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Heartworm Disease in Oregon

Did you know that 42 dogs tested positive for heartworm in Washington County last year? Our local mosquitoes are carrying this disease from pet to pet right here in Hillsboro! April is Heartworm Awareness Month and according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), the incidence of heartworm across the country is up. That’s why it’s so important […]

A Tooth Story: Jordy the Clinic Cat

You all know about Jordy our clinic cat and his cute Lion cuts. Well, the reason he was always being shaved is because he would never clean himself, and he was always getting mats. I mean, he was a mess – we never saw him grooming! So last week we had a quiet day, and […]

The Cost of Veterinary Care

The lowdown on the high cost of veterinary care You may have seen a recent post on Fox-12 News social media where they asked viewers to submit their veterinary bills to expose the variability of costs in our area. We felt it was important to address this issue with our clients because the expense of […]

Wellness Plans Are Coming!

Here at Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic, we know that you love your pets and want to give them the very best care. We also understand that with rising medical costs, it can be very difficult to fit that kind of quality care into a budget. Wellness plans are a great way to make sure both your […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Weight Loss

Just like the human epidemic, almost 50 percent of the pet population is overweight. Even a little extra girth can impact the pet’s quality of life and relationship with family because that extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the lifelong general health of your pet. There are now foods available which […]

Six steps to a safer holiday for your pet

How to Have a Pet-Safe Pawliday Season The festive winter holidays make for a spectacularly fun season for us humans. But our decorations, parties and colorful plants put our pets at risk! Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe this holiday season. If you have a cat, skip the tinsel. Cats are particularly […]

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

While your senior pet may prefer a chew toy or some catnip, the best gift you can give them is preventative veterinary care—and that starts with regular exams and blood work. The fact is that most dogs are considered seniors when they hit seven, cats around nine. Pets age much more rapidly than humans, which […]

Six Steps to Boarding Success

If you’re traveling this holiday season and plan on boarding your pet, there are several things you can do to make it a much better experience for both you and your animal companion. Make sure all vaccinations are current prior to arrival for boarding, and that you have proof of those vaccinations with you. It’s […]

Welcome Vicki, our new Practice Manager!

We are pleased to introduce Vicki, our new practice manager! Vicki began working in animal hospitals almost fifteen years ago. Her love for the veterinary field continued to grow as she finished college and worked her way up from kennel employee, to reception staff, office manager, and now to practice manager. She joined us in […]

The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

One out of every three pets will become lost at some point in their lives, but microchip implants can help reunite these lost pets with their owners. Not only are microchips effective, they’re permanent, too. Microchips are contained in small, biocompatible capsules, each smaller than a grain of rice. During a quick and virtually pain-free […]