Veterinary Services in Newport, OR
At Grove Veterinary Clinic, you can trust that your pets are in great hands. Our compassionate, skillful veterinary team is here to help when you need us most.
Compassionate Veterinary Services
on the Central Oregon Coast in Newport
Grove Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital that has been providing quality veterinary care to the community of Newport, Oregon for over 35 years. We offer a wide range of Veterinary Services including Wellness Exams, Vaccinations, Surgery, Dentistry, and more. Our goal is to provide the best possible medical care for your pets. We are a family-owned and operated business, and we treat our clients and patients like family. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Thank you for choosing Grove Veterinary Clinic!
Pet Comprehensive Dentistry
Most dogs and cats eventually need a professional dental cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler such as your dentist might use. We also perform hand scaling of the teeth under the gum line where tartar often accumulates (sub gingival root planing), then polish the teeth to reduce the recurrence of tartar buildup. We also apply fluoride to your pet’s teeth during the dental. Dental procedures are performed using the same inhalation anesthetic and careful monitoring techniques that we use for our surgical patients. Many pets have their teeth cleaned on an annual basis to help ensure optimal oral health.
Additional dental and oral procedures offered include:
- Tooth Extractions
- Full oral examination
- Radiographs or x-rays
- Oral Surgery (i.e. mass removals, fistula repair, etc.)
- Home Dental Care Counseling (i.e. brushing, treat selection, drinking water additives). We will advise you based on physical examination and history what the best options are for protecting and ensuring your pet’s continued oral health and hygiene. We can present many “hands-on” and “hands-off” strategies that will help you with your pet’s teeth.
Grove Veterinary Clinic routinely recommends the use of the following dental care products. Our veterinarians and staff can discuss the different products with you to figure out which dental care strategy is the most appropriate for your pet and you.
- Oxyfresh Oral Hygiene Solution
- Oxyfresh Oral Hygiene Gel
- CET Chews
- CET Toothpastes
- Purina Veterinary Diet Dental Health (DH) Diets
- Hill’s Science Diet Prescription Tartar Diet (t/d)
- CET Oral Hygiene Flush
- CET Toothbrushes and Fingerbrushes
- Biotene Oral Enzymatic Gel
Grove Veterinary Clinic Pet Cremations & Memorials is a family-owned and operated pet cremation service that is now being offered through Grove Veterinary Clinic in Newport, Oregon. We understand that your pets are part of your family; we seek to recognize, respect, and honor that relationship and bond. We know that the passing of a beloved friend is a difficult and emotional situation for everyone. We are here to facilitate those final steps and make sure that the best care is provided for your dearly loved pet. Kindness, dignity, and respect are our goals as we work with you during this difficult time.
During the aftercare process, your beloved pet is clearly identified with an appropriate ID/nametag that stays with your pet throughout the entire process. One of our team members is responsible for the transport of your pet from Grove Veterinary Clinic to our pet cremation. Upon arrival at the crematorium, an additional stainless steel identity tag is assigned to your pet and remains with him/her throughout the entire cremation procedure. In fact, this stainless steel identity tag will be contained within the velvet satchel that contains your pet’s ashes.
Grove Veterinary Clinic Pet Cremation offers different types of cremation services… private pet cremation and non-private or communal pet cremation.
Private pet cremations are available. This means that your pet is cremated alone. There is no co-mingling of ashes from other pets. Your beloved pet’s ashes will be returned to you in a velvet satchel.
Communal pet cremation is also available. This means that other pets will be present at the time of the cremation. Your pet is set apart from the others, but there is the potential for some co-mingling of ashes. Your beloved pet’s ashes will be returned to you in a velvet satchel. Your pet is always handled with extreme respect during this procedure.
Some families do not wish to have ashes returned to them. If this is the case, we will hold onto those ashes for a period of time, after which those ashes are respectfully sprinkled on a private pasture in Siletz, Oregon.
Cremation costs are determined by the type of service requested and by your pet’s weight. Please contact us for specific pet cremation pricing.
Upon request, we can provide a fur/hair clipping as a keepsake to remember your beloved pet. Additionally, we have the ability to create a unique clay paw print for you to keep.
If you would wish to have an urn or other pet memorial item to hold your pet’s ashes, please see these links below to order them directly from one of these websites:
Pet Diagnostic Imaging
At some point in your pet’s life, there may be a need for diagnostic imaging in the form of radiographs (x-rays) or an ultrasound study (sonogram). Grove Veterinary Clinic offers the latest technology in diagnostic imaging to provide you and your companion with the best in comprehensive veterinary care.
