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General Info
Planning a vacation? Are the in-laws planning a visit? Is it a celebration weekend? Don't know where the pets will go? Boarding & Grooming has boarding facilities for dogs and cats. Feel comfortable leaving your pet in our experienced hands. We will accommodate all of your pet's special needs, from its diet and medication to playtime. You can also bring your pet's favorite toy or blanket to make his or her stay more comfortable. Dogs will be walked several times daily Our staff at the Portland Animal Clinic understands how important your pet is to you. And, we know that a healthy pet can bring hours of happiness to you and your family. Our philosophy is one of a three-way relationship between the patient, the client and the staff. You and your pet are important to us. Our objective is to offer you quality veterinary service with the best possible care using the finest equipment and most up to date methods available. We believe in an in-depth approach to animal health care and work with you in preventive as well as therapeutic care of your animals. This means we make every effort to thoroughly investigate any problems your pet may have so we can correct the problem, rather than simply treat the symptoms. Dr. Paul Tulacz, DVM, has been a licensed veterinarian since 1961.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (503) 228-6556

Fax Number: (503) 228-6556

Brands
* Hill's Science Diet * Prescription Diet * Advantage * Comfortis * Interceptor; Medicated Shampoo, prescription diets, science diet, wellness
Payment method
financing available
Neighborhoods
Neighbors West-Northwest, Goose Hollow
Languages
English, Spanish
Accreditation

Portland Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine

Licensed

Categories
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinarians, Veterinary Specialty Services, Pet Services, Pet Boarding & Kennels, Kennels, Pet Grooming, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Pet Specialty Services, Veterinary Labs

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AndrewS865

03/15/2012

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I am soo exicited. After searching the

I am soo exicited. After searching the city for a good groomer, I have finally found one. I took my standard poodle here and she got the best haircut of her life. Let me say that I have met a lot of groomers and as a whole they are a very odd bunch, but not here. On my first visit, Lindsay, the only groomer at the clinic, came out to met me and my girl. We spent about 15 minutes together as I explained the haircut I wanted. Guess what, when I picked her up she looked like what I asked for. I cannot express how great this was after some of the funky haircuts my poodle has had to walk around with. As far as I am concerned this is the only groomer in town. Go here and fast. You will not find a better groomer or value for your dollar!!!!!!

HelenH478

03/12/2012

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I just brought my sick puppy into

I just brought my sick puppy into Portland Animal Clinic and I feel so much better. I spent the whole day worrying about my little girl and I finally couldn't take it. Although I did not call ahead, I found the staff very friendly, knowledgeable and accomidating. They immediately anwsered my questions and began to care for my baby. It turns out I was worrying about a lot of nothing, but the staff and Doctor did not make me feel silly. Also as a first time client I got a kit that was probabally worth about $30 at the end of my appointment. It had Advantage and a sample of Science Diet to name a few items. All in all I was very satisfied and felt my money was well spent.

ShannonM812

01/12/2012

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I love this clinic. My dog has a

I love this clinic. My dog has a complicated medical condition which Dr. Tulacz has diagnosed and managed with great care. I would not bring a pet of mine to another clinic even if they were free. Dr. Tulacz is very knowlegable and the staff really cares. I would highly recommend this clinic to others.

xiaopanda42083

11/01/2011

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Decent but not stellar service and/or knowledge

I had my pet spayed there and while the procedure was successful I found the were not immediately helpful or forthcoming with aftercare information. I had to call and ask if it was normal to see some spot bleeding in my pet's urine and they said yes but it would have been nice to have been informed a little beforehand. I was told I could speak to the Dr before the procedure was performed and he had a slight demeanor/tone of being inconvenienced by my desire to ask questions beforehand. You have to ask a lot of your own questions and probe for details, but I don't think it's unreasonable to expect certain questions to be addressed without the need to probe. At the office itself though the staff try to be friendly and accomodating, I just wish they were a little more informative at the outset.

