VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital

Parasite Control

There are several types of intestinal parasites that infect most puppies and kittens and can commonly infect adult animals. These parasites and other organisms live inside the pet and produce eggs too small to be seen with the naked eye that pass in your pet’s feces. We use a microscope to look for these parasites in your pet’s stool. Some parasites found in dogs and cats can also infect humans, sometimes leading to serious medical conditions. Detection and prevention are the best courses of action to protect your children and family. We recommend an annual fecal test and Interceptor for a monthly dewormer. In some cases, we may need to give a different dewormer at the annual exam. The best time to test your pet for internal parasites is at the annual exam. Just bring in a small, fresh stool sample. If your pet is infected, the doctor will choose the correct medication to treat your pet.

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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 an emergency, please contact us immediately. When we are closed, you should call or go to one of the following emergency veterinary hospitals:

Dove Lewis - 503-228-7281
1945 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR 97209

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - 360-694-3007
607 NE 84th Street, Suite 109
Vancouver, WA 98665

VCA NorthWest Veterinary Specialists - 503-656-3999
16756 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015

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