We’re Open, Surgeries Limited to Emergency Only

Responding to the most recent information from Governor Brown, SOVSC will remain in operation due to the nature and essential need of our services. We will still be providing the excellent care our surrounding area has come to expect from us as the regions only veterinary emergencyand specialty center. We will still provide consultations for both Internal Medicine and Surgery … Read More

COVID-19 Updated Procedures

In order to provide the compassionate care we’re known for, SOVSC has made the difficult decision to implement strict guidelines to prevent unnecessary COVID-19 exposure to our employees. Their health and wellness are a critical part of continuing to provide care for our patients 24/7.  The following are the Social Distancing Protocol we have implemented at SOVSC and will continue … Read More

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

During this stressful time as we all navigate necessary precautions for the COVID-19 outbreak, we want you to know that we are always here for you. While other businesses are closing their doors, either by volunteer or government mandate, we are still open to care for your pets. We are available in crisis scenarios and want to ensure the health … Read More

Poison Prevention Week: Pet Edition (Part 2)

In 2019, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received approximately 229,223 calls concerning pet exposures to potentially poisonous items. We’ve already shared the top ten most deadly things in and around your house but, unfortunately, there are many more dangers to watch out for! For Poison Prevention Week (March 15th– March 21st) we wanted to make it easier by … Read More

Poison Prevention Week (Part 1)

The third week in March is “National Poison Prevention Week”. We want to make sure that you don’t forget the furry family members as they are often the most vulnerable! It’s scary when a pet is suddenly ill, and when it comes to poisonous substances, those situations are usually avoidable. Being preventative now means not having to feel regret later! … Read More

Dog Toys (Part Two) – Safety

We recently shared a story on Facebook about a tragic situation involving a rope toy. A pet parent was devastated after their dog shredded the toy, ingesting long pieces of it that ended up causing the dog to pass away. While this situation isn’t necessarily common, it is something that can happen. We wanted to provide some safety tips when … Read More

Dog Toys (Part One)

Did you know that many behavioral problems in dogs are the result of boredom or excess energy? Not only do toys offer physical stimulation, they’re enriching for the mind! If your dog is digging, chewing on furniture, shoes, etc. the right toy might just be the ticket to a happy dog and a relaxed pet owner. There are different types … Read More

Congratulations Dr. Rory Applegate!

Congratulations to Dr. Rory Applegate for passing her boards in Internal Medicine! She has joined the ranks of our other board-certified veterinarians at Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center. But what does “board-certified” mean? A board-certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who, after veterinary school, completes an internship and a minimum of two to three additional years of intense training in … Read More

Safe Summers with Your Dog

Summer is a wonderful time of year! Long days, warm nights, fun road trips… and of course you want to take your best friend with you! Your dog is always ready for your next adventure. As fantastic as it is to have your pup with you all the time, there are many things you should consider during these hot months. … Read More