Welcome to Deschutes Veterinary
It looks like it's time to start Winterizing you Pet!
is here, and winter is not far behind; it is time to consider how the changing seasons will affect how you
care for your pets. Temperatures
are cooling and the days are getting shorter. There are challenges faced by
both indoor and outdoor pets as summer turns to fall.
be able to get out of the elements.
- They need access to a well insulated, water
and windproof structure.
constant access to fresh, unfrozen water.
have an increase in caloric intake as food is the fuel they need to stay warm.
placing a warm bed inside the shelter for added heat and comfort.
pets with arthritis can be uncomfortable in cooler weather, even when spending
most of the time indoors. Consider giving veterinary approved nutritional joint
supplements or adding prescription arthritis medication to your older pet's
addition of a soft, heated bed will be much appreciated by a pet of any age or
pets are in general, less active in winter; watch the calories and decrease
food intake just a bit to keep excess winter weight from creeping up.
pet overcoats, sweaters or shirts for short haired, older or very small pets. The
additional insulation can be a big comfort on cold days.
heating systems can dry out the air in the fall/winter; adding a humidifier
will make the air more comfortable to breathe for both you and your pet.
dangers more prevalent this time of year include antifreeze ingestion,
candy/chocolate ingestion, and frostbite to name just a few.
Deschutes Vet has again been Awarded the Distinction of being
the Number ONE Veterinary Clinic in Central Oregon!
Ask around town or ask your friends, where do they take their pets for veterinary care? Deschutes Veterinary Clinic, of course! We are a full-service hospital, offering excellent veterinary care for dogs and cats, as well as ferrets, rabbits, and pet rodents. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
We do not perform
non-medical surgeries such as tail docking, ear cropping, de-clawing,
or de-barking; and we do not perform euthanasia where it is merely a "convenience" for the
We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We will treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality veterinary medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our fantastic health care team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
We are your other family doctors! DVC has been serving the Central Oregon community for over 66 years, and will continue to offer exceptional pet care for many, many years to come!
At the Deschutes Vet Website, you will find information about our practice philosophy, hospital policies, and the services we offer. You will find in-depth, up-to-date articles that will help you keep your pet safe, healthy and happy. Our convenient Forms Section allows new-clients to register, and allows existing clients to request pet medication refills and appointments. We also off an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information. And check out our regular, rotating News You Can Use for interesting and informative reading.
Here's what some of our clients have to say..........
"I can confidently say this is the first vet that we have trusted and has
brought back faith that we can trust other vets in the future. Thanks
"Exemplary service and compassion at all levels from the moment you walk
through the door! They take time to explain your pet's issues and
follow-up with a phone call to ensure all is well. Better than health
care for humans in Bend. You cannot go wrong with these folks. I have
never created a review in any medium; the service these folks provide is
so "above and beyond" I feel compelled to encourage pet owners to give
patron to DVC."
"We have lived in Bend for 29 years, and have been with Deschutes Vet
Clinic the entire time. You simply won't find a more caring and
compassionate group of doctors and staff anywhere. I wish I could find
physicians for my own care that were this good. We recently lost one of
our golden retrievers after 17 years - you don't achieve that type of
long life span in dog without stellar veterinary care!"