Dr. Dawn Balcom, DVM
Dawn grew up in Los Angeles and had various pets throughout her childhood, including a dog, rabbits, fish, and parakeets. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley and UCLA, and it wasn’t until a few years later that she finally found her true calling in animal welfare and veterinary medicine. She graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and she loved it so much in Oregon that she decided to start her career in Portland. She truly values the significance of the human-animal bond, and sincerely enjoys working with clients and their furry family members to find solutions together to healthy pets and happy people.
Dawn lives with her husband, Jon, their lhasa apso, Chillie, their pitbull mix, Sagan, and their two cats, Sundance and Puumba. In her free time, she loves to go camping, hiking, snowboarding, and playing board games.