Digital Radiography (x-ray) Services
Digital radiography is a tremendous technology that creates crystal clear and pristine diagnostic images (x-rays) of your pet. Digital x-ray technology is far superior to traditional x-ray technologies; not only is radiation dose reduced, but it is an environmentally-friendly technology in that absolutely no dangerous processing chemicals are needed to create a film. Instantly, we have the x-ray image of your pet on a computer screen for viewing and interpretation. We can email the images directly to you or send you home with a CD of your pet’s x-rays. Additionally, at the touch of a button, our veterinarians have the ability to send the images directly and immediately to boarded veterinary radiologists, surgeons, and internists to assist in x-ray review and interpretation.
Comprehensive Ultrasound (Sonogram) Services
Grove Veterinary Clinic offers diagnostic ultrasounds to our clients. This is a non-invasive, non-painful way to investigate what might be going inside your pet. Particular frequent applications of this diagnostic technology include bladder ultrasound to look for bladder stones or tumors, scanning of Internal organs for problems, pregnancy evaluation, fetal health monitoring, heart ultrasounds to investigate heart murmurs, and measurements of organs and changes within organs. Ultrasound can provide a diagnosis sometimes without the need for surgery. Digital images and video clips are recorded during the ultrasound study. This information can then be instantly sent to a radiologist, cardiologist, or internal medicine specialist for review, interpretation, and recommendations.
Diagnostic Internal Medicine
We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, x-ray equipment, superior dental equipment, and a closely supervised hospitalization area.
General Blood Tests and Screening including Thyroid Panels. Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and parasite testing. We also utilize several commercial veterinary laboratories (IDEXX, HESKA, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, AMAZON) for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Electrocardiography Services. We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists. Allergy Testing and Skin Disease Consultation.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.
Radiograph (x-ray) Services. At some point in your pet’s life, we may need an x-ray or ultrasound as part of a diagnostic workup. We are well equipped for this with our modern X-ray system. We also have the ability to directly consult boarded veterinary radiologists to assist us in x-ray review and interpretation.
Internal Parasite Screening (worms, etc). External Parasite Control Consultations (Fleas, ear mites, ticks, lice, etc). We will develop individualized flea control programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on your pet.
The TonoPen is a device used to measure intraocular pressures, or the pressures within the eyes. The TonoPen is essential for the comfortable and non-invasive measurement of eye pressures. The TonoPen is used to diagnose and monitor the treatment of painful eye diseases that affect the pressures within the eye, such as glaucoma and uveitis.
Urine Analysis. Your pet’s urine can be analyzed to screen for and diagnose problems and diseases, such as urinary tract infections, urine crystals, bladder stones, diabetes, and kidney failure.
In-House Infectious Disease Screening. We can screen for many infectious diseases in the clinic and while you wait. The specific infectious diseases and agents that we can rapidly screen for include Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Heartworm Disease, Coccidia, Giardia, Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms, and others.
Diagnostic Bacterial Cultures. Bacterial cultures may be useful in a variety of situations, but are commonly used when treating complicated wounds, respiratory or lung infections, intestinal infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. Samples can be collected and processed to identify the specific bacteria that is causing the infection. This allows for more precise treatment of infections and allows for quicker and better outcomes.
Viral Screening with PCR. PCR is a way of identifying virus DNA in tissues and secretions. We have been be able to diagnose definitively different viral infections, including herpesvirus and calicivirus.
Cytology Services (In-House). Cytology, or the examination of cells, can be performed to diagnose specific problems and the causes of problems. Ear cytology can help us understand your pet’s ear infection, so that we can recommend specific treatments. Likewise, skin cytology will help us treat your pet’s difficult skin infection. Cytology also helps us diagnose what those lumps and bumps on your pet’s body are and allows us to make appropriate recommendations.
Genetic Testing. We have a relationship with different diagnostic laboratories, in order to offer your current genetic testing that may save your pet’s life. For example, we can screen your dog for Von Willebrand’s Disease, which is a bleeding disorder, or see if your dog carries the MDR1 gene mutation that causes some specific drug toxicities.
How to deal with Pet Emergencies
We recommend reaching out to Willamette Veterinary Clinic (24-HOUR EMERGENCY CLINIC, Corvallis)
Willamette Veterinary Clinic in Corvallis is a veterinary care facility that offers 24-hour emergency services and care. This veterinary group is located in Corvallis, approximately 45 miles east of Newport.
If you are having an after-hours emergency with your pet:
1) Stay calm – our pets sense our nervousness.
2) Call ahead to the emergency hospital (WilVet in Corvallis) and let them know what is happening and see what they advise.
