VCA Magnolia Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Welcome to VCA Magnolia, where we provide the highest quality medical care with the patience and compassion that your pets deserve. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible health care for your pet, from preventative care such as dental cleaning and parasite control, to long-term management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and kidney disease.

VCA generously provides our veterinarians with numerous resources for continuing education and consultation with board-certified specialists in order to ensure the latest treatment options for your pets. Our veterinarians are constantly striving to refine their skills and to use the best surgical techniques and diagnostic tests available.

The staff at VCA Magnolia is gentle and considerate with your pet. We do everything we can to create a stress-free environment and to make a trip to the veterinarian a positive experience for you and for your pet.

Local Medical Issues

The Pacific Northwest is home to many infectious diseases and parasites that we�d like our clients to be aware of. If you would like any additional information about protecting your pets, we would be happy to talk with you!

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that pets and people contract when coming into contact with water contaminated by the urine of infected wildlife. Dogs most commonly contract this disease from drinking out of puddles, lakes, streams, and fountains. The early signs of this disease include fever and muscle aches, but it can quickly progress to anemia and/or kidney failure.We recommend the available vaccine against the most common serovars of Leptospirosis.

Giardia is a parasite that is contracted from ingesting the feces of infected animals or drinking from contaminated water. Most commonly, animals infected with Giardia will experience a varying severity of diarrhea. Giardia is diagnosed with a test run on a fecal sample and is easily treated. The Giardia cysts, however, may persist in the environment, so your pet will need to be bathed and his/her bedding washed to prevent re-infection. If your pet is prone to corporophagia (the eating of feces), you will need to prevent this in order to prevent re-infection.

Fleas are a frequent concern among owners in the Northwest. A large number of pets suffer from flea allergies, and fleas can also transmit tapeworms. We recommend monthly flea prevention for all pets, and will be happy to discuss the various available products. Flea collars, flea dips, and over-the-counter flea products are not recommended, as they may be toxic to your pets and to the humans in your household.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following hospitals, or an emergency hospital in your local area:

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center
20115 44th Ave W
Lynwood, WA 98036
(425)697-6106

Animal Criticial Care & Emergency
11536 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
(206)364-1660

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