Dr. Kenneth DeRemer

Dr. Kenneth DeRemer, DVMI was born and raised in New Jersey, and moved to the west coast (California) for my graduate studies. I graduated from veterinary school in 1983 from the University of California at Davis. I moved to the Portland area shortly after graduation. I started my first clinic, Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center, as a house-call practice while its current facility was being finished. The doors to Paws and Claws opened in 1994. In 2008 I purchased Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic in North Portland. I now split my time between both practices, working Mondays at Paws & Claws, and working the rest of the week here at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic. My wife and I have 3 children: KC, Ben, and Wyatt.Currently I have 1 dog, 2 cats, and a parrot. In my free time (which seems rare) I enjoy fishing and crafting home-brewed beer.

Dr. Julie Kittams

I was raised in Southeast Alaska and graduated from Oregon State University in 1997 and have worked in emergency, shelter and general small animal practices in Oregon, Washington and New Mexico. I have volunteered my veterinary services in Thailand, Outback Australia, Dominican Republic, American Indian reservations and have traveled to over 20 countries. I began working at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic in 2008. I am active in the veterinary community, the most recent being President of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association. In my spare time I love to sea kayak, taking my collapsing boat to distant destinations and my fiberglass boat to local points. I participate as a Trail Veterinarian for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, 1100 miles across outback Alaska. I also love to garden and create projects in my little home in NE Portland which I share with her best friend of 17 years, Tyne.

Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT)

Amanda B.

Amanda.jpgI have been with Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic since 2009. That same year, I graduated from a veterinary assisting program with a 4.0 GPA. I am working toward the goal of becoming a certified veterinary technician. I am owned by my cat "Reggie", my boxer "Marley", and my chihuahua named "Bella".


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I have loved reptiles and amphibians all of my life. As a child, growing up in Portland Oregon, I would spend a lot of time looking for snakes, frogs, salamanders, lizards and turtles. My love for animals grew over my years, leading me to become a certified veterinary technician. I love working with all types of animals, and have been doing it professionally for over 20 years. In my not so free time, I enjoy the outdoors, fishing and volunteering.





Kellee R.


I was born and raised in St Helens, OR. I started working at Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic in October of 2008. I have attained a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science, and another bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Currently, I am the office manager, but I can work in many aspects of the clinic. I'm also a certified veterinary technician (CVT), but I truly love working reception and making a connection with all of our fabulous clients. In my free time I like to attend Native American Sweat-lodges, and have a passion for windsurfing. I have one big fluffy ball of joy named Jack, who you will often find walking around Peninsula.


Karen C.

I was born in Peoria, Illinois, but I consider Portland as my home. I have a great husband and two wonderful sons. My pets include my best buddy Murphy, a Schnauzer, and Lilly, my crazy calico kitty. Although I am fairly new to the veterinary community, I absolutely love my fun and exciting job at Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic.


Assistant Veterinary Technicians


Kendall S.

Kendall.jpg As a recent graduate from Carrington College, I am very grateful to start my career at Peninsula Dog and cat Clinic. I have always enjoyed working with animals, and now I have the opportunity to do it on a regular basis. It makes me happy at the end of the day knowing that at Peninsula we truly care for the animals we see, and we provide compassionate care for every pet. In the future I am hoping to become a certified veterinary technician so I can continue to improve my technical skills to help animals.

James H.

Shortly after Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic opened, I was hired on as a receptionist and an assistant. I have been working with Dr. DeRemer since the spring of 2007, and now also work at his other practice in Troutdale. Currently I have three cats; Doom, Danger and Ayame. I have had other pets in the past; dogs, sugar gliders, fish, mice and a turtle. In my spare time I like to play guitar, brew homemade beer and play disc golf.



Wade L.

My name is Wade and I am the maintenance manager and kennel assistant here at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic. My job entails doing a lot of the dirty work such as cleaning kennels and picking up after surgeries. I take great pride in keeping the clinic clean. I also assist our doctors and technicians during treatments. My favorite animal is the kangaroo.




Jill S.


 I grew up in San Jose, California, but moved to Forest Grove, Oregon to attend Pacific University. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology, I went back to school to learn Veterinary Assisting. I am so excited to be part of the excellent team here at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic, and I hope to continue in the veterinary field for a long time. In my spare time I like to read, do crossword puzzles, and take my chihuahua mix, Basil, for runs.







Clinic Hours

Mon 7:30am to 6:00pm
Tue 7:30am to 6:00pm
Wed 7:30am to 6:00pm
Thu 7:30am to 6:00pm
Fri 7:30am to 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sun Closed

Veterinary Topics

Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic

5313 N. Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-419-4230
Fax: 503-285-7691
Dr. Ken DeRemer