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Taking Care of Horses for More Than 25 Years

Columbia Equine Hospital, founded in 1983 by Dr. Scott Hansen, is located in Gresham, Oregon. Originally started as a one doctor ambulatory practice, Dr. Hansen quickly realized that his patients could benefit from care that could not be offered in the field. The hospital now supports the ambulatory practice that has grown to three full-time veterinarians and one full-time veterinary dentist. Columbia Equine Hospital covers the geographic area of the Portland metro area and southwest Washington.

Learn More About us at Columbia Equine HospitalOur mission is to provide the finest equine care and to be partners with our horse owner clients in the medical treatment of all of our patients. We believe that educated horse owners make the best clients and we do all we can to provide education both at our hospital and on our website.

We are pleased to provide care to our horse patients in our large and state-of-the-art facility in Gresham. In addition, we also offer farm visits for many of our clients. The ambulatory practice is focused on performance horses, dentistry, preventive medicine, reproduction and general equine medicine and surgery.

The population of horses that are served by Columbia Equine Hospital are widely varied and include hunters, jumpers, western horses, gaited horses, race horses, trail horses, and all disciplines of show, pleasure, and pets. We treat all ages as well, from newborn foals all the way through seniors.


“Competent and helpful.”

“Professional and compassionate.”

“I have been using CEH for years, and I have 100% faith in them.”

“I always have a great experience with them.”

“I recommend them for all your horses medical needs.”

“We always have a good visit when we take our horses to Columbia Equine!”

“Columbia Equine has a wonderful staff of professionals & state of the art equipment.”

“They're focused on the well being of the animals more than anything else. They educate the customer and are helpful in many aspects, I recommend them all the time!”

– Marlene

“Blessed am I to have this great vet team behind me and my pony thank you Columbia Equine Hospital! You rock!”

– Lauren

“Thank you for the great addition to your already top notch staff at Columbia Equine. We love you guys!”

“Amazing vets and beautiful facility. I've had my horses under their care before and they do an awesome job! I would recommend any of my fellow horse friends to take their horses there.”

“I can not begin thank Dr. Hanson and staff for the amazing care they gave my horse...”

“My initial conversation was with Alexis, me asking a lot of questions, she providing a lot of professional answers and setting up an appointment for a farm visit later that day, to Dr. Rioux-Forker showing up on time, listening to the problems we are having with our OTTB, Leon, asking thoughtful questions, and suggesting helpful solutions, we were very happy with every interaction we had with the staff at Columbia Equine Hospital. Very helpful. Very professional. Very experienced. And reasonably priced. Thank you!”