3) Take your important documents folder and medical history papers if you have them with you.
4) Be careful moving an injured or sick companion – they may react or nip because they are scared or painful.
5) Bring your ID (Drivers License) and payment method (cash, check, or credit card) Most emergency hospitals do not have payment plans or delayed billing. However, they typically accept Care Credit Payment Plans.
6) If your pet has ingested a toxin, pesticide, human medication, or prescription bring all packaging and labels with you.
7) Gather all the records and diagnostic results from the ER to bring with you for follow-up care. Typically WilVet will email medical records, x-rays, and lab tests to us if you let them know that we are your primary veterinarian.
8) Please contact us to let us know that you and your pet went to the ER so that we can offer continued care and help address any ongoing treatment concerns.
- Vaccinations We will outline an individualized vaccination schedule and protocol for your new kitten. We will determine through discussion and physical exam what vaccines your new family member needs. Please refer to our Vaccine Recommendations for Kittens and Adult Cats section to see which feline vaccinations we offer.
- Wellness Exams During your kitten’s routine physical examinations, our veterinarians will listen to his/her heart and breath sounds, feel the abdomen, and check the coat/skin condition. We will also check your kitten’s eyes, ears, and mouth.
- Parasite Screening We will check your kitten for external parasites, such as fleas, ringworm, and ear mites. We will also perform an analysis of your kitten’s feces to check for internal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, coccidia, and giardia. Please bring a stool sample to all scheduled kitten appointments.
- Microchip Placement We strongly urge that you obtain an i.d. tag to be attached to your kitten’s collar. We also offer more permanent identification with Datamar’s petlink.net system. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted underneath the skin. The i.d number and owner information is then registered with the petlink.net registry. If a pet is lost and recovered, the number can be read by any agency or veterinarian who has a microchip scanner and the owner can be traced.
- Behavior Counseling We can discuss training and socialization techniques for your new kitten.
- Spay/Neuter Recommended at 6 months of age for all cats not used for breeding.
Pet Nutrition Counseling
Grove Veterinary Clinic carries several therapeutic diets that may be prescribed for your pet. The doctors at Grove Veterinary Clinic may recommend a prescription diet as a medical treatment in your pet’s overall health care plan. Remember to always consult our veterinarians if you want to change your pet’s food or if you have concerns regarding your pet’s current diet. We carry the dry and canned versions of many different therapeutic diets. The brand names we carry are:
- Purina’s Veterinary Diet (PVD) Line
- Royal Canin, including the Innovative Veterinary Diet (IVD) Line
- Science Diet Hill’s Prescription Diet
Please call us ahead of time if you need to reserve a bag or case of food to pick up at a later time. We recommend checking to see if we have the food you need in stock. If you want to special order a prescription diet or food that we don’t regularly keep in stock, we can usually find any prescription diet that your pet needs. Special orders are no problem for our staff.
Please give us at least 1 week to order the food and have it delivered to the hospital for you to pick up.
Pet Online Ordering
We provide online ordering for our clients to receive the best care possible. Order now!
Pet Preventive Medicine
The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly holds true when it comes to pet health. The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced, and early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.
The key to success in keeping our companion pets healthy and happy is to follow a good preventive medicine plan. Preventive care does just that – it prevents problems from happening. There is so much information out there about pet care; it is hard to know what to believe and what to do… We can help. The critical elements of any preventive care plan start with the following…
- Pet Vaccination
- Regular Physical Exams to detect problems and changes EARLY
- Nutritional Advice and Maintenance of an IDEAL BODY WEIGHT
- External Parasite Screening
- Internal Parasite Screening
- Infectious Disease Screening
- Heartworm Testing/Prevention
- Preventive Dental Advice and Care
- Regular Lab Testing to Screen for Internal Problems
- Behavioral Care, Socialization, and Training
Vaccination of our companions is one of the most important actions we can take to keep our pets healthy. Vaccinations prevent many pet illnesses. Vaccinations can help avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented. Vaccinations prevent diseases that can be passed between animals and also from animals to people. Diseases prevalent in wildlife, such as rabies and distemper, can infect unvaccinated pets.
We will outline an individualized vaccination schedule and protocol for your companion pet. We will determine through discussion and physical exam what vaccines your furry family member needs. Our veterinarians keep up on the current vaccination recommendations from the AVMA and AAHA.
Regular Wellness Exams to Detect Problems EARLY
Our Grove veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty, and better success.
