Irvington Veterinary Clinic

The Best Of East And West

Irvington Veterinary Clinic is a small, family owned business located in the Irvington neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Oregon. We specialize in integrative medicine, offering both Eastern and Western medicine specifically tailored to each pet's unique lifestyle and needs.


Dr. Rachel Austin, DVM, CVA

Medical Director/ Practice Owner

I have been practicing veterinary medicine since 2002, when I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. My career is comprised of experience with a corporation as medical director of a five-doctor practice, medical director of an all-cat practice, and experience as an associate in private practices in SE Portland and Lake Oswego. In 2006 I began studying and training in alternative therapies including acupuncture and Chinese herbs. My passion in medicine is to offer an integrative approach to health and wellness that incorporates both Eastern and Western modalities. I love Portland's food, culture, parks, neighborhoods, farmers markets and people! When I am not working I enjoy biking, hiking, sewing, cooking, and hanging out with my husband, daughter, dogs and cats.


Dr. Stephanie Hintz, DVM, CVA

Associate Veterinarian

I was a veterinarian in Eugene for fifteen years before moving to Portland and joining the Irvington team. After attending the University of Wyoming as an English major, I then got my veterinary degree at Colorado State University.  I have always enjoyed geriatric medicine and love combining Western medicine with acupuncture and herbs to provide the best for my patients. I also have a special interest in behavior, especially puppy and kitten training.  My childhood dream was to be a veterinarian and I couldn't be happier with my choice!  Most of my free time is spent drawing, playing or running around with my two young children, but I do occasionally find time to go to yoga, ride my bike or work in my giant vegetable garden.



Dr. Kelly Creech, DVM, CVA

Associate Veterinarian

I grew up in Annapolis, Maryland with a menagerie of dogs, ducks, guinea pigs and ferrets. Following my dream to work with the animal community, I received a degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University and then earned my Doctorate from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. I have spent the last ten years working in Lake Oswego and am super excited to join the Irvington team! With professional interests in preventative and geriatric medicine, my goal is to provide the best long-term care and quality of life for my patients. I embrace both Eastern and Western treatment modalities to provide a full spectrum of care to patients and their families. I reside in SE Portland with my husband, our two young children, our border collie mix and our two cats. I am an avid backpacker, and enjoy exploring the NW, gardening and cooking.