Dr. Kenneth DeRemer began Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center as a house-call practice while he was building the current facility. The practice is a little, local, family-owned business located in Troutdale Oregon, just outside of Gresham. The doors to Paws & Claws opened in 1994, and the hospital has been helping pets in the region ever since. Paws & Claws specializes in helping Dogs, Cats, Exotics, Birds, Small Pets and Small Mammals. We try to provide our patients with compassionate medical care of the highest quality in a friendly, caring environment with outstanding client service.

Serviced Areas

  • Troutdale Oregon

Contact Details

  Person Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center
  City Troutdale , OR
  Zip Code 97060
  Address 26745 S.E. Stark Street
  Phone Number (503) 405-1476

Products & Services

Dental care

Regular professional cleaning is important to keeping your pet's teeth and general health. Dental disease can affect the entire body, and severe disease can cause damage to the kidneys, liver, and heart. We use contemporary and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. All teeth are thoroughly evaluated and probed for pockets. We take digital dental radiographs of any suspicious teeth. All pets that needs extractions receive local anesthetic injections for added pain control. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface for resistant to plaque buildup. We can refer pets that could benefit from advanced dental care (such as root canals) to a local veterinary dental specialist.

Veterinary patients feel ache and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We understand that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. We also know that many animals hide their pain well, making it difficult for owners to know when their pets are painful. We try to educate customers on recognizing pain in their pets and proactively treating pain if needed. We have multiple medications and treatment options available to help your pet manage acute or chronic pain issues.


Radiographs - or X-rays - help our vets evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary) , gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We are proud to provide digital radiology and digital dental radiology. Digital radiology allows us to take radiographs faster with fewer exposures, which means less stress and x-ray exposure for your pet. Our radiographs always get reviewed by a board licensed radiologist, ensuring every detail is fully evaluated. We can also easily make a copy of your pet's radiographs for you to keep at home, or bring to a specialist when needed.