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Phone (503) 505-7255 Address Portland, OR Email

Meet Debra Klaser
DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Debra Klaser <br />DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Dr. Klaser grew up on the west coast and earned her undergraduate degree at UC San Diego.  She then headed to the University of Georgia (go Dawgs!) where she worked as a research assistant and then graduated from veterinary school with the class of 2000.  Her next move took her to New York City, where she completed her internship and residency at the Animal Medical Center, becoming certified in small animal internal medicine in 2004.  She worked in a large referral hospital in Annapolis, MD in the years since, enjoying many of the east coast amenities.  


2019 brings her west again, and joining Sunstone feels like she is coming almost full circle.  She is looking forward to being back on the coast “where sunsets belong over the ocean”, where she is close to family and some favorite friends, and where she can be surrounded by the beautiful northwest and its people. 


She is one of the lucky few who have truly always known what she was meant to do, and is grateful to her mentors along the way, from those who gave her her first job in a veterinary clinic in 10th grade, to those who trained and helped her become the clinician she is today.  Dr. Klaser enjoys many aspects of internal medicine, particularly endocrinology and ultrasound.  She finds that the most rewarding part of her job is getting to know her patients and their families as she helps manage some complicated and multifaceted medical scenarios.


Dr. Klaser and her husband have 2 children, Sabrina and Finn, so they keep quite busy. They typically have at least one geriatric cat and a yellow Labrador living in their home.   Dr. Klaser considers the journey of parenthood to be her greatest life accomplishment, and in her spare time enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and cooking (especially over a campfire). 

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