Emergency Services

We are available by phone for our clients to answer urgent questions concerning their pets’ health when our office is closed. You can reach a doctor by calling our regular clinic number: 541-923-1638.

The Animal Emergency Center (AEC) in Bend is equipped and staffed at all times to handle any immediate care or emergency your pet may require when our clinic is closed. Their phone number is 541-385-9110.

For horses, there is BEND EQUINE EMERGENCY SERVICES, which is staffed at ALL times by experienced emergency equine veterinarians and technicians. Your beloved horse will be monitored continuously through the night or weekend ensuring the highest quality care during your horse’s time of need.

Bend Equine Emergency Services
541-388-4006

Animal Emergency Center of Central Oregon
541-385-9110

Bend Veterinary Specialists
541-312-2114

Sage Veterinary Alternatives
541-312-2360

BrightSide Animal Center
541- 923-0882

Humane Society of Central Oregon
541-382-3537

Humane Society of the Ochocos
541-447-7178

Poison Centers – Emergency

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
1-888-426-4435 (fee)

Pet Poison Helpline
1-800-213-6680 (fee)

Hospice Care

Partners in Care Hospice, Bend
541-382-5882
541-848-0316

Grief counseling for anyone anticipating or experiencing the loss of an animal companion.
(free)

Websites of Interest to Pet Owners

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
OVMA is the statewide veterinary association that is dedicated to serving the veterinary profession and the public through education, public relations and political action, and by promoting among veterinarians the highest standards of animal care and professional ethics.

This site has volumes of information regarding pet care. There are excellent articles entitled: Emergency Pet Care, Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners, Household Pet Hazards and Outdoor Pet Hazards to name just a few. Additional articles about pet behavior and socialization include: Cat Behavior Q&A, Dog Behavior Q&A, Introducing Your Pet to a Baby, and Socializing Your Dog.

When there is anything timely, both in Oregon and on a national level for example: a food toxin scare, this site will have the most current information and additional links to more resources. There is also a useful search to help people find a veterinarian in other cities of Oregon.

Central Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
The Central Oregon Veterinarians site provides information on local veterinary clinics and pet hospitals. Find local veterinarians and discover clinics that specialize in certain types of animals and diseases.

American Veterinary Medical Association
This large website is the official headquarters for the veterinary profession. It offers comprehensive information for veterinary professionals, public health officials, pet owners and animal lovers, and there are many articles about pet care, animal health and current animal issues in the news.

Healthy Pet
This is the American Animal Hospital Association’s site for client education. This is a great source for information about pets of all species.

Veterinary Partners
This is the clients’ arm of VIN (Veterinary Information Network), the world’s first and largest online veterinary community. Here you will find excellent client education material for all companion animal species.

Cornell Cat Newsletter
This website provides great cat information including videos of “how to pill a cat”, “how to brush a cat’s teeth”, “how to trim a cat’s toenails” etc. There is an option to sign up for the outstanding newsletter.

Feline Practitioner Association
A good website with excellent cat health and behavior topics to read.

Companion Animal Parasite Council
A non-profit organization of veterinarians and parasitologists dedicated to protecting families and pets from zoonotic diseases and parasites.

American Association of Equine Practitioners
This website has a wealth of information for horse owners. Search for a health topic, ask your own questions or sign up for a horse owner e-newsletter.

The Horse.com
This large website which is a partner of AAEP, is a great resource with many articles to help educate horse owners for the benefit of all horses.

Groomers in the Redmond area

Doggie Style Boutique and Salon
541-526-0517

Deschutes Pet Lodge
541-548-4066

Health Care Finance Payment Plans

Care Credit
1-800-677-0718

Care Credit provides financial payment plans to help pet owners with the payment of veterinary costs. Care Credit can also be used for people to help in the payment of costs associated with LASIK and vision care, cosmetic surgery and treatments, dentistry, hearing care and other specialties in human medicine.

Pet Insurance

Trupanion Pet Insurance
1-800-569-7913

Embrace Pet Insurance
1-800-511-9172

When Dogs Want to Work

Pet Partner Handler’s Course
541-383-7270

This class, called Pet Partner Handler’s Course, is a Community Learning Class offered through Central Oregon Community College in Bend. It is a workshop for the human end of the leash and it provides you with the skills needed for visiting with your dog in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and schools.
The course is preparation to become certified by Pet Partners. For more information about becoming a handler and about Pet Partners, go to:  https://petpartners.org/volunteer/become-a-handler/

Help Sponsor the Care of an Animal

Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine International Veterinary Student Association – Adopt A Nicaraguan Animal
The 2013 Annual Nicaragua trip is made up of 25 students from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine who donate their time to provide veterinary services to animal patients on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. The website tells all about this worthwhile program provided by the students. Some of the services include client education, spay and neuter clinics, vaccinations, and minor treatment procedures for the island’s dogs, (and this year will also include horses, cows, pigs, goats and chickens) many of whom have never been examined by a veterinarian or received even basic health care.
Learn how to help sponsor the care of a Nicaraguan animal, which would make a fine gift for any animal lover!