A brown dog and grey tabby cat cuddling against a white background; pine point animal hospital
A brown dog and grey tabby cat cuddling against a white background; pine point animal hospital

Introducing Pine Point Animal Hospital, a premier vet clinic in the heart of Damascus, Oregon.

Dr. Kara LaRue founded Pine Point Animal Hospital to help support the bond between people and their pets. With a focus on comprehensive veterinary care for dogs and cats, we provide a wide range of services to keep your furry family members happy and healthy! Dr. LaRue’s passion for family veterinary medicine guides our team to go above and beyond every step of the way. 

Why Choose Us

The veterinary team at Pine Point Animal Hospital is committed to providing exceptional medical services for your beloved pets. From routine check-ups to advanced diagnostics and surgical procedures, we strive to offer the highest quality care in a warm and welcoming environment. We understand the importance of the human-animal bond and treat every patient as if they were our own. When you trust Pine Point Animal Hospital with your pet’s care, you can expect comprehensive veterinary services tailored to your pet’s unique needs.

Community Focus

With our deep roots right here in Damascus, we look forward to serving the community and building lasting relationships with our furry friends and their families.

pine point animal hospital accepting new patients
pine point animal hospital accepting new patients
Serving Damascus, Oregon and Nearby Communities

Now Accepting New Patients!

Your Pine Point Animal Hospital Team

dr. kara larue; veterinarian damascus oregon
DVM | Texas A&M University
Dr. Kara LaRue graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 2011. She spent 9 years in general practice honing her medical and surgical skills before pursuing an intensive, veterinary sonography program with VDIC in 2019.

Her love for the human-animal bond has driven her back to general practice where she will use her past experiences to provide phenomenal care by integrating real-time imaging with the patient’s medical and surgical needs.

Dr. LaRue serves on the Board of Directors for the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society and was a guest speaker at their inaugural symposium. She has also taught Global FAST (AFAST, TFAST, and VETBLUE Point-of-Care) techniques as a FASTvet ultrasound proctor and collaborator.
Lead Veterinary Technician
McKenzie has been interested in veterinary medicine since high school when she completed 100 hours of volunteer time that led to her first position in the industry! Growing up right here in Damascus, Oregon, she learned to care for horses, dogs, cats, and a variety of pocket pets from a young age. This lifelong passion for animal care makes her a staunch patient advocate in her role as Pine Point Animal Hospital’s lead veterinary technician.

While attending The Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) premedical program, McKenzie completed four clinical rotations—Dove Lewis Oncology, SE Portland Animal Hospital, Columbia Equine, and The Village Vet. These hands-on experiences helped deepen her knowledge of and experience with exceptional patient care. From surgical prep and recovery to vaccines and nail trims, she’s motivated by the knowledge that this work helps animals live long and healthy lives.
veterinary technician at Pine Point Animal Hospital
Veterinary Technician
Tasha’s lifelong love for animals drives her to provide the best care possible for all of our patients! As a veterinary technician, she’s passionate about minimizing stress and creating positive experiences for each pet that comes through our doors (especially if they’re here for something really scary, like a nail trim!).

As a Radiology Safety Certified technician, Tasha assists with advanced diagnostics, including radiographic and ultrasound imaging. A self-motivated and resourceful team member, she is inspired to continue learning and aspires to be a Certified Veterinary Technician in the future.

Though she loves all animals, Tasha has a special place in her heart for bully breeds and mixes! She treats every patient with the love and respect that she shows to her own pup.
veterinary assistant at pine point animal hospital in damascus oregon
Veterinary Assistant
For Alexandria, the best part of the job is making someone’s day better. Whether she’s supporting our customer service representatives, educating clients, or assisting the medical teams, she brings curiosity, professionalism, and cooperation to the task. In her role as a veterinary assistant, Alexandria provides hands-on care for Pine Point Animal Hospital’s patients. There’s nothing she loves more than seeing happy, healthy pets go home with their people.

In addition to 15+ years of experience caring for animals large and small, Alexandria holds a BS in Natural Resources. During her undergraduate studies, she focused on fish and wildlife classes. With her general love of learning and curious nature, she’s eager to expand her knowledge of caring for animals.
Pine Point Animal Hospital CSR Makenna Terry headshot
Customer Service Rep
In her role as a customer service representative, Makenna is one of the first faces you’ll see at Pine Point Animal Hospital! Her previous career in the medical field and caring nature have prepared her to support PPAH’s clients and patients from the moment they walk through the door. Whether she’s coordinating appointments, welcoming patients, or assisting in other ways, Makenna makes sure your pets are treated like family! Makenna’s passion for veterinary medicine started with FFA in high school. In addition to caring for and showing livestock, she has ample experience working with horses and livestock on local farms.
jennifer smith csr headshot; pine point animal hospital
Customer Service Rep
With over 25 years of customer service experience, Jennifer is a certified people person who loves bringing sunshine and positivity to her work at PPAH! She strives to make each visit a great experience for our clients and their pets. Her goal is to create a comfortable, welcoming environment from the minute you walk through the door. When she’s not in the clinic, Jennifer is an avid outdoor enthusiast! You can find her enjoying all of the PNW’s natural beauty camping, floating, and taking nature walks.

Showing compassion and empathy to all creatures big and small.

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Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday

Open from 8am – 5pm

Holidays/Weekends – Closed

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