American Animal Hospital Association Practitioner of the Year, Pacific Northwest, 1999
Hospital Director, Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital
I have been practicing in Portland since 1983, and I’m always looking for new techniques to keep pets healthy and minimize pain. By staying open to new ideas, we have become pioneers in natural medicine and pain management.
A widely recognized animal expert and advocate, I have dedicated my life’s work to the care of animals and have worked hard in the community to raise awareness of animals’ needs and rights. I believe my leadership has made a difference, and the experience has made me a better practitioner.
I am currently a member of the following organizations:
A proponent for preventive care:
So often, the medical community tends to practice “crisis care.” It waits for something to go wrong and then tries to fix it. I believe in a preventive approach, one where we manage risk factors and avoid the “crisis” whenever possible.
A commitment to preserving the human-animal bond:
Pets are an important part of any family. I respect and understand the close bond that exists between pets and their owners. My practice isn’t just about preserving health; it’s about preserving the human-animal bond.
" We moved last year, but continue to drive clear across town to take our dogs here, simply because you're not going to find better care for your four-legged family members. Dr Herman is the best vet we've ever seen. She treats our dogs as if they were her own, and never makes us feel rushed, despite our seemingly endless questions. The rest of the staff here is amazing, as well! Always super friendly, and they remember our dogs by name when we walk through the door. Love this place! "
" I would highly refer this Veterinary Hospital to anyone. Words just can't describe how wonderful the staff is there. Dr. Goodman has so much empathy and really made our visit much better than we had anticipated. My entire family has been there to meet the team and we just can't believe how wonderful they are. "
" Great care! First time at this clinic, actually first time at any hospital with a problem. Staff was fantastic, caring and confident. Took great care of our cat peppy and put her on the path to recovery. Can't forget the followup, they called three times the following week checking up on her condition. NO ONE follows up like that anymore. Great care, great clinic, very cat friendly. "
" I switched to Murray Hill Vet Hospital since it was closer to my house. My pup and I had a great first visit! Friendly, knowledgeable staff! I feel confidant in their ability to treat animals. Great communication. Will definitely refer friends and family.
" Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! Clean and nice environment! And most importantly took excellent care of my Golden Doodle! "
" Fabulous! - I love this clinic and have taken all my loved ones to them. They are worth every penny. I won't go anywhere else unless I don't have any more furry loved ones - which I can't imagine!"