Events & Classes


Rose City Veterinary Hospital offers free classes on pet care, open to the public. Each class is taught by a Portland veterinary community professional with a special focus in their respective class topic. Courses are posted below as they become available. Register promptly as seating is limited to 25 per class.

Pet Care Classes Location:
Rose City Veterinary Hospital
809 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202


INSTRUCTOR: Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline)
DATE: Tuesday, March 3rd, at 7pm
TO REGISTER: Fill out and submit our online submission form.


Aside from the hard-to-ignore stink of our pets’ bad breath, we sometimes forget that our canine and feline companions need dental care just as much as we do. To learn more about how to optimally care for your pet’s teeth, join us for an informative talk given by Becky Smith, CVT, VTS, who performs many of the dental cleanings at Rose City Veterinary Hospital.


Becky, Rose City Veterinary Hospital’s Technician Supervisor, is a Certified Veterinary Technician with an advanced specialty certification in Clinical Practice. She began working at Rose City part-time in 2002 and full-time in 2004. Becky worked in emergency and critical care for thirteen years prior to joining Rose City Vet. She has a special interest in dental cleanings, preventative oral health, and anesthesia. Becky is a member of the North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA) and the Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistants Association (OVTAA). She shares her home with Eva, a Chinese Crested, Freya, a Chihuahua, and two cats; Gimli and Wilma.


Basic Care for Dogs: Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm [Registration opens April 20th]
Basic Care for Cats: Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm [Registration opens April 20th]

Previous Classes Offered:

  • Pet First Aid & Emergency Care, taught by Megan Brashear, CVT,VTS (Emergency & Critical Care) - Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital Education Manager
  • So Happy Together: Bonding with Your Pet, taught by Jenn Fiendish, CVT,VTS (Behavior) - Animal Behavior Clinic Technician


Rose City Veterinary Hospital offers Dog Training Classes. Our instructor Mary Majchrowski, CPDT-KA is the owner of Bravo Dog Training and has been training dogs and their owners for 15 years.

Puppy Preschool classes are one hour long and meet for 5 weeks. Enrollment in our Puppy Preschool is $140. - Next session begins Tuesday, March 10th 2015 7:00pm

Basic Obedience Classes are currently conducted on Tuesday evenings from 8:15pm - 9:15pm and meet for 6 weeks. Enrollment in the Basic Obedience Class is $165. - Next session begins Tuesday, March 10th 2015 8:15pm

Visit our Dog Training Classes page for more information. To register, complete Bravo Dog’s Online Registration Form, or inquire in person at Rose City Veterinary Hospital. You can also register or seek further information by calling us at 503-232-3105, or calling Bravo Dog Training at 503-686-5890

For any questions about any of our classes, please feel free to contact us.