Dr. William Rausch, DVM,
Diplomate ACVIM Specialty of Cardiology

Dr. Rausch received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and graduated from veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin in 1999.  He then completed a one-year internship in medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City and then went on to pursue three years of specialized residency training in Small Animal Cardiology at North Carolina State University under the mentorship of three cardiologists.  He became board-certified in cardiology in 2003 and made Portland his home that same year.

Dr. Rausch has authored and co-authored papers in the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  His clinical focus is on maintaining the best possible quality of life in dogs and cats with heart disease.  In his free time he enjoys cycling, cooking and eating, and he can also be found playing in a local bluegrass band.

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I'm a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for pit bulls, vegan food and the outdoors. I grew up in a home that was always full of animals of all kinds, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Now I'm down to one spoiled-rotten pit bull, Goliath. He likes peanut butter, nylabones and digging holes on the beach.


I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the team at Portland Veterinary Cardiology and I’m so excited to meet your furry family member(s) and treat them as my own.



I have always had a soft spot in my heart for animals. I have been in the veterinary field several years and feel incredibly blessed to be able to love and care for animals every day. I have 3 amazing fur-kids who have me wrapped around their little paws: Sadie the Golen Lab Mix, Lola the Heeler/Border Collie, and Jensen the Red Heeler. We love it here in the PNW- our outdoor adventures are beautifully endless!




My career in veterinary medicine began in in 2003. At that time I was still in my home state of Connecticut where I lived, worked, and went to school until I moved to Portland in 2010. I was raised around animals and have always felt a connection to them; I feel a very similar connection to humans and plants. Oregon has been great for me, my grandfather (my mother’s father) was raised in Silverton, so perhaps I’m drawn to this place naturally. I love gardening, and many of the other things the Pacific NW has to offer. I enjoy growing both flowers, and vegetables.

In addition to growing things and being around animals, I like art (photography in particular), literature, films, cooking, thrifting, and going out with friends. My sidekick is Lulu, a two year old chihuahua-terrier mix who weighs six pounds and has a huge personality. I also have a handsome and funny cat called Blueberry. I adopted both of them after settling into Portland. Currently I am working towards a bachelor degree in sociocultural anthropology, with a special interest in medical anthropology.


Don Fritto

The newest member of our team is Don Fritto - a 1-year-old mutt who drops in occasionally whenever someone on our team is in desperate need of a hug.