In order to provide the best possible care to our patients, and to keep compliant with current standards of care in veterinary practice, we will be referring our small animal patients (dogs and cats) to a fully staffed 24-hour veterinary hospital during the hours that we are closed. With the increased demand for such services, and the complexity of most emergency situations, we feel that this will be the best way to assure that our patients receive timely and thorough care for their emergency needs outside of our regular business hours.
We will be making this small change to our after hours services effective September 1st 2019. Our after hours phone message will reflect this information, and direct callers to a 24-hour clinic in our area. The closest 24-hour veterinary hospitals are Olympia Pet Emergency in Lacey, Olympia Veterinary Specialists in Lacey, and Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver. If you feel your pet may need advanced diagnostics or specialized services and you prefer to drive north, you may also want to consider Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tacoma.
If you have questions or concerns about how this might affect your service here at Cascade West, reach out to us and we will do our best to answer your questions. We are hoping this adjustment will allow us to better serve your needs when we are open, and we look forward to continuing to provide our patients with the best care and service we possibly can!