Hillsboro, Oregon Pet News

Fall Spay and Neuter Promotion: We’ve Got the Fix, For Less!

Got a new puppy or kitten in the family? Then it’s time to talk spay and neuter! In addition to preventing the birth of unwanted litters, spaying or neutering can also protect against some serious future health issues and may reduce behavior problems associated with mating. Contrary to myth, altering an animal does not decrease […]

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Welcome Vicki, our new Practice Manager!

We are pleased to introduce Vicki Timpe, 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 […]

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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 […]

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Preventing Flea and Tick Infestations as Spring Approaches

Fleas and ticks love warmer weather, so they come out in droves in the spring and summer. Don’t dismiss the problems these pests cause when they infest your pets: Fleas can cause anemia and trigger allergies, and one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous diseases. Prevention medications are the best way to keep fleas and […]

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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 […]

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Microchipping

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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