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VCA Lacey Animal Hospital

4242 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA, 98503

Hospital Phone Number 360-491-3960
  • Closed

  • Mon-Fri:

    7:30 am - 5:30 pm

  • Sat-Sun:

    Closed

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Your Local Lacey Veterinarians

We are located in the heart of Lacey and proud to serve our local community, including our dedicated veterans. Our hospital has a long history starting in 1956. Dr. Doherty has been at the helm for 32 years. We are also lucky to have Dr. Bower working for us, a North Thurston graduate who has been a veterinarian since 2000. She has been keeping pets healthy and happy here since 2014. Together, Drs. Doherty and Bower make it their daily goal to ensure that your beloved furry family members receive the best care in the south sound.

Our experienced staff is also top of the line. Some of these team members have been with us for more than twenty years. It’s safe to say we know how to make sure you and your pets are treated with compassion and professionalism every time you walk through the door. Patient and client care is our top priority! We strive to be the best we can be for your pets and your family. It is our goal to build your...

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, vaccines if needed, and discussion of any questions or concerns you have. Dr. Doherty or Dr. Bower will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to VCA Animal Hospital for service.

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's...

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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