Dr. Laird Goodman, DVM CVA

Dr. Goodman

Dr. Goodman

American Animal Hospital Association Practitioner of the Year, Pacific Northwest, 1999

Hospital Director, Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital

I have been practicing in Portland since 1983, and I’m always looking for new techniques to keep pets healthy and minimize pain. By staying open to new ideas, we have become pioneers in natural medicine and pain management.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, minors in chemistry and German, University of Minnesota, 1978
  • Accreditation in Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, 1984
  • Professional interests include geriatrics, dermatology, orthopedics and acupuncture

A widely recognized animal expert and advocate, I have dedicated my life’s work to the care of animals and have worked hard in the community to raise awareness of animals’ needs and rights. I believe my leadership has made a difference, and the experience has made me a better practitioner.

  • President, Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, 2011 to 2012
  • Member of Veterinary Advisory Board, The Merck Corporation, 2011 to 2014
  • Consultant/speaker, Zoetis, 2009 – present
  • Board member, CE Chair, American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAH-ABV), 2012 to present
  • Board member, Oregon Animal Health Foundation (OAHF), 2012 to 2013
  • Board member, Pet Partners, 2008 to 2014
  • Member, AAHA Task Force on Animal Welfare Policies & Positions, 2008 to 2012
  • Veterinary Advisory Board member, The Intervet Corporation, 2003 to 2011
  • AAHA Student Advocate, Oregon State University, 2009 to 2011
  • Advisory Board member, OHS Animal Medical Learning Center, 2005 to 2007
  • Recipient of the Jim Charlton Memorial Award, 2005
  • District Representative, Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), 2004 to 2008
  • Veterinary Advisory Board member, The Heska Corporation, 2001 to 2004
  • Honorary Advisory Board member, Oregon Humane Society
  • Oregon Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Award recipient, 1999
  • Previous monthly guest expert on Good Day Oregon and other Portland-area radio and television programs
  • Veterinary consultant and caregiver for the filming of Disney’s Homeward Bound
  • Past president, Portland Veterinary Medical Association
  • Past chair, Oregon Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Committee
  • Past chair and board member, Oregon Humane Society
  • Past member, Portland Community College Veterinary Technician Advisory Board

I am currently a member of the following organizations:

  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAH-ABV)
  • Portland Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)
  • Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)

A proponent for preventive care:

So often, the medical community tends to practice “crisis care.” It waits for something to go wrong and then tries to fix it. I believe in a preventive approach, one where we manage risk factors and avoid the “crisis” whenever possible.

A commitment to preserving the human-animal bond:

Pets are an important part of any family. I respect and understand the close bond that exists between pets and their owners. My practice isn’t just about preserving health; it’s about preserving the human-animal bond.