The Animal Hospital of Pasco offers a wide range of services and some specialties that are difficult to find in the Tri-Cities area.

Here’s a brief summary of some of the services we offer:


For dogs: Distemper/parvo (DA2P/CPV, DHPP), Leptospirosis, Bordetella (“kennel cough”), canine influenza (H3N8/H3N2), Rabies, Rattlesnake vaccine.
For cats: FeLV (Feline leukemia), FVRCP-C (rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, feline distemper, feline chlamydia), Rabies.
For horses: Tetanus, Eastern and western encephalomyelitis, West Nile (both recombinant and killed virus forms), Rhinopneuminitis (“rhino”), Influenza, Strangles.

Spay & Neuter

Our spay and neuter surgeries are a one-day process. Typically your cat or dog is dropped off between 8:00 and 9:00 AM and they’re ready to go home between 2:00 and 5:00 PM. Related surgeries, such as vasectomies, ovary-sparing spays, and cryptorchidectomies, are also offered.

Microchip Implantation

Microchip implantation is inexpensive, a quick procedure, and permanently identifies your pet in case he or she is lost or stolen. The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. In our office, we use the AKC Reunite microchip.

Afterhours Emergencies & House Calls

We offer afterhours emergency services for our established clients. On-call doctors are available for equine emergencies at all times (subject to capacity) and small animal (i.e., cat and dog) emergencies before 10:00 PM and after 6:00 AM (small animal emergency calls received between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM are referred to the Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Service). Mobile vet units can be dispatched to clients’ homes and stables for emergencies or regularly scheduled appointments.

Image courtesy of Bowie International.

General Examination

Our doctors perform thousands of exams every year, ranging from annual wellness exams to investigation of specific health complaints. We honor complimentary exam coupons from the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter, and the American Kennel Club.


Dental Cleanings

Yearly dental cleanings are recommended for all pets, but are especially important for small breed dogs. Our cleanings include ultrasonic and hand scaling, hand polishing, and fluoride treatment. We are equipped for digital dental radiography and complex extractions. Dental procedures require anesthesia and can usually be combined with other surgeries if necessary.Pictured at right: Our lead technician, Roberta Quick, performing a dental cleaning on a miniature Schnauzer.


We offer boarding for cats and dogs older than four months. Boarders should be up to date on all their vaccinations. Cats and dogs are fed twice daily and always have access to fresh water. Dogs are walked twice daily. Our dog boarding runs measure about 3.5′ x 6′, are climate controlled, and have lots of natural light. They are checked and cleaned throughout the day. Cat boarding cages are about 3′ x 3′, but can be expanded to 3′ x 6′.

We feed Science Diet Adult food by default, but we can feed other foods if the owner supplies them. Owners are also welcome to send along their own toys, bedding, and treats. We can accommodate pets that have special medication requirements (e.g. insulin injections).

Basic Grooming and Related Procedures

Routine procedures like nail trims, full body shaves, anal gland expression, ear plucks, cheat removal, mat removal, and flea dips are available. Please keep in mind that our grooming services are hygiene-focused; if aesthetics are the main priority we recommend using a professional groomer instead.

Reproduction Services

We offer a variety of reproduction-related services for large and small animals, including collection, evaluation, artificial insemination (with fresh, cooled, or frozen semen), Cesarean section, and pregnancy checks (palpation, ultrasound, and radiography).Pictured at right: Radiograph (X-ray) of a very pregnant Shih Tzu mix with skulls and spines of puppies clearly visible.

Ear Crops

We are one of the few clinics in the Columbia Basin that offer this specialty procedure.The photo on the right (click to englarge) is an example of our doctor’s work; this doberman’s ears are cropped in the longer “show” style.

Laser Surgery

Surgical laser (as an alternative to the traditional scalpel) is an option for most of our surgeries. Our doctors recommend it because it results in less bleeding, less pain and inflammation, greater post-operative mobility, and reduced risk of infection. Read more at our Laser Surgery page.

Digital Radiography & Ultrasound

The Animal Hospital of Pasco uses Vetel Diagnostics digital-direct radiography systems (fixed and portable units) and the Samsung HS40 ultrasound system. Our digital radiography suite provides excellent image quality, allowing doctors to pick out fine details that may not be observable with less advanced equipment. And we’re one of the few practices in the area that use digital direct radiology; with our system, X-rays are captured by a sensor plate wired directly to a computer. Radiographs are viewable within seconds of imaging. Since all our medical imaging is digital, we’re able to transfer DICOM format original-quality imaging to other hospitals and doctors in mere minutes. We also freely provide clients with copies of their ultrasounds and/or X-rays — just ask your doctor for a CD or email.

At right you can see examples of our ultrasound (top) and digital radiography (bottom). Click either picture to enlarge.

Orthopedic Surgeries

Our doctors can perform some common orthopedic surgeries, such as femoral head ostectomies (FHOs), fracture repair, and treatment of luxating patellas.

OFA Certification

Our office can handle certification for any Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) database. Hip/elbow dysplasia is the most common. Because our entire process of imaging, submission and application is done digitally, our turnaround time may be shorter than other facilities’.

K-Laser Therapy

Our technicians are certified to administer K-Laser therapy. Individual therapies take less than ten minutes and use a specially modulated Class IV laser to relieve pain, speed healing, and reduce inflammation. The process is non-invasive; no surgery or drugs are involved. K-Laser therapy is useful in cases of osteoarthritis, edema, burns, muscle strain, and many other conditions.

Health Certificates

Our doctors are authorized to issue health certificates for domestic or international travel and can perform any required testing, such as rabies titers or Coggins/EIA tests. We’re also familiar with international import regulations for many countries.

Large Animal Endoscopy

We’re equipped to perform various endoscopies in large animals, including examination of the upper airways, guttural pouches, trachea, and larynx.

Equine Dentistry

Some of the equine dental procedures we perform include:

  • Periodontal procedures
  • Teeth floats
  • Extractions
  • Wave reduction
  • Step reduction
  • Ramps and hooks
  • Incisor realignment and reduction
Have questions about these or other services?
Email us or call our office at (509) 545-9949.
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