VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital

Weight Management Program

At VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital, we wish a long, happy, healthy life for you and your pets. The healthy part is our most obvious priority.

Puck at 19 pounds

You’ve had your own doctors emphasize good physical fitness. They talk about high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Believe it or not, these same health afflictions can strike your pet. The number one culprit is obesity, or just plain weighing too much.

Just like you would go to your doctor to develop a weight loss plan, we offer that same service. First we schedule an appointment with your regular veterinarian, who will rule out any hidden diseases. Usually that is done with a physical examination and blood work. Once your veterinarian has given the all clear, you will be paired up with one of our Nutrition Coaches. Your Nutrition Coach will assist you through the challenges ahead, meeting with your and your pet monthly for weigh ins and advice, while monitoring your pet’s health throughout the process.

Puck now -- just under 15 pounds!

Typically we will need 6 months to bring your dog or cat into her healthy weight range. You have the option of going month by month. or you can enroll in our 6 month treatment program. The treatment program consists of 6 visits for the price of 5, phone or email coaching check ins, plus an additional 10% off diet and exercise needs for your enrolled 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
6818 NE Fourth Plain Blvd #C
Vancouver, WA 98661
 

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