We use current medical, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to guide our clients in keeping their animal as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Astoria Animal Hospital is a full-service provider of veterinary medicine to primarily dogs and cats in the Clatsop County and North Coast area of Oregon. Our services include (but are not limited to) wellness exams, disease prevention and vaccination, parasite control, early disease detection blood work, survey radiography, prophylactic dental cleanings and surgery. We also provide boarding services as well as euthanasia and cremation.
The Five Freedoms
The Five Freedoms ensure that we meet the mental and physical needs of animals in our care. Learn more
Freedom from hunger and thirst
by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor. This must be specific to the animal. For example, puppies, adult dogs, pregnant cats, and senior cats all need different types of food provided on different schedules.
Freedom from discomfort
by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. This means you should provide soft bedding and an area with appropriate temperature, noise levels, and access to natural light. If an animal is outside, it must have shelter from the elements as well as appropriate food and water bowls that will not freeze or tip over.
Freedom from pain, injury or disease
by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. This includes vaccinating animals, monitoring animals, physical health, treating any injuries and providing appropriate medications.
Freedom to express normal behavior
by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal’s own kind. Animals need to be able to interact with — or avoid — others of their own kind as desired. They must be able to stretch every part of their body (from nose to tail), and run, jump, and play. This can be particularly challenging when animals are housed in individual kennels.