527 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. • Portland, OR 97214
Dr. Sonja Zabel
Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist®
American College Veterinary Dermatology®
Dr. Sonja Zabel was born and raised in Germany. She discovered her passion for veterinary dermatology while attending the School of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover. After graduating in 1998, her drive for excellence and love of traveling took her to Colorado State University, where she completed a residency in veterinary dermatology and a master’s degree.
Sonja spent many years in academia as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She was on the faculty at Colorado State University until 2010 and then at the University of Georgia in Athens until 2015, where she built an otology service as she continued to grow their established dermatology service.
Sonja relocated to Portland in July 2015 with the goal of establishing a veterinary dermatologist service in a private practice setting as well as enjoying the beautiful Portland area and its surroundings. She established successful dermatology services in two area specialty clinics, prior to opening Peak to Coast, her own dermatology-focused clinic. Her special clinical interest is otology (ears), which fills a unique and important need for the region. She has established ties to general practitioner and specialty veterinarians all across the Portland Metropolitan area and loves to work with them in partnership to solve challenging and rewarding cases.
In addition to her clinical work, it is important for Sonja to continue to “pay forward” to her profession as well as her community. She enjoys volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society, and she regularly gives lectures on a variety of dermatology topics to veterinary students and colleagues locally and around the world.
When she is not working, Sonja loves to go running or hiking with her very athletic, ball-obsessed German Shepherd, Recaro. At home, she likes gardening, and on rainy days can be found trying new recipes from around the world under the close supervision of her two orange tabbies, Butter and Beans as well as Porter the gorgeous fluffy Maine Coon Cat.
SNEAK PEEK OF THE NEW CLINIC!
527 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Tuesday to Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm
One Saturday a month
Telemedicine by appointment
We are a cashless facility