Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center provides care for your dogs and cats under one roof, but in two separate clinics. Each clinic has its own entrance, waiting area, and exam room. Dogs and cats notoriously do not get along, and Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center provides the solution to this rift. With separate clinics, you do not have to worry about your dog getting in a fight with a cat or vice versa. This minimizes stress for the animals, according to their website.
The separation of the dogs and cats also helps avoid overstimulation for your animal. Taking your animal to the vet can be a stressful situation for your pet, so why not eliminate some of the stress at Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center in South Portland? Your dog will not be worried about the smell of a cat in the room with their separate clinics. Your cat will not be stressed from the barking of dogs with their separate clinics. Your pet will be able to wait in peace to be seen with their separate clinics.
If you have a dog, Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center can take care of all of your pet needs. They provide all routine procedures and surgeries on-site. They also have specialists who often perform surgery when needed. In complex cases, they network with highly trained specialists and provide referrals as needed.
Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center in South Portland has two “dogs-only” exam rooms—one for small dogs and one for larger dogs. Each exam room uses pheromones that appease dogs and keep them calm throughout their stay. And their kennels accommodate dogs of all sizes, while sick dogs are kept in isolation for safety reasons. Dog runs are also available for dogs who need more space. One client says of Dr. Walker, the resident veterinarian, “Dr. Walker does a great job of educating pet owners. I’ve learned how to recognize when Lola is sick, what plants and foods are bad, the importance of brushing my pet’s teeth and more.”
If you have a cat, Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center can also take care of all your feline needs. Again, all routine procedures and surgeries are done on-site, and they work with trained specialists for complex cases. The exam rooms are cats only. There are blankets and beds to make the cats warm and comfortable and at ease in the veterinary environment. Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center also uses “Feliway,” a natural pheromone to help calm cats, reduce stress, and make the visit to the vet as easy as possible.
The cat kennels include blankets, beds, litter boxes, food, and hide out spaces. Sick cats are kept in isolation to protect the other animals. One client said, “Taking my kitty KC to the vet had always been a chore. It usually took the two vet techs, the vet and myself to hold her down for any procedure. The first time Dr. Walker cared for KC, her gentle voice, and warm patience was all KC needed to ensure her that she was safe. At that moment, I knew that Dr. Walker was the one for my furry family and me.”
Come in today to meet Dr. Walker and introduce her to your furry friend. Call for an appointment at 503-892-6387. Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center is located at 0123 SW Hamilton Street in South Portland, one block above Macadam Avenue. Next time your pet needs a check up or surgery, consider Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center for all your pet needs.