Early detection of problems and developing issues is essential to keeping our furry companions healthy and happy for as long as possible. This can be achieved through exercise, a healthy diet, and regular veterinary checkups. Many changes related to disease can be managed and treated successfully if detected early. Routine preventative care for adult dogs and cats includes regular checkups or physical exams and sometimes lab tests to screen for organ problems, infection, or certain cancers. Our veterinarians will be able to discuss many life-improving recommendations, including diet changes, medications, supplements, lifestyle changes, or other various wellbeing strategies.
Nutritional Advice and Maintenance of an IDEAL BODY WEIGHT
Is a grain-free diet right for your dog or cat?
What is the heart issue related to a grain-free diet?
Should I feed a raw diet? Can I get sick from handling raw food diets?
What is the best food for my itchy dog?
It is confusing to navigate all of the various pet food diet trends out there. Nutrition is the most important part of pet care… let us help. Our Grove Veterinary Clinic veterinarians keep up on all the diet issues, medical concerns, and recommendations. Remember to always consult our veterinarians if you want to change your pet’s food or if you have concerns regarding your pet’s current diet.
External Parasite Screening (Fleas, ear mites, ticks, lice, etc).
Fleas are the number one parasite problem that we deal with on the Oregon Coast; in fact, fleas present a YEAR-ROUND problem. Did you know that fleas carry other diseases that can make your pet quite sick? With proper preventive care and advice, fleas can be eliminated. We can develop individualized flea control programs with the safest products for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to keep fleas off of your companion and out of your house.
Regular Lab Testing to Screen for Internal Problems
Regular lab testing can keep your companion happy and healthy. As veterinarians, we often wish we could just ask our patients to tell us where it hurts. Unfortunately, evaluating sick pets is much more complicated, which is why blood work is such a valuable diagnostic tool. Routine blood testing can help determine the causes of illness, verify organ health prior to anesthetized medical treatments, and aid in the general maintenance of healthy pets. Regular lab work allows your pet’s veterinarian to assess symptoms he/she cannot see or feel, such as indicators of liver disease or diabetes. In healthy pets, blood work helps doctors establish a “baseline” for each individual dog or cat. A baseline blood panel determines what is considered “normal” for a particular pet. This is especially important if the pet becomes ill because it helps the doctor to more accurately interpret any changes in blood work results.
Performing blood tests on healthy pets can also detect underlying problems, which your veterinarian may be able to treat before they become a bigger issue. Even slight changes in body chemistry could signal a problem that may be easily managed.
Internal Parasite Screening
Regular fecal testing to screen for internal parasites (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, coccidia, paragonimus, parvo, etc) is an essential part of any preventive care plan for your companions. We recommend an annual fecal screening to look for any problems.
Heartworm is present in Oregon. Heartworm is present on the Oregon Coast. We strongly recommend annual heartworm testing and year-round heartworm prevention for dogs on the Central Oregon Coast. It was once thought that this was not a problem here, but that is not the case. We are happy to discuss this further; please let us help you look at your options for heartworm testing and then navigate the veterinary care standards to prevent heartworm infection.
Infectious Disease Screening
Infectious disease screening is critical to any veterinary preventive care strategy.
We can screen for many infectious diseases in the clinic and while you wait. The specific infectious diseases and agents that we can rapidly screen for include Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Heartworm Disease, Giardia, Lyme Disease, and Leptospirosis. We also work with many out-of-area labs to test for other types of infectious diseases.
Preventive Dental Advice and Care
Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by one of our veterinarians to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Home Dental Care Counseling (i.e. brushing, treat selection, drinking water additives). We will advise you based on physical examination and history what the best options are for protecting and ensuring your pet’s continued oral health and hygiene. We can present many “hands-on” and “hands-off” strategies that will help you with your pet’s teeth.
Behavioral Care, Socialization, and Training
Why is Behavior and Training so important for your dog/puppy and cat/kitten?
- It is significantly safer for your dog/cat.
The safety of your companion is of critical importance – and as the companion human, it is your responsibility. Ensuring your pet listens to your commands can prevent potentially harmful or even deadly conflicts with other dogs or wild animals, running into a busy road, or generally finding unforeseen hazardous situations. Behavioral Care is so important – it can literally save a life.
- It’s safer for your home.
Training your dog or cat helps ensure that your living quarters are treated with respect. Instilling manners in your pet means that it will know the difference between what is acceptable and unacceptable in your home, and your companion will behave properly and within expectations. Problems in the home range from inappropriate elimination to destruction – it is these behaviors that are the number one cause of dogs and cats being surrendered to a shelter… early behavioral care and training quite literally save lives!
- It builds a lasting relationship between you and your dog or cat.
