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9660 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HwyBeaverton, OR 97005
I brought my senior indoor-outdoor cat here when he had a shoulder bite and an throat abcess. Wonderful vet; my cat is shy and a bit flighty, but he…
9339 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HwyBeaverton, OR 97005
From Business: Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital provides specialized Veterinary care for clients in the Beaverton & Portland, OR area. Serving the community since 1979, Dr. …
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I brought my senior indoor-outdoor cat here when he had a shoulder bite and an throat abcess. Wonderful vet; my cat is shy and a bit flighty, but he was surprisingly calm and the vet's gentleness and patience made a huge difference! The tech is also really kind and friendly, patient with my panic over my cat's injury.I like that I get a choice about level of care (how much do I want the vet to look at, and do I want five-star platinum, all-the-tests, etc., just fix the problem as inexpensively as possible, or the middle route)...and I can change my choice depending on the findings. We avoided surgery because the office procedure went fine and home recovery was as expected. I also like the option of being with the cat during examination, it helps us both feel better.And I love, love, love that it's an all-cat clinic.
A special thank you to Joni our groomer at MVH!! We had a great day today at the "Spa"! We are so much more comfortable in this heat and look fabulous! Thank you from Beemer and Porsche...
Awesome service to our little Mishka! Blood test and great advise from our vet. We'll def be coming back!
I bring both my very old cats here and love them. Dr. Vokel and his staff really seem to care about cats. One of my old cats has developed the very bad habit of wanting to pee where she shouldn't. I was so frustrated I wanted to put her to sleep (I know it sounds mean but she's nearly 17 and has had a good life) He was very uncomfortable and wouldn't do that to a cat that is otherwise healthy because he actually cares. I know of other vets who have done that. He has been very helpful in offering other solutions and prices are very reasonable. Other vets I've been to seem burnt out or are all about jacking up the prices of pet health care similar to human healthcare and I just don't agree with that. He is very gentle with the cats and they are instantly soothed. They're so great I drive all the way from Clackamas to take my cats here.
murreyhill has the best vets and kindest vet techs and office staff, they have helped my little dog out several times, he loves going to the vets. we also groom him there and board him. allround a great place for pets.
this is the best service and care you can find in Oregon.Dr.Erdman is the best.you will find that not only your pet is in the best care,you will be treated like your family.she is very Honest,she will bend over backwards for you,and will go the extra mile when needed.you can count on her and all staff members.and when you need her she will be there for you,and your pet.this is a very 1st class clinic,the minute you walk in you will get the best service,and always a smile.someone recommended her to me,and word of mouth is the best advertising,of a happy customer.and i m here to pass on to anyone,my experience with Dr.Erdman and staff was the best.i am 60 years old,and will never go to another Vet.if you want the best then give her a call.my name is Steven B. dogs name Shasta..thank-you Dr.Erdman and Staff for everything.you are the best
Dr Stride is the BEST veterinarian...he cares about pets and people and he has a vast knowledge of animal medicine...His retirement has left a huge hole in the vet community, one that will not be filled until and unless animal doctors discover that pet owners are not rich, we are broken when we have to put down our loved one because we don't have enough money to pay for the extravagant charges, and that we look to our animal doc as importantly as we do our own. Dr. Stride knew this and worked with animal parents so our pets got the best care instead of a needle. Ive had to put down 2 most loved pets because I didn't have the $4000 required to treat their differing needs. Dr. Stride treated my dog for $500 instead of $2000 and he got it in one check at the time of service, instead of losing patients to euthanasia and losing clients to over priced care and failure to care for the whole family .We miss Him terribly, but know that he devoted most of his life to caring for animals and he deserves to have a vacation..thank you Dr Stride, we miss you......
There have been many times that I haven't been able to schedule an appointment and have to bring one of my dogs in to wait to see someone after I get off work - this has never taken more than maybe 5-10 minute wait at the end of the day.
It's been two weeks since we said good bye to our Annabelle. We miss her but we are doing ok. Thank you all again for everything you did for us!
Our pup turned 11 years old this past week and has been with Murrayhill since he was 8 weeks old. Healthy and happy thanks to your wonderful care and lots of love from MVH.. And yes, Joni is his groomer.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.