2575 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402
- Dental Care
- Preventative Care
- Wellness Plans
- Laser Therapy
Ever heard the expression that “you are what you eat”? Well the same is true for our pets!
A nutrition-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense and a cornerstone of preventive care. Proper daily nutrition will go a long way in keeping your pet healthy by bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development in younger animals.
Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors. For example, giant breeds such as Great Danes, mastiffs and giant schnauzers have unique needs that can’t always be met by commercial dog foods. Puppies require more calories than seniors, so your vet will recommend specially formulated foods for them and for animals who have certain health conditions, such as kidney disease.
At Four Corners Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets by advising you about what’s right for your animal.
Have questions or concerns about what your pet is eating? Call us at (541) 688-5521.
Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty frightening, right? As you can imagine, things would eventually start to go very, very badly inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those rotting teeth would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious health problems. And we haven’t even mentioned the daily, debilitating pain.
It’s the same scenario for your dog or cat. While some people might laugh at the idea of brushing their pet’s teeth or taking them for a dental cleaning, the fact is that by age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease.
Four Corners Veterinary Clinic offers complete pet oral health services, including:
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
- Tooth extractions
- Minor oral surgery
- Bond and seal treatments
Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future problems, especially if you have a pet who won’t tolerate brushing. Interested in learning how to brush your pet’s teeth? Call us at (541) 688-5521 and our veterinarians will be happy to help you get started!
Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet, and Four Corners Veterinary Clinic offers complete in-house diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment and an on-site laboratory. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait over night for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.
We have the capability to perform various blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis, and other types of testing on-site instead of sending samples to an outside lab.
Testing provided in the hospital includes:
- Liver enzyme screening
- Pancreatic evaluation
- Renal (Kidney) profiles
- Complete blood counts
- General chemistries
- FelV, FIV in cats
- Parvovirus in dogs
- Heartworm Testing
- Giardia Testing
While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.
Digital Radiology (X-Rays)
Four Corners Veterinary Clinic employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease.
Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal, and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like x-rays and ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size, and contractions.
Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still. Four Corners Veterinary Clinic employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Have questions about diagnostic imaging or want to schedule a consultation for your pet? Call us at (541) 688-5521.
Vaccines not only protect your pet from potentially deadly illnesses; they also protect your family. Some diseases such as rabies and leptospirosis, are zoonotic—which means they can be passed to humans.
While there are many different types of vaccines, they all work by preparing your pet’s body to defend itself against a virus or bacteria that causes disease. They do this by imitating an infection, causing the body to produce disease-fighting antibodies. Once the imitation infection goes away, your pet’s body will remember how to fight that disease in the future. Some of the more important vaccinations for pets include:
DA2PP—Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus
Canine distemper is a highly contagious illness that resembles measles for humans, while adenovirus-2 and parainfluenza are related to kennel cough. Parvovirus has a high mortality rate and can survive in an infected area for up to a year.
Prevention of this deadly disease is not only extremely important for dogs and cats, it is a legal requirement—and for good reason. With a 99.95% mortality rate, it remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
If you have a dog that loves to go on adventures or even one that spends a lot of time outdoors in a yard where there’s wildlife, then a leptospirosis vaccination is important. This disease is transmitted through direct contact with contaminated urine, water, or soil and can make your pet and family very sick.
Canine Influenza (CIV)
There has been a significant outbreak of this highly contagious respiratory disease across the country. Elderly dogs and those with existing heart and lung conditions as well as those who regularly encounter other dogs (through boarding or at dog parks) should be vaccinated.
This is another vaccination you should seriously consider—and may be required—if your dog is a social butterfly. Bordetella causes inflammation of the upper respiratory system which leads to coughing and illness, ultimately exposing your pet to secondary infections.
FIV—Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
FIV is most commonly transmitted through wounds accrued from biting and fighting. There is no cure for FIV, so the best way to avoid it for your cat is by proper prevention.
FeLV—Feline Leukemia Virus
Feline leukemia virus is commonly transmitted when cats groom each other or share a water bowl. The disease can target your cat’s white blood cells, making your feline more vulnerable to serious illness.