A training regime will establish a fundamental connection between you and your pet. As you spend time together, creating boundaries, sharing experiences, and learning to understand each other, mutual respect will develop. Your dog or cat will learn to trust and respect your judgment, and you’ll gain admiration for their potential and capabilities.
- It’s easier when you take your dog out in public.
We’ve all seen instances where it looks like a dog is taking its human for a walk, rather than the other way around. By training your dog and building his/her confidence around humans and fellow dogs, your walks together will be an enjoyable experience for both of you. Your dog will learn to interact safely and effectively with others.
- It’s easier for the vet to work with your dog or cat.
Veterinarians are not miracle workers, and cannot risk their safety or the safety of their team members attempting to work on a dog who is reacting violently to them. Pet owners who have not taken the time to desensitize their dog to being touched or worked on can risk overgrown nails, dental disease, untreated wounds or infections, and the progression of disease, which likely could have been prevented if discovered early. It is so important to socialize your puppies and kittens; it can literally save their lives.
We will outline an individualized vaccination schedule and protocol for your new puppy. We will determine through discussion and physical exam what vaccines your new family member needs. Please refer to our Vaccine Recommendations for Puppies and Adult Dogs section to see which canine vaccinations we offer.
During your puppy’s routine physical examinations, our veterinarians will listen to his/her heart and breath sounds, feel the abdomen, and check the coat/skin condition. We will also check your puppy’s eyes, ears, and mouth.
We will check your new puppy for external parasites, such as fleas, ringworm, and ear mites. We will also perform an analysis of your puppy’s feces to check for internal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia. Please bring a stool sample to all scheduled puppy wellness appointments.
We strongly urge that you obtain an i.d. tag to be attached to your puppy’s collar. We also offer more permanent identification with Datamar’s petlink.net system. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted underneath the skin. The i.d number and owner information is then registered with the petlink.net registry. If a pet is lost and recovered, the number can be read by any agency or veterinarian who has a microchip scanner and the owner can be traced.
We can discuss training and socialization techniques for your new puppy.
Our spay and neuter recommendations are specific to your puppy/dog. We can help you navigate all the information to make the best decision about when to spay or neuter your dog/puppy.
Senior Pet Wellness
We wish to keep our pets healthy and happy for as long as possible and this can be achieved through exercise, a healthy diet, and regular veterinary checkups. Aging changes such as arthritis, vision, and hearing loss is normal and cannot be prevented. Many changes related to disease, however, can be managed and treated successfully if detected early.
In addition to the routine preventative care for adult dogs and cats, we offer senior wellness testing that includes the collection of blood and urine samples and laboratory analysis for the detection of liver and kidney disease, diabetes, and anemia. Through interpretation of the test results and careful consideration of history and physical exam findings, our veterinarians will be able to discuss any life-improving recommendations we may have.
These recommendations may include diet changes, medications, supplements, lifestyle changes, and other strategies to improve your senior pet’s well-being.
Pet Surgical Services
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored closely during all anesthetic procedures.
We are well equipped to perform all routine surgeries for your pet. We also perform a wide range of non-routine type surgeries and if needed can provide a referral to an appropriate specialist. Some surgeries that we offer for dogs and cats at Grove Veterinary Clinic include:
- Orthopedic Surgery (i.e. fracture repair, ACL/cruciate repair)
- Lump/mass removals
- General Soft Tissue Surgeries
We are the only veterinary practice in the area to offer radiosurgery, which employs special low-temperature, high-frequency radio waves for better surgical outcomes. The incision is clean and precise; the tissues and skin are not burned or charred as they are with laser-based devices. Blood vessels are cauterized cleanly without heat and without the application of an electrical current. Electrical cautery units burn tissue with heat generated by an electrical current, and lasers burn tissue with a focused beam, creating a charred tissue environment that delays the healing process. Radiosurgery provides a better outcome by promoting less tissue damage, which results in LESS PAIN and RAPID HEALING. Your pets feel better more quickly when radiosurgery is employed. To read more about radiosurgery, visit the following link for Ellman International.
Pet Therapeutic Laser (K-Laser)
We are very excited to offer the therapeutic K-Laser as an amazing Drug-Free, Surgery-Free solution to pain and disease management. Laser therapy, or photobiomodulation, is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling.
A therapeutic laser is an option for managing chronic painful conditions, such as arthritis (joint pain) and back pain. It can also be used to help manage more acute conditions, such as burns or hot spots. There are even applications for surgical recovery and rehabilitation.
There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to your pet. Ask us today about a therapeutic laser plan for your pet.