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Meet Felicia!

Felicia Silva is one of our (amazing) receptionists at West Valley Pet Clinic, where her luminous personality is a very welcome asset! Born and raised here in San Jose, Felicia grew up with backyard chickens, doves and finches, and still occasionally assists her uncle in the dove business. At home she has two very spoiled dogs named Bella and Sweety, and when she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, travel, and indulging her hidden talent of interior decorating and design.  Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!” 

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Pet Pride!

The Silicon Valley Pride Festival and Parade happens the weekend of August 24th- 25th at Plaza de César Chávez Park in downtown San Jose. We’ll have a booth on site on Sunday August 25th from 12-6pm and would love to see you! Click here for more information on this great community event.

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Join Us at the Saratoga Classic Car Show

We’ll be showing off our ’69 Bronco at the Saratoga Classic Car Show coming up Sunday, July 28th and we’d like to personally invite you out for all the fun! Our vintage Bronco is still serving us well as the West Valley Veterinary mobile vet vehicle, and it also has sentimental value because it’s the same age as our clinic! The Saratoga Classic Car Show is one of the biggest, most popular shows of its kind in the Bay Area and features over 300 classic vehicles, live music, food, local beer & wine, craft vendors and more. We hope to…

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Yes—We Make House Calls!

Make it easy on yourself and your pet with West Valley Pet Clinic’s Mobile Veterinary Service! It’s ideal for pets that are stressed by travel or vet visits, busy families, those with transportation issues and pets and people with mobility limitations.    High-quality, routine care and testing is available twice per month, and it’s offered with the same level of personal care and expertise that you’ll find in our clinic. For availability and to schedule a mobile vet appointment call us at 408-996-1155!

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Foxtails: Tiny Seeds, Big Problems

Foxtails are one of the more serious pet hazards: not only can they work their way into any part of your dog or cat, but they’re very hard to find in a pet’s fur. They like to get around, too—a foxtail in the nose can migrate to the brain and one in the skin can eventually make its way to a lung. To decrease exposure to foxtails, try to keep your pet out of tall grasses and remove all foxtail plants from your yard. If your pets are outside frequently, brush them regularly and check for foxtails over their entire…

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We Believe in Just Food For Dogs!

At West Valley Pet Clinic, we have seen first-hand how important good nutrition is for a pet’s health—in prevention of disease as well as management of some conditions. That’s why we carry and recommend Just Food For Dogs. This brand is one of our favorites because we believe they're doing it right. 100% of the ingredients and supplements they use are certified for human consumption by the USDA. They do this because high quality ingredients mean that your pet gets more of the nutrition he or she needs in every bite. JustFoodForDogs has 10 veterinarians on staff who formulate, research…

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Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30th is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, a day to celebrate shelter dogs and cats and the joy they bring to our lives. But the celebration isn’t all this day is about; it’s meant as an encouragement for those looking for new pets to seriously consider adopting animals from shelters. Every year, millions of pets wind up in shelters, and many never find forever homes. Another way to acknowledge Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is by helping to decrease the number of pets who end up in shelters. You can do this by: Microchipping your pet. Microchipping greatly reduces the number…

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We Want the Heart, Not Heartworms

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we’re glad to get the chance to highlight the importance of preventing this deadly disease. Heartworms are spread through the bites of infected mosquitos, which leave larvae inside your pet. The worms grow up and live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals. This is very serious for pets, as it can result in heart failure, lung disease and even death. This is one of the reasons we push prevention so hard. In addition, the cost and ease of the preventative treatment are much preferred to reactive procedures. We carry many…

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AAHA Accredited Again!

Every year the American Animal Hospital Association (or AAHA) evaluates veterinary practices to see if they meet that year’s medical, technical, and personal standards and award them accreditation, or official recognition. We are proud to say that, upon this year’s evaluation, we not only met but exceeded the expectations of the AAHA, resulting in our best score to date and our second year of re-accreditation! We couldn’t be happier to be among the 12-15% of practices in the US and Canada who can boast AAHA accreditation, because we know it means you and your pet are being provided with the…

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Of Pets and Arthritis

It’s that time of year! The sun is shining finally and the fresh air beckons! Dog parks are bursting with wiggling, happy dogs working feverishly to expend that pent-up energy from the rainy season and cats are stretching out those long legs and having to move from sun spot to sun spot rather than curling into a tight warm ball in the corner. It’s a joyful time of year for pet owners, but it’s also a common time of year that we hear concerns from clients who are noticing a stiffness or slowness to rise in their older pets the day…

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