Vca Animal Hospital Locations & Hours Near Spanaway, WA -
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By: Loise F.
Spanaway Veterinary Clinic
My mother took all 4 of her small dogs, and I've taken all my small and big dogs there. And one time I had to have a pet put down and they were very kind and thoughtful.
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By: Mary B.
Spanaway Veterinary Clinic
We started going to this Vet group when our dog was not getting under the care of a different vet. They immediately diagnosed and treated the problem. We have been going to them ever since. They are caring, courteous and professional. They call quickly with results and send reminders when it is time for annual visits for immunizations. I would not go to any other vet even though they are a distance from our house. I would highly recommend them.
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By: Darice G.
Spanaway Veterinary Clinic
We have FIVE pets that we were bringing to this vet. We will no longer use them after they did a horrible job grooming our dogs. They also wanted to give unnecessary treatments. The front desk staff is rude but we tolerated them because we liked one of the vets. After getting other vets there we decided it is better not to keep going and ringing up tons of bills .
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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