If your pet is overdue for his or her shots or if you’re going to be boarding your best friend soon, give us a call at (541) 688-5521!
Caring for the pets we love is about more than just providing food, shelter, vaccinations and love. While that’s a good start, long-term health and well-being may also include advanced therapies previously reserved for humans that have also been shown to be effective in helping our companion animals. Veterinary chiropractic is one of those.
Just as in people, this growing field of animal health care focuses on the restoration and preservation of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. It is a non-surgical, drug-free option for correcting bone, disc, and soft-tissue disorders as they relate to spinal configuration and movement. Veterinary chiropractic can benefit pets with both acute injuries and chronic conditions, such as:
- Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)
- Pain associated with hip dysplasia
- Intervertebral disc disease (slipped disc)
- Idiopathic lameness
- Weakness in a leg
- Urinary incontinence
- Sports injuries
- Other neurological conditions
Chiropractic is not limited to an injured or sick pet—this therapy can assist healthy and athletic animals as well, to help them maintain proper structural alignment. Other benefits can also include healthier metabolism and improved immune function. However, it’s important to note that chiropractic is not intended as primary health care or as a replacement for veterinary medicine.
If you think your pet might benefit from chiropractic, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation at (541) 688-5521.
Our onsite pharmacy carries a wide array of preventative medicines that will protect your pet from fleas, ticks, and heartworm, as well as intestinal parasites. And, unlike large online retailers, we can guarantee that all the products we sell are safe and effective.
In addition to flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, our pharmacy offers:
- Dental products
- Hip & joint medications
- Allergy remedies
- Supplements for healthy skin & coat
- Training & behavior aids
We know that you only want the best medical care for your pet. We also recognize that obtaining this care can feel expensive. Many of you have gone shopping for your pets’ chronic medications through large human pharmacies and online retailers. We always recommend that you obtain your prescriptions through a properly licensed and accredited veterinary pharmacy however; we wholeheartedly support your right to choose where you get your pets' medications. We will willingly write you a prescription for your pets' meds to be filled at the retailer of choice. When you request this service, here are a few things to know:
- We will only provide hard copy written prescriptions for your pets' medication. This ensures that proper written documentation of the prescription is entered in our medical files and it matches what is communicated to the outside pharmacy. This hard copy prescription is on security paper and will need to be picked up from the hospital and mailed or hand-delivered to the pharmacy of your choice.
- Communication with outside pharmacies is both frustrating and time-consuming which takes us away from our in-clinic duties. We believe our focus should be centered on the care of your pet. Therefore, we won’t spend time communicating with outside pharmacies in any form other than the original written prescription.
- We know that cost is a big part of your decision on where to purchase your medication. We are a small local business and like other small local businesses, we struggle to stay cost-competitive with large corporate and online retailers. We want you to know that we do our best to keep our prescription costs as low as possible. If you value personalized service from a local business, consider purchasing your prescriptions directly from our clinic or from our online store. This supports the local economy and helps our business stay strong and available for you and your pet.
- Our online pharmacy integrates with our practice management software. This allows you to skip the steps of calling the clinic, picking up a written prescription, mailing a prescription to a retailer then waiting for it to arrive. You can order your pet's medication or food directly through our website and receive it in a few days.
We love serving you and your pets. We always want to do the best thing for them. We hope you understand our desire to support your family. Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding obtaining prescriptions for your pets. Thank you for trusting us with your pets' medical care.
Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and Four Corners Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.
- Foreign body removal
Patient safety and comfort is our main priority. Our experienced veterinary anesthesiologists provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures, ensuring your pet recovers quickly and with minimum discomfort. We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Our veterinary team will walk you through the entire process, giving you the tools to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.
If you are considering veterinary surgery for your pet, please call us at (541) 688-5521 to schedule a consultation.
Just like you, we want your pet to live the longest, healthiest life possible. That starts with the basics: quality food, enough exercise, and regular check-ups. Yes, love is one of those basics, too—but we figure you’ve got that covered.
