Rabies Policy

In order to protect our staff, clients and patients, we reserve the right to refuse to treat cats and dogs that are not up to date with rabies vaccination.

Vaccinating pets not only protects them but it provides a “buffer zone” between humans and rabid wild animals. Oregon law requires that all dogs be vaccinated against rabies, as early as 3 months of age. Crook County requires rabies vaccination by the age of 6 months.

Nationally, twice as many cats as dogs are reported to have rabies each year, which is why it’s important to vaccinate your cats for rabies. Cats are natural predators and come into contact with bats far more often than other pets.