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We are the cat’s MEOW!
Why cats and their people are raving about us.
We have earned Gold Standard Certification from the American Association of Feline Practitioners in their Cat Friendly Practice Program. This was awarded to us after a lengthy evaluation of our facility and services to ensure that every element of our feline patients’ needs are attended to. From the moment they are carried in the door of our cat-only receiving area to the complete and thorough examination by our feline-friendly veterinarian your cat will receive the focused and tailored care they deserve by a staff trained and dedicated to understanding and meeting all their unique needs.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that cats are given the complete healthcare that has become commonplace for their canine counterparts. Despite their growing favor as family members, cat vet visits for maintenance care still sits at less than 50% of that of dogs. Much of this discrepancy is due to the perception by loving owners that the visit is simply too traumatic and that the benefit does not outweigh the emotional cost. That is where Cat Friendly Practices come in. We strive to offer continual education for our staff and clients alike on the unique nature and needs of cats to better address their health and welfare. We utilize specific low-stress handling techniques and an understanding of feline body language, as well as appeasing pheromones, to keep vet visits calm and stress-free for your kitty.
Our Cat Advocates on staff serve as an educational resource to staff and clients, as well as being a representative for the patients in our care. They strive to continually increase the staff and client’s understanding of our feline patients and improve the quality of care received in the clinic and at home.
Schedule your kitty’s appointment today and see why we’re the cat’s meow!
High Tech Vets
What's New at Oak Hills Veterinary and Salem Cat Clinic? We are proud to announce that we now offer laser therapy to our patients. What is laser therapy? The term laser is easy to understand as:
Laser therapy helps fascilitate wound healing, provides relief from pain and inflammation and improves the function of damaged neurological tissue. The laser is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions and post-operative pain. It is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous skin problems and pain.
Laser therapy is safe, painless and fast. Treatment protocols are unique to each patient. Treatments are administered in five to ten minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after three to five treatment sessions. Laser therapy utilizes the body's own healing process by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.
The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece moved over the area needing treatment. Your pet will feel a gentle, soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets relax, much like you would when experiencing a good massage.
How often is laser therapy administered? An individual therapy plan is developed specifically for each individual based upon the results to be achieved. For an acute muscle strain, therapy might be provided every other day for three treatments, then twice a week for one week, and then as needed - often just one additional treatment. For chronic conditions such as arthritis, treatment is often begun according to a similar frequency, but may extend for a longer period of time due to the chronic nature of the condition.
Call us today to discuss how laser therapy can help your pet!
Ask us about our combination flea control, heartworm prevention and monthly dewormer in ONE convenient tablet! Trifexis is a monthly oral prescription that is safe for dogs 8 weeks of age and older and 5 pounds or greater. The product begins killing adult fleas in 30 minutes which prevents them from laying more eggs into the environment. The product can’t be washed, rubbed or shaken off. Trifexis contains the same products found in Interceptor for monthly heartworm prevention and deworming for common parasites that have zoonotic potential (these can transmit from animals to humans).
An annual exam and Heartworm test is required to prescribe this medication.
You can use your pet portal to set up free email reminders to give Trifexis or any medications.
Welcome to the Oak Hills Veterinary Clinic Website!
For new clients Click on the SERVICES link above which includes a suggested list of things to bring with you to your appointment.
There are also downloadable hospital forms under the ABOUT US section that you can fill out and send in ahead of time to help us better understand your concerns and decrease your wait time. (After clicking on the ABOUT US link scroll to the bottom of the page)
For our beloved clients and patients we have an online resource called pet portals. Here you can see what services or vaccines your pet is due for, schedule appointments, email us medication refill requests, upload pictures of your pets and find helpful articles about pet care or talk with other pet owners on the pet message boards. Give us a call 503-581-8161 and we can help set up an account. If you already have your user name and password, click the pet portal link below to get you started.
If you have any trouble with this information or don’t find the answer to your question, feel free to give us a call (503)581-8161 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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