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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Grove Veterinary Clinic?

Grove Veterinary Clinic is located at 448 East Olive Street (Highway 20), next door to the US Bank and across the street from Newport Rental, in Newport, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast.

I would like to bring my pets to your clinic, but how do I get my records from my previous veterinarian?

We can obtain records from most veterinarians with just a simple phone call requesting records be faxed. Please call our office and request that your records be transferred and we will assist you.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Grove Veterinary Clinic is open Monday through Saturday. We do accommodate our clients who have immediate needs. We also offer a drop-off service for those who cannot stay for an appointment. Walk-ins can often be accommodated, but there may be significant wait times. Give us a call at 541-265-2381 to schedule an appointment today.

What are the office hours?

Monday: 7:45am to 6pm
Tuesday: 7:45am to 6pm
Wednesday: 7:45am to 8pm
Thursday: 7:45am to 6pm
Friday: 7:45am to 8pm
Saturdays: 8am - 3pm

How do I pay for my veterinary visit?

Payment in full is expected at the time of the service. Grove Veterinary Clinic accepts cash, checks, Visa, and Mastercard. To help our clietns with planning and managing their finances for their pets' veterinary services, Grove Veterinary Clinic offers CareCredit.

Are the veterinarians available for after-hours emergency care and advice?

Grove Veterinary Clinic does its best to be available after hours to our clients. One of our veterinarians is on-call until 9pm on weeknights, until 8pm on Saturdays, and from 8am to 8pm on Sundays. We are able to accommodate minor emergencies and phone calls during these times. In order to get in touch with the on-call veterinarian, you should call the office phone number, 541-265-2381, and leave a message for the on-call veterinarian. We do our best to call you back right away, but there can be delays in returning your phone call, as there may be other emergencies that the doctor is addressing at the time of your call. Willamette Veterinary Hospital (http://wilvet.com/) is the closest 24-hour emergency hospital; they are located in Corvallis. Their phone number is (541) 753-2223.

What can I expect when taking my dog or cat to the veterinarian for an appointment?

When you visit Grove Veterinary Clinic, you will be greeted by a team member, who will check you in and let our technicians know that you have arrived for your scheduled appointment. A veterinary technician will lead you into an exam room where she will weigh your companion pet and take your pet's temperature. She will also ask you several questions regarding your pet's health and behavior. Then, the doctor will do a complete physical examination of your pet's ears, eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, skin and coat, heart, lungs, lymph nodes, muscles, and skeleton. The veterinarian will also feel the abdomen for any organ abnormalities. The patient's health history and the physical exam combined help the doctor know if your companion is healthy or if something may be wrong. If something is wrong, the veterinarian may suggest the use of diagnostic tests (bloodwork, x-rays, ultrasound, microscopic evaluation of cell samples, etc.) to help determine the cause of your dog or cat's problem.

When should a newly acquired kitten or puppy have their first visit to the veterinarian?

The sooner you visit Grove Veterinary Clinic with your new pet, the better. Our veterinarians will make sure your new pet is healthy and recommend a vaccination schedule to protect your new companion against some of the numerous common diseases. Our team will discuss feeding, parasite control, neutering, and many other topics to help you enjoy your pet for years to come.

When can I start vaccinations for my new puppy or kitten?

Vaccinations can be started at 8 weeks of age. Some vaccinations require boosters every 3-4 weeks until the puppy or kitten reaches 16 weeks of age. As early as 12 weeks of age, the puppy or kitten can receive the rabies vaccination.
10. What types of surgeries do you offer? Grove Veterinary Clinic offers many different types of surgeries, including soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Here is a list of some of the common surgeries that we offer: Cruciate (ACL/knee) repair, patella luxation correction, spay, neuter, oral/dental surgeries, lump removals, stenotic nares (nostril) surgery, bladder stone removal, ear hematoma repair, amputations, fracture (broken bone) repair, splenectomy, abdominal exploratory, biopsies, etc.

Do you offer companion pet dentistry?

Grove Veterinary Clinic offers complete dental care options for your companion pets. We perform complete oral exams and general anesthesia dental prophylaxis, which includes dental scaling, subginigival scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatments. We also offer dental care strategies to keep your pet's teeth and mouth healthy.

At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the general anesthesia and surgical procedure. It is required that your pet be up-to-date on vaccinations for his/her age (rabies vaccine, etc.) at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is highly recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood cell counts. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

Why do you need a fecal sample if I can't see any worms?

When we perform a fecal analysis, the sample is examined under the microscope. Not all adult worms shed segments that are visible to the naked eye. With the use of the microscope we are able to determine if parasites are present by the presence of eggs. Some parasites themselves, such as giardia and coccidia, are not worms at all and are only seen with the aid of a microscopic.

Do you board pets?

No, Grove Veterinary Clinic does not offer boarding.

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