WELCOME TO MISCA
Minimally Invasive Specialty Center for Animals
Dr. Jason Reeder and Dr. Gretchen Kuchenmeister welcome you to MISCA, Portland’s new referral based Minimally Invasive Specialty Center for Animals. We offer a personalized, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to medicine, with an emphasis on employing the least invasive methods available for diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline patients. At MISCA, collaboration is more than a partnership between internist and surgeon; we engage the pet owner, the referring and consulting veterinarians, and all members of our client and patient care teams in the clinical process. We continually focus on the question: How can we work together and employ innovative technology to accomplish a more successful result with less morbidity for the patient? Through careful pre-procedural planning, highly coordinated teamwork and the use of interventional endoscopy and fluoroscopy, we aim to achieve both diagnosis and corrective therapy in a single procedure whenever possible and medically prudent. This integrated approach minimizes perioperative hospitalization, prevents patient pain, and decreases overall cost to the client. All of our interventional procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art specialty center on an outpatient basis or with minimal hospitalization.