Veterinary Cardiology

Your pet has captured your heart, but who’s looking out for your pet’s heart? The cardiology specialist at CRVS will make your pet’s heart health their top priority. By focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in dogs and cats, we can help your pet live a longer, healthier and more active life. In doing so, our specialist augments the cardiovascular care that your family veterinarian provides. We serve as your resource—and your family veterinarian’s resource—for more complex cases and conditions that require specialized diagnoses and care.

Columbia River VetERinary Specialists works in collaboration with Dr. Rausch and Portland Cardiology. Patients are seen at CRVS and appointments are scheduled through Dr. Rausch’s office at Portland Cardiology. Please call 503-869-1136 for a cardiology appointment.

William Rausch, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. William 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.