Oregon Veterinary Clinic
Providing Quality Pet Care
Call: (608) 835-7323

Our Practice

As certified pet medical experts, our staff is dedicated to discovering the root of your pet’s health concerns. We aim to provide top-quality customer service backed by exceptional pet care.

The History

The 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.

Experts of Pet Wellness

Our high standards enable us to provide the devoted care that your pet deserves. We know trusting your pet’s health with a stranger can be difficult, which is why we make our best effort to get to know our pet parents and patients on a more personal level. We implement diagnostic imaging alongside laboratory services to provide pet parents with a well-defined diagnosis. Should a veterinary emergency occur, we make our best effort to see pet patients promptly and provide care as soon as possible.


As a veterinary practice, we know that by providing our pet parents with a thorough understanding of numerous pet conditions, we are empowering them to make more informed decisions regarding their pet’s treatment. Through comprehensive exams and investigative practice, we can express our concerns about your pet’s health and propose a knowledgeable solution.

The Veterinary Oath

After acquiring our veterinary degree, we were required to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). In doing so, we have taken the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) oath:

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine,
[we] solemnly swear to use [our] scientific knowledge and skills
for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health,
the relief of animal suffering,
the conservation of livestock resources,
the promotion of public health
and the advancement of medical knowledge.

[We] will practice [the] profession conscientiously, with dignity
and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

[We] accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement
of [our] professional knowledge and competence."

A Positive Experience

Our veterinary office focuses on treating the issue at hand but doesn’t neglect additional health concerns a pet may be exhibiting. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff is here to provide a comprehensive medical examination while making the experience enjoyable.

If your pet is overdue for their annual wellness exam, schedule an appointment today. Catching medical concerns before they develop opens your pet up to further treatment options that could save their life!