Canine Influenza Vaccine: A Nationwide Backorder

Canine Influenza (CIV), or “Dog flu”, burst into the lives of dog owners and veterinarians in 2015, wreaking havoc particularly in the Midwest. Fortunately for the dog-loving Pacific Northwest, thanks to hardworking veterinarians, rescue organizations and vaccine companies, a vaccine for this highly contagious respiratory virus was developed and rolled out before we saw a…

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More Pets + Fewer Staff = Challenges for All

As you’ve heard from us and likely experienced over the last 18 months, the pandemic has put enormous strain on veterinary care providers. This happened for a variety of complex and intertwined reasons, but at its core can be simplified to: More pets – Folks looking for quarantine companionship increased pet adoptions and the acquisition…

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Is your pet’s rabies vaccine up-to-date?

Why do we recommend rabies vaccination for ALL cats and dogs, even those who are exclusively indoor? This is why… 2 rabies-infected bats have been found in the Portland area in the last week. One of these bats was found by a pet dog in a Portland park and the other was INSIDE a Beaverton…

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Taking the “Pet” out of Petrified!

That’s the mission of Fear Free, a program started by “America’s Veterinarian” Dr. Marty Becker to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety & stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.* At Frontier, Dr. Marcus, Dr. Skloven, and our Patient Care Team Leader Simone, CVT, are all Certified Fear Free Professionals…

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FAQs on Emergency & Preventive Care During this Historic Time

As you’ve heard and likely experienced, the pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for all types of veterinary care, from emergencies and urgent care to preventive care and puppy/kitten visits. We’ve had to make some tough decisions over the last year, but all of these have been made with our patients’ and community’s well-being in…

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A Year into a Global Pandemic: Updates & Reminders

In March it will be a full year since the pandemic changed everything in our lives. While there was no way to predict all the impacts, one of the most unexpected effects is a dramatic surge in needed veterinary care. Folks adopted pets to be their quarantine companions, a huge change in how veterinary practices…

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Why is Frontier still doing curbside service?

Short answer – because we want to stay open to serve YOU! First, we are following Oregon OSHA’s mandatory Temporary COVID-19 Workplace Rules, which includes specific requirements for veterinary facilities and mandates curbside service. The Rule’s provisions take effect November 16, 2020 and will remain in place until May 4, 2021, unless revised or repealed…

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An Update on Veterinary Care in the Age of Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, veterinary practices are experiencing an unprecedented demand for our services. The reality is that our local veterinary community is overwhelmed with patients needing care to the point that some general practices have had to stop taking new patients for routine appointments, and ER facilities are working on up to 12…

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Kindness is contagious, help us spread it!

We believe in transparency within our team and with our clients, so we’re sharing this message with you as part of the Frontier family. Frontier is a big, busy hospital and we’re accustomed to working at a fast pace and triaging emergencies on top of an already full appointment schedule, but the past four months…

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COVID-19 Updates

I heard that 2 cats have tested positive – Can my pet get COVID-19? The CDC announced on Wednesday, April 22 that 2 pet cats in New York State tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. While concerning, what we know is that these cats contracted the virus from people, and there is no information suggesting that pets can transmit…

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    Put a plan together for your pet.