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Valley Veterinary Hospital and Cascade East Animal Clinic
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COVID-19 Updates: as of May 2021
At Valley Veterinary Hospital and Cascade East Animal Clinic, we are committed to providing a safe environment for you, your pet, and our team members during the COVID-19(coronavirus) pandemic.
There is currently no evidence that pets become sick from COVID-19, nor that they can transmit it to other animals.
We have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures at our hospitals.
We ask our clients to follow these guidelines:
1. We are currently using curbside check-in service until further notice. When you arrive, you will see a phone number and parking spot number to call in (please NO texts) to notify us you have arrived. (Please be patient, our 3 receptionists are working as efficiently as possible to answer phones and assist other clients.)
2. We have limited lobby capacity of 4 people to maintain social distancing. We attempt to give priority to clients who have circumstances that necessitate lobby use. We ask that you please wait for a staff member to invite you in to the lobby and wear a mask inside our building.
3. We currently are unable to allow owners in exam rooms with their pets.
4. If you are sick, have a fever or a cough, please communicate with us by phone, and kindly do not enter our facility. We can discuss options for getting your pet seen.
Thank you for your patience during this time; we are doing our best to promote a safe environment for our clients and staff. We want to provide the best patient care possible and make your experience here as comfortable as possible. We look forward to being able to ease these guidelines when it is deemed safe to do so.
Acute care-We offer care for your horse in case of colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems. We provide indoor and outdoor hospitalization, including intravenous fluids. Our in-house laboratory provides rapid CBC, serum chemistry, and fecal flotation (by centrifugation) results. Outside laboratory results are obtained within 24 hours. Emergency care for our regular clients is provided on a 24 hour basis.
Dentistry-We offer comprehensive modern dentistry for equines of all sizes. Please see our dentistry page.
Reproduction- We offer full mare reproductive examinations, including speculum exam, palpation, ultrasonography, uterine culture, and biopsy. We are experienced in artificial insemination with shipped cooled and frozen semen. We prefer to do most of this work in our hospital, where we have a clean, safe, indoor facility with stocks. We can also board your mare (and foal) until the breeding process is complete. We offer limited stallion care services, including collection and shipping.
Pre-purchase examinations- An extensive physical examination and lameness evaluation is offered by us prior to purchasing a horse. The information gathered by the veterinarian is used by the prospective buyer and/or agent to determine whether the horse will be servicable for it's intended use. The exam often includes laboratory testing/drug screening, radiographs, ultrasonography, and reproductive and dental examinations. We use a customized form to record results for the potential buyer to review. We prefer to do these exams at our hospital so that we can utilize both indoor and outdoor examination facilities, including round-pen and asphalt jogging surface.
Geriatric care- Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.
Lameness examination- Evaluate the locomotion of your horse. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. Radiography, ultrasound, and laboratory tests help us to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.
Surgery-Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration (including cryptorchids), biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.
Ultrasonography-uses sound waves to evaluate soft tissues like tendons and ligaments, reproductive organs, lumps, and tumors. It is painless and non-invasive.
Radiography-uses x-rays to visualize bone for abnormalities including arthritic changes, fractures, ocd, bone cysts and bone infection.
Endoscopy-utilizes a fiber optic device for evaluating the upper airway of the horse, including the larynx, sinuses and guttural pouches. The trachea and upper esophagus can also be examined with this flexible device. Useful in prepurchase examinations, pneumonias, or reactive airway disease.
Shock wave therapy-employs pressure waves to decrease recovery times for certain injuries to soft-tissue structures (tendons, ligaments) and bones. We use a machine that produces focused waves and the depth of penetration and force can be modified to suit the structure being treated.