Robert T. Franklin, DVM (Internal Medicine Specialty)

Dr. Franklin has been involved with the OVMA on animal welfare issues and has been instrumental in getting legislation passed, like the mandatory reporting of animal abuse by veterinarians and veterinary technicians. He continues to be an advocate for the Delta Society promoting the health benefits of animals to human health. He is a diehard baseball fan and lives and breathes with the New York Mets. One of his goals is to visit every Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S. He was a swimmer at Washington State University, along with a university Senator.

1988 – Present Specialty practice in Veterinary Internal Medicine
1988 – 1992 Chief of Staff at Dove Lewis Memorial Emergency Veterinary Hospital
1988 Board Certification in Small Animal Veterinary Internal Medicine, Diplomate ACVIM
1986 – 1988 Small Animal Practice, Marina Del Rey, CA
1984 – 1986 Assistant Professor – Western College of Veterinary Medicine – Saskatchewan, Canada
1982 – 1984 Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, University of Missouri
1980 – 1982 Private Practice Monrovia, CA
1979 – 1980 Small Animal Internship at Animal Med Center, NY, NY
1979 Graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University

Boards & Activities

2009 – 2011 AAHA Committee for Canine Vaccine Guidelines
2010 – Present Chair for Committee for the OVMA for
Establishing Hospice Guidelines for the State of Oregon
1998 – 2007
Delta Society Board of Directors
2003 – 2005 Chairperson of Delta Society
1992 – 1995 Portland Veterinary Med Association
1993 – 1994 President PVMA
1995 – 1999 Oregon Veterinary Medical Association Board
1997 – 1998 President OVMA
1989 – 1995 Oregon Humane Society Board of Directors


2013 OVMA Meritorious Service Award
2012 Distinguished Veterinary Alumus Award for Excellence in Practice
2003 OVMA Animal Welfare Award
1995 Outstanding Service Award AAHA NW Region

Dr. Franklin is among one of the most experienced, kind and loving doctors we have had the pleasure to have. He has taken care of both our dogs with love and compassion. The front staff, Ellie, Becky and Darcy, can’t say enough about these ladies. They are kind, caring and loving toward the clients that come in the door. If you need a specialty vet who will take care of your fur children with love OVSH is the only place I would recommend. 5 stars. J.S.