University Place Veterinary Hospital
Where family pets find loving care
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding with our team! Like most veterinary hospitals, we are booking farther out than normal while also trying to maintain the quality of care that our staff, clients & pets deserve. We know this is not ideal and want to address the questions and concerns surrounding the busyness of the veterinary industry.
- The pet-to-vet ratio was (and continues to be) significantly unbalanced, which hinders the ability to source, recruit and hire newly graduated veterinarians.
- The demand for veterinary services increased significantly due to the explosion of pet adoptions (+200%) in the past few years. Sadly, only about 1,500 veterinarians are graduating each year in the United States. This leaves us incredibly short-handed as an industry across the nation.
- Our team has implemented many new features to improve the client experience.
October is Animal Safety & Protection Month. This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet. Check out the below safety tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all animals up-to-date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. Place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over-the-counter medications.
Happy with your service? Take advantage of our referral program! It's super easy:1) Refer a friend 2) You get $10 off your next service 3) They get $10 off their service 4) Repeat
*May not be used with other offers. Restrictions may apply
- Puppy and Kitten CareDo you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to University Place Veterinary Hospital – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you
- Dental CareDespite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease.
- Parasite Prevention and ControlThere was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in
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Our Clients Love Us!
Dr. Paulette is amazing. She is great with my pets and explains treatment plans with ease. They are super friendly here. Highly recommend!Christina Eschenfelder
We came here just a few days for our annual visit before our pup was attacked at the dog park, and on all accounts they have been absolutely wonderful. Cairo needed stitches and as a pet owner that had never experienced something like that, I was really freaked out when we called, but the woman on the phone was so calm and friendly and absolutely made me feel better about the situation. They got him in as soon as they could and gave him great care, making sure to even call us the next day to see how his first night went. As for the price, I even feel like that was really not bad. For an emergency to be put under, stitches, meds, a cone, and a follow up appointment to have them removed, was just over $300. We won't be taking our fur babies anywhere else!!Bunny Ann