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What are your office hours?
Mon - Fri, 8am-6pm. 1st, 3rd & 5th Sat, 8am-3pm.

Where are you located?
Animal Medical Care is located at 162 NE 10th Street, Newport, Oregon. We are one block east off of Hwy 101, behind Abby's Pizza. See Map & Directions.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard. We also accept Care Credit. Learn more/apply for Care Credit.

Do you offer boarding?
No, we do not offer boarding. Please call for references.

How many exams should my pet have per year if they are healthy otherwise?
Even if your pet exhibits no signs of illness, regular yearly physical examinations by an experienced veterinarian are essential and may uncover potential problems before they affect your pet's health.

In addition to the general recommendation of annual exams for health status, Oregon Statute 875-005-0005 mandates annual exams to maintain a current VCPR (Veterinarian client patient relationship). A current VCPR is needed to provide or refill medications, including flea and tick products, that are by prescription only.

See article: Puppy and Kitten Care: Your First Trip to the Veterinarian

At what age do you start puppy/kitten vaccinations?
CATS:
The Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia Psittaci viral combination vaccine that is part of the core vaccine series can be administered for the first time between the age of 6-16 weeks

Rabies virus vaccine should only be administered for the first time after 12 weeks of age
Feline Leukemia virus vaccine initial vaccine should only be administered starting after 9 weeks of age
Other vaccines are at the discretion of the attending clinician but it is generally appropriate to believe no vaccines prior to 6 weeks of age

DOGS:
The Distemper, Adeno, Parainfluenza, Parvo Virus combination vaccine with and without Leptospirosis is part of the core series vaccine protocol and should not be started prior to 6 weeks of age
Rabies virus vaccine should not be administered prior to 12 weeks of age
Bordetella vaccine should not be administered prior to 8 weeks of age
Giardia and Rattlesnake vaccines should not be given prior to 6 months of age
Other vaccines are at the discretion of the attending clinician but it is generally appropriate to believe not vaccines prior to 6 weeks of age

See article: Puppy and Kitten Care: Your First Trip to the Veterinarian

When should my pet be spayed or neutered?
Cats can be neutered as early as 4 months and spaying is recommended at 6 months.

See article: Spay and Neuter Benefits

Is it eating all fish or just salmon that can lead to salmon poisoning?
So called "salmon poisoning" of dogs is unique to the Pacific Northwest. Many people are not aware that all of the "salmonids" (including trout, steelhead and salmon) can cause the disease, if the fish is eaten raw. See article: Salmon Poisoning.

Do you see exotics?
Yes! Animal Medical Care is proud to treat a wide variety of animals, including exotics.

How are after-hours emergency services handled?
Animal Medical Care is available after hours for minor medical emergencies. For emergencies that may require 24 hour care please call Willamette Veterinary Hospital in Corvallis (tel: 541-753-2223).

For Large Animal Emergencies (horse, cows, livestock in general), please call OSU Large Animal Service (tel: 541-737-2858).