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Hope Animal Hospital is a full service small animal veterinary hospital. We offer routine procedures such as exams, vaccinations, nail trims, dentistry, and general surgery (spay and neuter). In addition to routine services we offer Digital Radiography (digital x-rays), Pharmacy, Laboratory Services, hospitalization for sick patients, and non-elective surgeries. Examples of non-elective surgery include: bladder stone removal, traumatic hernia repair, cruciate ligament repair, mass removals, and exploratory surgery. We are also equipped to handle emergencies during regular business hours.
If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Molalla, call Hope Animal Hospital today at (503) 759-4673 or make an appointment now.
Hope Animal Hospital offers state of the art Digital Radiography (x-rays). Digital x-rays allow the image taken to be magnified allowing for closer evaluation of the picture. Subtle abnormalities seen on an image taken by a digital unit are usually not detectable on x-rays taken by older units which need to be processed on film before being evaluated. Digital x-rays also allow the image to be generated in about 10 seconds, thereby greatly minimizing the time you pet is away from you. In addition, if further evaluation is needed for your x-rays, digital images can be immediately sent to a Radiologist. By sending images electronically, the radiologists results can be returned as quickly as one hour in an emergency.
When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
We are proud to offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.
To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.
If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Routine Examinations are $40. We would be happy to give you an estimate beyond the exam once Dr. Oedell or Dr. Hunt has been able to evaluate your pet.
To ensure a proper diagnosis, we often need to examine your pet. We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pet’s eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.
If you’re concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please call us to schedule a medical assessment. Depending on the symptoms, we may ask you to bring in your pet right away.
Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.
By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.
|Canine Spay:||0-10 lbs $150|
|11-30 lbs $170|
|31-60 lbs $190|
|61-90 lbs $230|
|91-150 lbs $350|
Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.
By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us or stop by so we can discuss your concerns.
|Canine Neuter:||0-10 lbs $110|
|11-30 lbs $130|
|31-60 lbs $150|
|61-90 lbs $180|
|91-150 lbs $210|