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 for going over 4 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!



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.