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Our Hospital

In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Located in Vancouver, Washington, our veterinarians, technicians and support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best preventive and healing care.

Hospital Overview

VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital is located conveniently in Vancouver, Washington, directly across the I-205 Bridge from Portland, Oregon. Our AAHA-accredited facility caters towards helping dogs, cats, avian and exotics live long, healthy and happy lives. We strive to deliver the best care for pets and the best experience for their people. Our veterinarians are here to help educate pet owners and create personalized heath care for your individual pet.

VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Because the process is rigorous and time-consuming, fewer than 15-percent of all animal hospitals earn this accreditation. We have chosen to have our hospital evaluated on hundreds of standards of veterinary excellence and undergo a comprehensive review by veterinary experts every three years. By maintaining our AAHA accreditation, you can be confident that keeping your pets healthy and delivering excellent care is our number one priority! 

Our staff at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital are all Fear Free© trained. We are big believers in using techniques to help lessen the fear, anxiety and stress that some animals exhibit when visiting the veterinary office. We strive to make visits enjoyable for pets, and their people.

 

Local Medical Issues

In the Pacific Northwest, there are two major health issues concerning our pets.

The first health issue is internal and external parasites. Many intestinal parasites are spread through fecal/oral contamination, and can cause a variety of health concerns like diarrhea or anemia. Through routine fecal testing we have found that 1 in 5, or 20%, of seemingly healthy pets have intestinal parasites.

The most common parasite we've seen is Giardia, a zoonotic (able to be passed to humans) parasite spread through water sources and oral/fecal contamination. With so many of our family pets spending time at local lakes, this can be a big problem. The only way to know for sure that your pet is parasite free is to bring us a fecal sample to be analyzed at our laboratory.

The second health issue specially affects dogs and humans. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease found in wildlife and livestock that can cause flu-like symptoms as well as kidney or liver disease. This contagious disease is passed via the infected animals urine into water sources, where it can survive for long periods of time. Thankfully, a vaccine is available that helps to protect dogs from this potentially fatal disease.

Last but most common, many pets can be infested with fleas that can cause them to itch, develop skin infections, or become anemic. We recommend pets be on a parasite and flea preventative to keep pests away from you, your family, and your pet.

Our veterinarians are here to help educate pet owners. We will work with you to develop personalized disease prevention protocol, customized and catered to each individual pet.


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