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VCA Salem Animal Hospital

4053 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR, 97302

Hospital Phone Number 503-581-1438
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    Open 24 hours

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

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

Completely renovated in 2001, VCA Salem Animal Hospital is a state-of-the-art, award-winning facility.

Almost everything in our hospital will be a pleasant surprise to you and your pet. You will drive through beautifully landscaped grounds to a covered portico so you can take your pet from the car into the medical center without getting rained on.

Walking through the front doors you enter a soft, gentle spa-like environment with muted colors, cathedral ceilings, designer chandeliers, soothing classical music, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and gourmet chocolate chip cookies still warm from the oven. Your children can watch a family movie on flat-screened monitors in a special, secure play area while you surf the net during your pet's appointment.

You and your pet will be greeted by staff members who are chosen for their love of both pets and their owners. Compassion is the most important ingredient to great health care. To guarantee that your pet...

Emergency

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Free First Exam

Sign up for a free pet health exam. The team looks forward to meeting you soon.

Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.
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Never miss a treatment – because VCA delivers.

Animals Seen

Cats, Dogs, Exotics, Pocket Pets, Rabbits

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To schedule your pet’s visit with our hospital, select Request an Appointment below. In the event of a pet medical crisis, no appointment is needed. Simply select Emergency below to view emergency information.

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

Formerly known as Pet Medical Center, the veterinary hospital located at 4053 Commercial St. SE has changed its name to VCA Salem Animal Hospital and is under new ownership. The caring professional staff strives to offer the latest technology, and every convenience imaginable. Our aim is to provide your pet with care and compassion second to none!

VCA Salem Animal Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association therefore...

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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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