Yearly exams are very important in maintaining your pet's health. During your pet’s wellness exam, your Four Corners veterinarian will evaluate and examine your pet from head to tail.
We recommend that healthy adult pets visit the vet once a year. Puppies and kittens will initially need to come more often to ensure they get their needed vaccinations, and seniors (pets over about seven) should see us twice per year. Since animals age much faster than we do, disease and illness progress faster as well—and we want to catch problems early while they’re more treatable.
Exams and Consultations
During your pet’s appointment, our staff will go over your pet’s diet, preventative medicine, and exercise routine to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will conduct a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill.
We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
Our nose-to-tail wellness exams for dogs and cats are comprehensive. At an exam, our vet will:
- Assess your pet’s physical and dental health
- Perform blood, fecal, and urine screenings (if discussed with your doctor)
- Advise parasite prevention
- Assess nutritional needs
- Ask about behavioral changes
- Develop custom vaccination and/or health plan for your pet
A key component of preventative care is keeping your pet parasite-free. Contrary to popular opinion, fleas and ticks aren’t just annoying. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia. And ticks are well-known carriers of many harmful conditions, including Lyme disease.
Heartworm is another – and even graver – threat. Mosquitos can transmit the deadly worms to pets through just one bite. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet. (There is no heartworm treatment for cats.)
At Four Corners Veterinary Clinic, we understand that year-round prevention is the only guarantee your pet won’t suffer an uncomfortable – or even life-threatening – infestation. That’s why we carry many different types of flea, tick, and heartworm preventives in our clinic.
Preventative or wellness care is exactly what it sounds like – preventing problems before they start to ensure that your pet is happy, healthy, and comfortable. If it’s been a while since your pet had a routine exam or if you need to schedule a heartworm test or stock up on flea and tick preventative, give us a call at (541) 688-5521 today!
Preventive care can help set the foundation for a lifetime of good health for your pet. It’s essential for detecting diseases early on, before they become more serious problems.
Our customizable and comprehensive wellness plans allow pet parents to choose wellness options that fit their monthly budget and are the best for their individual animals. Once your pet is enrolled on a plan available services can be provided anytime throughout the year contract. These plans save you money on the total cost of necessary preventive care and treatments.
We offer wellness plans tailored to the needs of puppies, kittens, and adult dogs and cats. In addition to saving you money in the long run, these plans make your job as a pet parent easier. They lay out exactly what your pet needs and when to have a full year of good health.
For more information or to purchase a plan, call us at (541) 688-5521 today!
Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive and drug-free therapy used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to pain management.
How It Works
Laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue to promote healing by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
Treatments are a safe and relaxing experience for pets, and many actually fall asleep during the session! The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with most patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses, although exactly how many your pet may need will depend upon the type and severity of the condition being treated. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
Conditions improved with laser therapy:
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
Laser therapy is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative treatments. The broad biochemical benefits and lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative rehab method in veterinary medicine. Therapy laser can also be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by our veterinarians.
If you would like to know more about laser therapy and if it could benefit your pet, contact us at (541) 688-5521.
Microchips are permanent forms of identification guaranteed to last a lifetime, and they’re statistically the best option out there to ensure that, if your pet ever gets lost or runs away, they’ll be returned to you, safe and sound.
Did you know, for instance, that a microchipped dog is twice as likely to be reunited with his owner than a dog that hasn’t been chipped. For cats, that figure jumps to twenty times more likely.
These tiny chips get inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades, after which shelters, rescues, and clinics can scan your pet and, thanks to the contact information stored on the device, reunite you quickly and safely. The procedure itself is virtually painless, and, unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off or get lost. And, considering that only 17% of lost dogs and 2% of runaway cats make it back to their owners, don’t you want to take every precaution you can?
If your pet has yet to be chipped, give us a call at (541) 688-5521 to request an appointment today!
We understand that a pet is part of the family. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family, too—and our goal is to give them as many happy, healthy years with you as possible. From new puppies and kittens to graying seniors, we’ll be there every step of the way with comprehensive services and the experienced, compassionate care your pets deserve.