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Vet services in McMinnville, OR

FAQ

We want to ensure that you stay informed and involved through every step of your pet’s treatment at Third Street Veterinary Hospital. Our experienced team is proud to serve McMinnville, OR, and surrounding communities with exceptional veterinary care, including routine exams, pet vaccinations, and more. To learn more, read below for some of the most common questions about our services.

Our Frequently Asked Questions

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

In general, we recommend that these surgeries be done at about six months of age. There are some dog breeds that the doctor may recommend waiting until after one year of age.

How much does a rabies vaccination for my dog cost?

The rabies vaccine is $22.05 per dog. This includes a brief exam to ensure the dog is healthy enough to receive the vaccination, but does not cover or address any health concerns. If you have health questions or concerns about your pet, an in-person consultation with the doctor is required.

Do you offer grooming?

While we do not offer grooming services, we do offer nail trims for dogs, cats, and pocket pets.

Can I make payments?

We do require full payment at the time of service and do not offer payment plans or delayed billing. We accept CareCredit, as well as most major credit cards, and we allow pre-payment on accounts.

Do you see horses or large animals?

We do not treat horses, large or stock animals. We provide care for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and pocket pets (rabbits, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, etc.).

When does my puppy or kitten need vaccines?

We recommend starting vaccinations at about eight weeks of age. These vaccinations will need to be boosted every month until your puppy or kitten reaches six months of age. We offer well kitten and puppy packages, which include the recommended vaccinations, pediatric wellness examinations, and testing at a discount. Call us for more details.

Do you offer tail docking and/or ear cropping?

We do offer tail docking for puppies and recommend this procedure be done between three and five days of age. We do not offer ear cropping.

Why should I get my pets teeth cleaned? What is a dental cleaning for my pet?

Just like us, oral health affects the physical health of our pets. Dental disease can lead to painful infections, as well as kidney, liver, and heart issues in severe cases. Our skilled staff use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces, above and below the gumline.

The teeth and mouth are also evaluated for periodontal disease, tooth fracture, or other problems which are addressed by the doctor. Once the cleaning is completed, your pet’s teeth are polished on all surfaces.

How much is the routine exam fee?

An office exam for a dog or cat is $50. This is a full physical exam, where the doctor will look at all areas of your pet and assess your pet’s health. Lab work, vaccinations, or treatments may be recommended at an additional cost. Exam fees for birds, reptiles, and other small mammals is slightly higher.

Do you offer after hours emergency care?

After hours emergencies are referred to Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin at 503-691-7922 or Salem Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 503-588-8082.

Can I come into the clinic with my pet for their visit?

Currently, due to COVID-19, we are not allowing clients into the building, unless it is an end-of-life appointment. We are allowing a maximum of two people, with masks on, to accompany their pet into the clinic for end-of-life appointments.

Do you offer boarding?

We do offer boarding. We require proof of current vaccinations from a veterinarian, as well as proof of a negative stool sample within the past 12 months.

Required vaccinations for dogs are:

  • Distemper-Parvo
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Rabies

Required vaccinations for cats are:

  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Rabies

Do you take walk-ins?

We offer services by appointment only.

I see that Dr. Wood is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. What does that mean?

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners certifies practitioners with exceptional knowledge, skill, and competency. Board Certified Diplomates have pursued additional training and have made a serious commitment to continuing education. Board Certified Specialists have demonstrated by the certification and maintenance of certification processes (every 10 years) that they can provide a level of clinical practice that is superior to the norm of the profession.

If you still have questions about your pet or our services, contact us today!

Third Street Veterinary Hospital

303 NE Irvine St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-472-9418
Fax: 503-434-2779
Email: thirdstreetvet@onlinemac.com

Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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