Discussion in 'Dog Health Care' started by Crowsfeet, Feb 19, 2009.
Does anybody have a vet they just love in Portland?
Who, where, why?
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Hey, if there is anybody around Portland, or if anybody knowledgeable about a veterinary database/recommendation listing please speak up! It has been months, and I still can't find a vet I'm comfortable with in or around Portland, Oregon!
I'm just looking for somebody who is genuine, experienced with the raw food diet, will not try to sell products to my dog and I that we don't need(food, antibiotics, etc), and uses traditional as well as holistic medical practices.
Haven't found one I like yet either.
Did you try the Hillsdale area? There are several there, and its more upscale. They might be better, but they might just be used to pushing expensive food, because Sd is best
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A quick search showed a few in Portland. I don't know the area, so I don't know what's near Portland to add to the choices.
Thank you a lot for the suggestions, guys -
C/Power, I glanced over the listing you linked me to a bit before, and they have a couple of vets for Portland, but nothing solid yet..
Psyfalcon, I haven't tried Hillsboro much- maybe I should? It's just unfortunate, because I don't travel by car.. I could bring him there on the Max for check-ups, though. And if worst came to worst(hopefully never!) my roommate would probably be down to give us a little help.
But, I recently called a vet of interest.. this is what they had to say-
Their introductory visits typically last for about 45 mins. or longer. This is because they want to get to understand and know their new patient and their patient's caretaker. This includes the time it takes to understand the diet of the patient, as well as going over some of their own methods of practice, which includes a little overview of Chinese holistic methods as well as Western(practical and holistic) and others. This all sounds lovely to me, but here's the catch- one of these visits, for a new patient, costs $160.00.
It's not all so awful, because my boyfriend has graciously offered to split the cost with me. But really? I'm trying to decide if a knowledgeable vet, who meets most/all of my requirements(except apparently easy prices..) is worth this.. I'm really leaning towards taking him there, because I can't seem to find another place that meets my awful-picky expectations.
Blah. Does anybody have any personal stories about their vet? What makes your vet a solid choice.. ?
I've only had 2 Clinics in over 50 years . Both were privately owned and I was comfortable with any of their vets . An established Animal Hospital or Clinic that has been in operation for years is your best option . Cheaper available ? Yes .... but I want the best .
Hillsdale, not Hillsboro. I think the bus is the 56(?). Its in the SW off of Terwilliger and Capitol Highway. There is a canine sports
I don't tend to worry about "holistic" too much. If Buster needs a vet (he isn't 3 yet) something is pretty wrong. I can diagnose fleas, and otherwise, anytime he's been sick, he has felt better before it got to the point of bringing him in. If all goes well, he'll see his vet in 2 years for his rabies...