Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. See our Surgery FAQs.
Anesthesia: We practice modern, "balanced" anesthesia, using appropriate doses and combinations of proven, safe medications to assist in keeping your pet comfortable. Local blocks, epidurals, continuous rate infusions and dental nerve blocks are all routine procedures at Woodside Animal Hospital. All patients have continuous vital sign monitoring and diligent nursing attention by licensed, highly skilled staff during every anesthetic procedure and in recovery.
Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to internal medicine specialists who perform ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and help our patients that have complicated needs.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high-quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. These services include digital imaging and dental radiograph (x-ray) capability and review by board-certified radiologists as indicated. Once weekly, we offer in-house ultrasound capability.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry: Our dental services include preventative care, treatment of calculus and gingivitis via thorough cleaning and polishing above and below the gum line, tooth extractions, and minor oral surgery. We consult and facilitate root canals, major oral surgery, and other specialized work as necessary.
Laboratory: Our quick, in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We recommend and offer microchip identification for all pets.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Why shop at Woodside Animal Hospital instead of Internet or Chain Store Pharmacies?
Offering a comprehensive in-house pharmacy offers our patients faster, more personalized service and quicker treatment than would otherwise be possible if our clients had to delay treatment until prescriptions could be filled by other providers. By filling your medications exclusively with us, the risk of medication interactions is lowered. Our pricing is competitive, you never have to pay for expedited shipping, and we are proud to be available to answer your questions comprehensively and accurately. Many large chain human pharmacies do not have sufficient veterinary knowledge to recognize veterinary doses and answer your questions about administration, which are frequently different in pets than humans. Additionally, their staff may not be able to attend to an animal prescriptions as quickly as we can, due to demands on their time communicating with insurance providers for the people prescriptions they are filling! Furthermore, veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturers will only honor product guarantees when medications are prescribed by and purchased from the pet's veterinarian directly. Our frequent contact with our pharmaceutical suppliers allows us to stay abreast of new educational and research information. Be assured that your support of our pharmacy will help ensure the continued availability of the convenience of a "one-stop shop," as well as help us keep the costs of other veterinary services lower. Woodside Animal Hospital does offer an online store as well to facilitate shopping at your convenience, day or night. Please ask us for more details.
Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on your pet.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice and extensive behavioral modification plans for a wide variety of behavioral concerns. Some of the many problems we can assist you with include excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression, as well as separation anxiety and firework/noise phobias. We also can provide pre-adoption counseling to help you be certain that the pet you are planning to adopt will fit in well with your family, lifestyle and plans. Our staff can provide you with information about introducing new pets into your house and helping your pet adjust to a new baby, as well as books and other behavioral products available on the market.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the medical practice of stimulating specific points on the body to provide pain relief, help restore normal biochemical homeostasis and treat a multitude of concerns, including chronic debilitating disease, acute medical conditions, and even chronic anxiety. Modern research supports that this ancient therapy is a proven chemical means to increase blood supply, decrease inflammation, and influence neurotransmitters within the body. Treatments can vary from a single session to a series of sessions, and sessions typically take 30-60 minutes. This medical treatment option is considered extremely safe and we are pleased to offer this service to our clients.
Boarding: We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies. This number connects you with the Animal Emergency and Trauma Center in Poulsbo directly. Alternative local emergency centers include Summit Veterinary Referral Center on South 80th Street in Tacoma at 253-983-1114, The Animal Emergency Clinic in Tacoma (253-474-0791) and Central Kitsap Animal Hospital in Poulsbo (360-692-6162). The direct line for the Animal Emergency and Trauma Center in Poulsbo is 360-697-7771. All of these facilities offer excellent care 24/7.