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Welcome to Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Happy Valley, OR
We are open 7 days a week!

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 503-395-1649

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If you live in Happy Valley or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Sara Caldwell is a licensed Oregon veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital strives to provide excellent client service in a state-of-the-art facility where your pet is a member of our family and not just another dollar.

Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, dental care, and acupuncture. We also offer grooming, boarding, behavior counseling, and geriatric pet services. Our hospital has Wellness Plans for cats and dogs of every age, making it easier for you to care for your pet year after year. Dr. Sara Caldwell, Dr. Katie Kralik, and Dr. Kevin Pflaum all have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Happy Valley veterinarians.

We feel boundless energy and drive to reduce the suffering of animals. We are deeply honored to be able to witness every day animals brave spirits, unflagging gratitude, and deep trust with human beings. It is the purpose of our lives to help them by offering aid in times of distress, and equally important, guidance for preventative care during times of wellness. We are sincerely lucky to be in an environment where every day we can make a positive difference in the lives of so many.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 503-395-1649 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Happy Valley veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We are located next door to the New Seasons in Happy Valley Town Center Drive.


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Not all animal hospitals are accredited. Nearly 60% of pet owners think their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In fact, only about 3,700 (12-15%) animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited.

What does accreditation mean? It means your hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital.



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Sara Caldwell
    Owner, Doctor

    Dr. Sara Caldwell is the owner of the practice and its primary veterinarian. She always wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl rehabilitating tiny birds that fell from their nest and putting pretend casts on her teddy bears. She enjoys horses, specifically dressage. Her favorite dog breeds tend to be brachycephalic (like pugs and bulldogs) but she has also owned and loved dachshunds, Danes, and heelers. She currently shares her home (and her heart!) with a pug, a Clyde cross horse, and her very sweet small child :)

  • Dr. Katie Kralik
    Doctor

    Dr. Katie Kralik grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from the veterinary school at Iowa State University in 2012. She started working in central Washington after graduation, then moved to Portland in May of 2015 with her dog and 2 cats. She and Boone (the pit bull) love to hike and ski, and she also enjoys biking, floating on water, reading, and good food. Dr. Kralik is excited about her career every day, and loves that she gets to make the lives of animals and their people better.

  • Dr. Kevin Pflaum
    Doctor

    Dr. Kevin Pflaum graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2017, and is thrilled to be joining Happy Valley Vet Hospital. He is passionate about practicing high quality medicine and surgery, and his special interests include strengthening the human-animal bond, reducing stress in veterinary visits, behavior, and feline medicine. He moved to Portland with 1 dog and 1 cat, and enjoys hiking, reading, film, sports, and eating local foods.

  • Michanne
    Human Resources Manager

    Michanne grew up in Cathlamet, Washington. She has been in the Human Resources field for 8 years and has always had a passion for animals. Since moving to Portland in 2011, Michanne has worked with many organizations to promote the well-being of animals. She has two cats, Peggy and Ray Charles, that she adopted through the Save A Life Kitten Adoption program ran in the hospital.

  • Megan
    Front Desk Manager

    Megan has loved animals for as long as she could remember. She always knew a career in animal health was her calling. In high school she worked part time at an animal hospital before going away for college. She was certified as a groomer since 2008. After moving to Happy Valley she made the career change to a veterinary assistant then to Front Desk Manager. Megan is married with one child and two pets - a cat named LuLu and a dog named Ifrit.

  • Katie
    Receptionist

    Katie was born in Germany and spent most her childhood on the east coast. She is a total cat lady- ask her about her cats! She has three at home but is always looking for more to add to her collection. She’s been a veterinary receptionist for over 4 years and enjoys getting to know clients and their furry companions. In her spare time she likes hiking, reading, and cooking. She lives in Sandy with her fiance, cat hoard (Beavis, Brisby, and Vesuvius), and a sweet mini Aussie named Arya.

  • Ebony
    Assistant

    Ebony has loved animals her entire life and knew that her career had to involve working with them. After spending some time volunteering, she was picked up by HVVH as a Tech Assistant and could not be happier gaining the lab and hands on experience that will further her career. Currently, Ebony lives in Milwaukie with her boyfriend Justin, their two ferrets (Zoro and Korra) and corn snake (Zuko). She enjoys spending her free time reading, crocheting, cross stitching, watching Japanese anime and playing video games.

  • Karla
    Assistant

    Karla grew up in Oregon City and spent seven years away in Arizona and Florida while she served in the Air Force. After separating from the Air Force in 2014, she came back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She finished a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies along the way but has realized that she wants to be in the animal healthcare field. Karla is currently attending the Certified Veterinary Technician program at Portland Community College.

  • Crystal
    Assistant, Certified Dog Trainer

    Crystal has always had a passion for animals. Growing up, there was always a pet in her home which she loved and cared for. This love led to her career in veterinary medicine as a technician where she is able to directly impact pets’ lives, as well as advocate for the best quality of life possible. She has three kitties, Snickers, Kittan, and Delia, and one German Shepard puppy named Eliza.

  • Christina
    Assistant

    Christina's career with animals began at Petsmart caring for customer's, small pets, birds, fish and reptiles. Christina later worked as a dog trainer and then went on to pursue dog grooming, which she did for a couple years. Christina is currently attending school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Prince, a Pomeranian that she rescued from the hospital named Bambi, and two cats (Tyrone and Jasper) that she can't live without.

  • Skylar
    Assistant

    Skylar has been an animal lover since day one, and all of her cats have been rescues or strays. She volunteered at a reptile/amphibian shop for a few months in high school, before attending Southern Oregon University for two years. She started out as a volunteer here and was excited to be added to a part of the team. She has been excited to learn as much as she can and provide animals with the health and well-being they deserve. She lives with her two year old tuxedo cat, Felix.

  • Sara
    Assistant

    Sara has always had a passion for animals. Her career working with animals started at PetSmart where she would become a Certified Dog Groomer in 2012. Sara has always wanted to work in the veterinary field and finally became a veterinary assistant this year! When she's not hard at work helping our little furry four legged friends you can be sure to always find her at the barn hanging out with her 3 horses and competing on the weekends. She has two dogs and two cats at home that she could never be without!

  • Molly
    Assistant

    Molly grew up with mostly rat terriers and has loved animals since she was very small. She went to CCC and acquired a General Transfer Degree before she moved on to PCC, acquiring pre-requisites for a Veterinary Technician program. She is currently trying to obtain experience here at the Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital to apply for the CVT program at PCC. While she is working here part time, you may also see her at your local Peet's Coffee behind the bar as a barista!

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I had the best experience when I brought my puppy in to be neutered. They were so kind, helpful and sweet. I did not ever have to wait when for any of my appointments. They also called me a couple of times in the days following the surgery to make sure my puppy was doing okay and if I had any questions. I highly recommend them."
    Lisa
  • "We adopted two kittens from HVVH, and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Walked my wife and I through what these kitties need (they're in rough shape just now), and let us have all the time we needed to meet the kitties, and decide which two we were taking home. Plus, no adoption fees, a year of free care, a goodie bag of toys, a full bag of food - they couldn't have done more to make us feel comfortable about our new family members."
    Benjamin
  • "I brought my very sick dog in to Dr. Caldwell in a panic, never having had been there before. The doctor was calm, knowledgeable, compassionate - to both me and my dog. The medical facility uses the highest level of technology but the prices are less than my previous vet. The entire staff was friendly and professional, yet had a great sense of humor. I was so impressed, I immediately signed up for a wellness plan - I finally have found what I was looking for. Check out their website!"
    Karen

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Happy Valley Office

Monday:

9:00 AM-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 AM-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 AM-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm