Due to a shortage of ER clinicians, we at BVSEC are further modifying our hours of operation. Effective May 1st, 2021, BVSEC’s new hours of operation will be Monday - Friday: 2 pm to midnight, and Saturday - Sunday: 8 am to midnight

Shalet Abraham

DVM, Medical Director

When Dr. Shalet Abraham was seven-years-old she made a proclamation; she was going to be a veterinarian. And, clearly, she achieved that goal. She attended the University of California, Irvine (go Anteaters!) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1993.
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Gordon Bunting


Dr Bunting graduated from the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He moved to moved to Bend in 2002, taking a job at the small animal emergency hospital and enjoying the outdoors of Bend. The best paths in life aren’t straight so after getting a start on a family with 2 girls, he worked in all areas of veterinary medicine from small animal day practice to mobile equine services before returning full time to the Animal Emergency Center of Bend.
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Morgan Helfrich


Dr. Morgan Helfrich received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from University of Illinois in 2017. After completing her degree, she stayed on at U of I to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After finishing her internship, Dr. Helfrich moved west to join our team as a full-time emergency veterinarian. Dr. Helfrich is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, critical care, and providing compassionate veterinary care.
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Bend Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center


1245 SE 3rd St. Suite C-3 Bend, OR 97702

Clinic Hours

Cardiology Hours: By Appointment Only Emergency Hours: Monday - Friday: 2 PM - Midnight Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM - Midnight