About VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital
We are dedicated to preventing and slowing disease progression utilizing the most current techniques and protocols available. Our medical team is committed to providing you and your furry friend the level of care that will help maintain the utmost quality of life from infancy all the way to the geriatric years. Our goal is to help your pet be a happy and healthy member of your family for as long as possible. It is important to us to always treat our patients (and their owners) the same as we would want to be treated.
VCA Bellevue is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Only the top 15% of vererinary practices belong to this group. Becuase of this we are held to the highest standard of veterinary excellence and must pass a detailed inspection to keep this accreditation. What this means for your pet is that we practice the best possible medicine to give them the best care available.
Local Medical Issues
Because of where we live and play there are many medical issues that can impact your pet's health. Heartworm diease, which can affect both cats and dogs is becoming an increasing threat in this region. Heartworms are exactly that, worms that multiply in your pet's heart. They are transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region. Since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, this poses a year-round risk. The same is said for for fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites. This is why we recommend your pet receive monthy parasite prevention all year round. Contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are also a year-round issue in this climate and many pets suffer from them. The signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, "scaly" skin and runny eyes. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms they should be evaluated by a veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment.