Our animal hospital vets in Portland

Our Veterinarians

At the Pet Samaritan Clinic our veterinarians and professional staff make all the difference to your pets’ health care. Everyone with whom you and your pet come into contact is dedicated to providing compassionate care and skilled services. Our veterinarians and professional staff make all the difference to your pets’ health care. Everyone with whom you and your pet come into contact is dedicated to providing compassionate care and skilled services.

  • Experienced Veterinarians- At Pet Samaritan Clinic, you will see our veterinarians have many years of experience treating animals. They keep their medical knowledge current by attending continual education courses and seminars multiple times per year.
  • Concerned Understanding– Pet Samaritan Clinic veterinarians take into consideration all the factors that can affect pet health, including exercise, diet, travel, pre-existing disease, grooming, and the presence of other animals in the household.
  • Licensed technicians and assistants– Our licensed technicians and trained staff are here to assist you and your pet at any time. Whether it is medically or just to offer a comforting hello when you and your pet walk in. We are here.
Dr. Sue Erickson of Pet Samaritan Clinic

Dr. Sue Erickson

Dr. Sue Erickson is a Long Island, New York native who joined Pet Samaritan Clinic permanently in 1995. In 2004 she became Medical Director, a position she has held ever since. Her special area of interest is internal medicine of cats and dogs. Dr. Erickson graduated from Oregon State University in 1986 and worked as a veterinarian in San Diego, CA for 8 years before coming to Oregon. Prior to that , she had a career in marine mammal research at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she obtained a Ph.D. and did postdoctoral work through the National Science Foundation with harbor and spotted seals.

Dr. Erickson enjoys her three cats, traveling, gardening, and making jewelry. She considers the staff at Pet Samaritan her extended family, many of whom she has had the pleasure of working with for over 10 years.

Dr. Janet Ewing of Pet Samaritan Clinic

Dr. Janet Ewing

Dr. Janet Ewing graduated from Colorado State University in 1990. She owned and operated her own veterinary practice in Arvada Colorado called The Menagerie Veterinary Hospital from 1997 to 2004. After that she moved to Albuquerque New Mexico and worked at The New Mexico Emergency and Surgical Veterinary Center from 2004-2006. Dr. Ewing finally settled into the Pacific Northwest as the Emergency Veterinary Director at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital from 2006-2008. After that she worked at Barber Blvd. Veterinary Clinic and Cardiology Northwest until joining our team at Pet Samaritan Clinic in2012. Dr. Ewing has 7 children, 2 grandchildren, two dogs and a parrot.

Dr. Jessica Larson of Pet Samaritan Clinic

Dr. Jessica Larson

Dr. Larson grew up in Pennsylvania and Florida. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in liberal studies and her Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She then went on to complete her veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville. Her special interests include geriatric and hospice care, low stress feline handling, and dentistry. In her spare time Dr. Larson enjoys biking, dancing, and watching classic movies. She also enjoys horse-back riding and owns a horse and two goats. Dr. Larson joined the Pet Sam family in the summer of 2017 and it feels like she has been here for years. She loves this community and lives in the neighborhood. Swing by and meet her.