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Compass Veterinary Clinic

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3 Monroe Parkway Suite Y
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 503-850-2444
Fax: 503-303-7606

Office Hours

Monday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m.4 p.m.
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Complete Health Care for Rabbits, Exotics and Pocket Pets

Compass Veterinary Clinic provides expert veterinary care for “pocket pets” such as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, mice, rats, chinchillas, hamsters, sugar gliders, and gerbils.  We also offer veterinary services for reptile species. 

  • Comprehensive Physical Exams
  • Parasite Treatment and Control
  • Hospitalization and Treatment
  • Nail trims
  • Husbandry and Specialty Diets
  • Prescriptions 
  • Surgery
  • Spay and Neuter

A large part of caring for these species has to do with their husbandry; making sure they have the proper housing, appropriate diet, and that their owners understand their natural behavior patterns. Each species also has their own common diseases that require veterinary care, and we recommend annual physical exams to check for early signs of problems. 

Dr. Connolly, Medical Director, is one of the most highly trained and experienced rabbit veterinarians in Oregon.   Dr. Connolly spent four years at the Rabbit Research Center at Oregon State University:

“I had around 1,000 rabbits in my care.  I was responsible for all aspects of rabbit husbandry.   Not only did I personally feed and water them, but we exhaustively measured feed intake on various diets, and tracked the weight of the rabbits as well as their reproductive rates.    I even cleaned cages and monitored output, watching for signs of disease or parasitism.   I was immersed in the OSU breeding program, where I monitored pregnancies, prepared for new litters, and weighed the kits and monitored their health.  I helped design modifications to the facilities to prevent wild rabbits from getting in and modified the rabbit cages to prevent injuries to young kits.   My experience at the OSU Rabbit Research Lab really prepared me to take the best care of rabbits.”

"During my career as a veterinarian I have worked with rabbits, rats, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, ferrets, sugar gliders and more.  The most common problems that I see relating to these pets are nutrition and housing.  I really enjoy working with pocket pets and educating their owners on their unique needs.” 

Dr Erica Lipanovich is one of the premier exotics veterinarians in Oregon, having worked at several zoos over a ten year period.

She brings a wealth of experience to the practice.  Dr Lipanovich was the staff veterinarian at the Dickerson Park Zoo for six years.  She did her residency at the Denver Zoo for two years.  After relocating to Oregon in 2014, she has been a staff veterinarian for Oregon Zoo, Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary, and Turtle Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, to name a few.  

Dr Lipanovich has expertise with birds, reptiles, and obviously, big cats!

How to Tell When Your Exotic Pet is Sick

Pocket pets are very skilled at hiding problems.  This innate ability helps them to survive in the wild, where displaying any sign of illness or injury can be the difference between life and death.  Unfortunately, this also means that when they finally do let us know there is a problem, it may be advanced and more difficult to resolve.  As a responsible steward, watch for the following signs:

  • Decreased activity
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Changes in stool or urine production or appearance
  • Ocular or nasal discharge
  • Any sign of blood on your pet or in its enclosure
  • Muscle weakness, twitching
  • Changes in respiratory rate or effort
  • Witnessed or suspected injury

Bring your pocket pet in immediately if you notice any of these warning signs.

RECENT NEWS:  Dr Lipanovich featured in the Lake Oswego Review!  Click to open article.

Congratulations to Dr. Connolly on becoming a Certified Fear Free Professional. As part of our commitment to providing veterinary care in a stress free environment, Dr. Connolly recently completed a comprehensive course on Fear Free techniques and practice design. Click to read article.

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Office Hours

Monday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m.4 p.m.

Meet the Team

Meet The Team "We started Compass Veterinary Clinic with the idea that we can offer compassionate care in a Fear Free environment, at an affordable price.  Everybody at our clinic is passionate about helping every pet in our care have a comfortable and happy visit.  We honestly enjoy each pet that comes through our doors, and make every effort to help them feel safe and loved!" Read More


  • 503-850-2444
  • 3 Monroe Parkway Suite Y
  • Lake Oswego, OR  97035
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