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Cats & Dogs
Caring for your dog or cat through all stages of its life

Cats and Dogs

Our team is ready to care for your dog or cat through all stages of its life and for any condition, whether you just welcomed a kitten or a puppy into your home and are looking to establish regular primary care, or you were referred to us by your veterinarian for specialized care.

Primary veterinary care

Our hospital’s Community Practice team can provide all the routine, wellness, and preventative care you would expect at a veterinary office. Whether your pet is due for its yearly checkup and vaccinations or it isn’t feeling well, our Community Practice veterinarians and staff are ready to provide the best possible care.

If your pet has a more complicated illness or a health crisis, our team of hospital experts and specialists also offer advanced treatment options for conditions ranging from orthopedic injuries to heart problems, neurological issues, and cancer.

Advanced veterinary care

When your pet needs specialized care, our board-certified veterinary specialists are here to offer the best advanced treatment.  To learn more about each of our specialty services, please click on the individual services below.

  • Cardiology– When your pet is suffering from a heart complication, you need the best care. Our veterinary cardiologists can diagnose, monitor, and manage the most complex of heart conditions.
  • Emergency & Critical Care – Emergencies are impossible to predict, but when they do strike, you can be confident that our team will be ready to provide the highest levels of care for your pet, 24 hours a day.
  • Integrative Medicine – Our team has specialized training in canine rehabilitation and sports medicine, acupuncture, and Chinese therapies. (referral required)
  • Internal Medicine – Our veterinary internists specialize in diagnosing and treating a broad range of conditions affecting internal organs, including the kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine glands, and lungs.
  • Neurology – When your pet has a brain, spinal cord, or neuromuscular condition, having a skilled and experienced team like ours is critical. Our neurologists work with our other specialists and staff to provide unmatched care. (referral required)
  • Oncology – Using advanced diagnostic services, innovative treatment, and compassionate care, our oncologists and other specialists can quickly provide a diagnosis and treatment options for your pet.
  • Surgery – Our surgeons are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. We provide specialized surgery services for dogs and cats, including a full range of orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures. (referral required)
  • Theriogenology – Our team is specialized in veterinary reproductive medicine and surgery. As one of just a handful of veterinary facilities in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in the field, we are dedicated to improving dogs and cats genetics by preserving their breed standard and their overall general health.

MDR1 Genetic Testing

Did you know that certain breeds of dogs and cats have a genetic predisposition that causes adverse reactions to commonly used medications? Collies, Australian shepherds, and long-haired whippets are some of the most commonly affected breeds of dogs. Thankfully, researchers at WSU have discovered the cause and developed a test that can tell you if your pet has the MDR1 gene mutation.

Blood Bank

Every year we save the lives of more than 100 cats and dogs thanks to our on-site blood bank and the pet volunteers who donate blood. Give your dog or cat a chance to be someone’s hero.

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