Animal emergency room wait times at an all-time high across Portland metro

The CEO of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital said wait times are at a historic level because of staffing shortages.

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a common complain for pet owners across the Portland metro area these days: long wait times in animal emergency rooms

Ron Morgan, the CEO of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital said wait times are at an historic level because there’s a staffing shortage. Morgan said before the pandemic, wait times were about 45-minutes, but now pet owners and their pets could wait as long as a week for non-life threatening injuries. 

“There’s just been so many changes in veterinary medicine that has

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