The basis of all good medicine begins with the examination. While everyone at Union Animal Hospital is a true animal lover and want to help every pet in need, we are bound by many federal and state laws. Thus, the need to schedule your pet for an appointment before offering any medical advice or treatment.
Examination... the heart of the veterinary visit.
Many people believe the main reason to bring your pet in once a year is to administer vaccines… WRONG! Vaccines are a tool of preventive medicine, what begins the process is the annual examination. It is recommended to have a physical exam performed by a veterinarian on at least an annual basis. Union Ave Veterinary Hospital requires annual examinations of all pet in order to prevent or treat many on-going health problems and in order to be in compliance of WSVMA and WAC guidelines.
For a majority of health conditions, we will be able to provide you and your pet with the medication needed to start therapy immediately, no waiting in line surrounded by sick people! For special needs, written prescriptions are also available
Union Animal Hospital has an on-site laboratory and also has relationships with several outside sources for additional services.
Should a healthcare intervention require hospitalization, skilled nursing as well as the necessary healthcare equipment are standing by. If your pet requires advance care, we will gladly arrange the smooth transfer of your pet to a 24-hour facility.
There may be times that your pet is in need of additional care or advanced diagnostics that are not available immediately on-site, Union Animal Hospital has a relationship with several referral veterinary specialists
We're pleased to offer the following services at Union Ave Veterinary Hospital:
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Types of Pets Seen
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Union Ave Veterinary Hospital, we can care for many types of pets: