Welcome to Eagle Fern Veterinary Hospital
Eagle Fern Veterinary Hospital, has been serving the Estacada and surrounding community since 1986.
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, surgical and dental care as necessary during his or her lifetime. In addition, EFVH provides boarding and grooming services. We have a dedicated, well trained staff that believes in client education and helping you take the best care of your pet.
~~ EFVH Monthly Health Focus ~~
EFVH focuses on a specific topic every month to help educate our clients about the best health care for your pet. We also offer promotions to encourage our clients to get care their pets need.
March is Arthritis month. Not just senior pets get arthritis. If your Dog or Cat is limping, reluctant to climb, walk, jump or run; less active, sore or stiff after physical activity, has difficulty rising or sitting, personality changes, urination or defecation behavior changes, and has been grooming less these could all be signs of arthritis. There are supplements, diets specifically targeted for helping pets with arthritis, medications, and laser therapy treatment that could help your pet live more comfortably. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)
Details of the current outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus in the South Bay of California are still unfolding but IDEXX laboratories and Cornell University have over 90 confirmed cases and many more that are suspected.
Because of the close geographical location between California and Oregon including the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater Portland Area with many business links, frequent travel between cities, and rescue dogs being adopted from the California area the risk of introducing CIV to the Portland area is significantly increased.
The Portland Veterinary Medical Association, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, and the State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Emilio DeBess are recommending proactively vaccinating all at risk dogs for CIV to protect patients and prevent an outbreak in our community.
Dogs with increased risk for exposure include but are not limited to:
- Dogs that go to dog parks
- Dogs that stay in doggie day care facilities
- Grooming facilities
- Boarding facilities
- Traveling by car or by plane to different areas in Oregon/California
- Rescue dogs
- Dogs with pre-existing heart or lung disease
- Senior dogs have the potential to be at risk
- Brachycephalic breeds
If you believe that your dog may be potentially at risk for contracting CIV please let our staff know and we can schedule your pet for vaccination. Your dog will have a series of 2 vaccinations, 2 to 4 weeks apart. Please be advised that full immunity does not occur until 7 to 10 days after the 2nd vaccination is given. This vaccination should be given annually. At risk patients should also be current on Bordetella vaccine and Parainfluenza.
Preventive health care is important to keep your pet healthy. To protect your pet and help detect potential health problems early, our Wellness Programs have 3 levels that provide the care your pet will need including a comprehensive wellness exam, vaccinations, lab tests and a professional dental cleaning or spay/neuter option. Wellness Program services are discounted 10%. Click here to learn more about our Wellness Plans.
We value our relationship with our clients and their pets. Our highest honor is a referral from you to your friends. As always, please contact us if we can help in any way to help you take the best care of your pet!
-The Doctors and Staff of Eagle Fern Veterinary Hospital.