A native Oregonian, Dr. Yvonne Wikander obtained her DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 1989. Prior to veterinary school, she received her undergraduate degrees from OSU, as well as two Bachelor degrees in – Zoology and Science - and a Minor in Spanish. To receive her minor in Spanish, she attended a language school in Morelia, Mexico for 6 months in 1982.
In 1998 she purchased Pampered Pet Clinic, later renamed Cornell Road Veterinary Hospital, in Hillsboro, Oregon and worked as a solo practitioner for 12 years.
In June 2010, she merged her practice with Frontier Veterinary Hospital and practiced there until joining Pacific Veterinary Hospital in October 2011.
She moved to Manhattan, Kansas in 2016 to accept a Clinical Pathology position at Kansas State University in pursuit of board certification, and a Master’s in Biomedical Science. Her Master’s project was studying Cytauxzoon felis, a blood parasites of cats.
Dr. Wikander has a variety of special interests including dentistry, preventative and geriatric medicine, anesthesia, laser surgery, ultrasound, and nutrition – specifically weight loss & control.
Dr. Wikander brings over 30 years of broad clinical experience to our practice. She has provided medical care for many species during her career as a solo practitioner, a relief veterinarian, an emergency clinician, and an associate veterinarian - cats, dogs, pocket pets, goats, cattle, monkeys, reptiles, birds, and fish. Her volunteer efforts include 2 months in Guatemala working on a Yellow-naped Amazon field research project through UC-Davis, a 10-day trek to Nicaragua as a veterinary student coach through Oregon State University, and several years as a parent/guardian committee member in the Indian Education program in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Dr. Wikander lives in Portland and spends her free time enjoying the great outdoors with her family, experiencing all that the beautiful Pacific NW has to offer.