Ba bomb789

05/03/2011

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Caring Staff

As I have just adopted my first dog and had really no idea what exactly was needed in to give my new family member proper care, I am so glad that this was the first clinic I called and eventually brought my pet to. They explained vaccines, pet food and flea products to me so I could understand. I swear I called them everyday for the first week with some pretty dumb questions ( If I do say so myself), but they alway took the time to anwser them. Also it seems to me that they only recommend services that are needed. It seemed like the staff really liked my dog. I would recemmend bringing your pet here.

Davidmoss77

04/22/2011

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Great experience

My pet was very sick and although I got the diagnosis for my pet's problem at another clinic I chose to get him treated at Portland Animal Clinic. I switched clinic's because the staff at Portland Animal Clinic took the time to fully explain what was going on with my pet. Unlike at the other clinic where they just told me I had one very expensive option. Portland Animal Clinic explained step by step what they would be doing to treat my pet. They also explained the reasons why my pet may have gotten ill and what I could expect after treatment. I also got an estimate for services so I knew what to expect cost wise. The staff also made me feel like they cared for my pet like he was one of their own pets. I could not ask for a better experience during a very trying time.

Bobmans

03/14/2011

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They saved my cat's life.

I had taken my cat to another ""chain"" clinic because he was not eating. This horrible clinic advised me to euthanize my animal. I took my cat to Dr. Tulacz for a second opinion and my cat's lived another 2 years. Although we eventually had to put my animal to sleep, thanks to Dr. Tulacz he had 2 more years of quality life. If I had listened to the other Dr. at the ""chain clinic"" I would have not had all that extra time.

ELAINE10987

11/14/2010

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I trust my pets to no one else.

I have been taking my pets to Portland Animal Clinic for over 10 years. When I call the clinic, nine out of ten times they recognize my voice and ask how my Goldie is doing. Dr. Tulacz is my docter every time and I see Carol, the main vet assistant every time I am in the clinic. This has been the standard for 10 years. This makes me feel that I am getting the best care possible because they know me and my baby girl, Goldie. From friends that have gone to other clinics, I hear sometimes the same docter is not even on staff anymore when your have a follow up visit. The other staff members are also very careing and wonderful and the clinic is not expensive. As a consumer who considers her dog a family member, I would not take her anywhere else.

gingerpdx

10/17/2009

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never seen anything like this

when I first moved here, I had a working interview with the clinic. The first thing I noticed was the standard of cleanliness was quite poor. Old building, poorly maintained and very dirty.
When I started to get involved in the work there, I learned that ""Dr."" Tulacz was very abrupt with people's pets. He was rough and lacked any kind of gentle or soothing touch.
There was not enough attention paid to patients in hospital and they were not checked in on enough. While walking by the kennels, I looked in on a small dog who had just been spayed and she was bleeding all over herself and the cage. I interrupted his appointment to inform the DR of this, but he brushed me off and told me it was inappropriate to interrupt him. The dog needed to have attention paid to the blood and cause of it. It went un-treated for over 1/2 an hour. This is absolutely unacceptable.
The boarding room is no different. Many of the dogs sit in there own feces and urine for hours. It may be due to a lack of kennel staff or perhaps it was an overly busy day, but the conditions ranked amongst cruelty conditions.
His manner to his staff was also very off. He treated his technicians poorly and in a very chauvinistic way.
I only lasted there for a few hours. I later learned of the reputation this clinic has, and my experience is certainly not the minority.
I would never take my animals to Dr. Tulacz. I wouldn't trust a thing about the facility. Research the place if you are thinking about taking your little family there. Ask to be with your pet during procedures, and ask to see the conditions of the back and kennels. They have filthy conditions to hide and I think you will find that they will decline if you request to see the treatment area.

hopewhit

10/07/2009

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Really Caring

In my experience, you have to treat people with respect to get respect. I don't know if that is what is going on here with the negative reviews, but ...I've seen some real high-strung people taking their pets to this vet (any vet, really...people get excited about their pets), and the staff and doctors deal with them the best they can. They took really good care of my cat, who finally needed to be put down at age 19. The doctor came to our house, so that my cat didn't have to suffer the car ride and being at a place with so many smells that terrified her. It was very loving and kind, to us and to our cat. Sure, they try to get you to purchase good food, and good flea killer, but not only because they would make a sale but because they believe it is the most healthful for the animals.

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