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National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This month was created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Veterinary Medical Association has joined in to stress the importance of vaccines throughout a person (and their pet’s!) lifetime. In the spirit of NIAM and because we staunchly believe in the importance of […]


One simple procedure could save your pet’s life. Nearly one in three pets will become lost during their lifetime, becoming one of the 8 million animals that enter shelters each year. Microchip implants are an incredibly simple, inexpensive and effective way to find lost pets, keeping them out of an animal shelter and back home. […]

Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween brings a number of hazards into the home. Here are a few important safety tips to ensure your pet is safe and happy on this spookiest of holidays. Festive candy containing large amounts of chocolate, peanut butter, raisins or currents are toxic to pets. Ingesting them can result in upset stomachs, heart arrhythmia, kidney […]

Bo’s Last Day

Bo Compton has been a vital part of Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic for over eight years. He has been our managing technician for the last three years, doing a great job in keeping things running smoothly during the many recent changes. Sadly, the time has come to wish him Bon Voyage as he heads off to […]