaging, as well as dental x-rays, a surgical suite, rehabilitation services . . . and so much more.”

Heartfelt also offers a unique orthopedic rehabilitation program, including treatments such as underwater treadmill and laser therapy, acupuncture and pain management. Understanding how expensive vet care can be, Heartfelt offers Pet Care Plans to help make it easier for pet parents to access needed care. Plans are tailored to the ages and stages of life for dogs and cats, and are available for a monthly fee that includes preventive care, office visits, lab work,  and vaccinations. Some plans even include dental care.

Caring, compassionate expert pet care services are just a few more reasons Heartfelt is proving to be a big winner with NW pet parents.  Find them at 1127 NE Broadway in Portland, or at

Melinda Thompson is a freelance writer with a degree in Speech Communications and a coveted "Ducktorate" from the Walt Disney World Company. She has been featured in many local magazines and newspapers.  She lives in Vancouver USA with her husband, son and daughter.