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Welcome to the Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital has been serving the community since 1979. Dr. Robert T. Franklin specializes in Internal Medicine.
We welcome referrals from veterinarians all over the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to help your pet regain health and live a long and happy life.
Treatment and services include:
• Internal Medicine
• Oncology
• CT imaging
• Theraputic Laser Treatment
Dr. Franklin is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions about our care and services.
Call today to schedule an appointment.
Phone: (503) 292-3001
Fax: (503) 292-6808
E-mail: [email protected]
M-F: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT/SUN: Available for emergencies at the following facilities:
Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (503) 691-7922 or
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital (503) 228-7281
9339 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005.

Dr. Skinner Retired On June 30th After 38 Years!

Dr. Skinner
Dr. Skinner retired from Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital on June 30th after 38 years in practice. OVSH would like to extend our best wishes to Dr. Skinner – we wish him a long and happy retirement!
Dr. Skinner received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 1971. Following graduation, he completed a rotating internship program at The University of California School of Veterinary Medicine from 1971 to 1972. In June of 1972,
Dr. Skinner moved to Portland, Oregon and joined a private practice until September of 1973 at which time he became the first medical director of Dove Lewis Memorial Emergency Hospital. From June of 1975 to June of 1978 he completed his residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Oregon Health Sciences Medical School. In 1978 he became Board Certified in the College of Veterinary Internal Medicine- Neurology. Since 1978 to the present time, he has been practicing Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital. Dr. Skinner lives with his wife Ann in Sherwood, Oregon where they enjoy gardening and maintaining an equine hoof rehabilitation clinic. He is an advocate for the bare foot equine live style, and is the North American Manager for Strasser Hoof Care.
Long term, Dr. Skinner and his wife plan to relocate to a new home in Hawaii where they will live out their retirement years under the sun and swaying palm trees!
Thank you Dr. Franklin by GSW
I had a very difficult loss this November with the loss of my beloved cat, Tuxie. She meant the world to me. I was referred to Dr. Franklin because the emergency clinic could not diagnose what was wrong with my cat. Dr. Franklin and his staff were accomodating, kind, and provided excellent care to my cat. Even though my cat died due to unforseen circumstances, I feel that she received top-notch quality care from Dr. Franklin. You can also tell he really loves animals and is genuinely concerned about your pet. Thank you Dr. Franklin for all your help and I highly recommend Dr. Franklin and his clinic to anyone with pets who need medical treatment.
Dr. Skinner Is Excellent by Konni62
I have been taking my French Bulldog here for two years now. Dr. Skinner is the best when it comes to neurological treament for your pet. Dr. Skinner also works at Dove Lewis, the man knows his stuff. My frenchie has GME disease and with Dr. Skinner’s help and approach along with three other vets, we are managing his diease. This is a very nasty and vicious disease. raging on the animals brain and legs etc.. Dr. Skinner also is open to Eastern medicine to help treat your pet. He is not closed minded like many vets. Eastern medicine has it place with Western medicine. The two can work nicely together. Dr. Skinner and his staff are very nice and they approach your pet as if it was their own. Highly recommend, this place and their team.
Best specialty care in Portland by karen

Unfortunately, my dog and I have had to see many specialists for numerous issues over the years. I credit Dr. Bob Franklin’s excellent care (for several years) for giving my dog a long, happy life, despite many medical problems. The best part was seeing him get down on the exam room floor and play with her.
Dr. Skinner-  Wonderful Veterinarian! by Mizzen
Our now 13 year old Siberian Husky began having seizures when she was 3. They developed into focal point seizures at 5 and we began seeing Dr. Skinner. He is the most wonderful vet we’ve ever been to. Our Sib doesn’t like people much and dislikes most vets intensely. She loves him. He listens to clients and works with you. He’s more than open to you experimenting with medication, doing things that work with your dog. If you’re referred to him via your Vet, it’s more than likely due to some horrible problem neurologically. Please go to his office knowing that you and your dog or cat will be loved and taken care of more than you’d ever believe. Dr. Skinner is the real thing!


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