We are proud to announce the 2016 partnership between VCA Animal Hospitals and the Portland Thorns Women’s Soccer Team. Please join us in celebrating this excellent local women’s soccer team and an exciting 2016 season.
This season VCA clients and Thorns fans can all participate in a “Show Your Pets #ThornsVCAPets” contest and have the chance to win a VCA CareClub membership plus a Thorns Ultimate Experience. All you have to do is share a photo of your furry friend wearing either VCA or Thorns gear on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag the post with #ThornsVCAPets. All photo entries must be posted by June 20th and include #ThornsVCAPets in order to be considered.
For more details please like us on Facebook and watch for upcoming contest and Thorns Partnership posts please visit www.ThornsVCA.com for more information.
At VCA West Linn Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your dog and/or cat. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet(s) all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.
In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and may require your attention over the entire year. For example, heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs, is a year-round risk. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes and the winter temperatures do not drop low enough to kill the eggs and larva which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. Likewise, the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites is a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what many expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and scaly skin.