Welcome to Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic
Our mission is to secure the human-animal bond by practicing high quality surgical, diagnostic and preventative medicine while adhering to high moral and ethical standards of care in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere.
Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic has been serving furry family members since 1961. We offer reliable, high quality medical care (wellness, surgery, dentistry, in-house diagnostics, and boarding) for pets in Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Garrett counties. We are proud of our small town clinic feel, and we treat our clients and patients like family.
We are a small animal practice located just outside of the Morgantown City limits. Our dedicated and compassionate team cares for dogs, cats, rabbits and some pocket pets. We currently have 3 full time veterinarians, Owner and Dr. Kelley Owen, Dr. Aaron Pollock, and Dr. Jessica Anderson.
At Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic, we welcome any opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Our doors are always open to new clients and patients. We take the time to learn what you and your pet want and need by ensuring a complete picture of health, while always placing a strong emphasis on communication and education. We strive to maintain your loyalty with honesty and attention to all details. Please download and fill out our new client Registration form and bring it in for $5 off your first visit.
We love our pets, and we want to always make sure they get the care they need. The Care Credit healthcare credit card helps you manage unexpected expenses. Care Credit is offered at 165,000 different healthcare facilities, not just at veterinary clinics. It’s easy to apply to Care Credit and you will receive an answer almost immediately. There is a great, no interest if paid in full within 6 months, special financing offer on purchases over $200.
E-pet Health is a great way to keep up to date on your pet’s healthcare. E-pet gives you 24/7 access to your pet’s medical records. You can also manage your pet’s health services, view/schedule appointments, access pet health information, including videos and explore interactive pet education features. You can also access e-pet mobile apps for your iPhone or Android. It’s free and easy to sign up; just enter in your email address.
Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year. In the United States, one to two people die annually, and there were more than 6,000 reported cases of animal rabies in the U.S. in 2014. World Rabies Day, launched in 2007, aims to raise awareness about the public health impact of […]
Most owners know chocolate is toxic to dogs, but would you have ever guessed these foods are toxic, too?
Nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Alcohol Alcoholic beverages […]
Feline hyperthyroidism is a disorder resulting from excessive thyroid hormone. The disease occurs in middle-age to older cats without sex or breed predilection. Though functional benign enlargement (adenoma) is most common (98%), thyroid carcinoma (cancer) is another cause (2%). About 70% of cats have both lobes of the thyroid gland affected. Symptoms: May include weight […]
Preventing and Handling Diabetic Emergencies Caring for a pet with diabetes can be daunting. Fortunately, the key to successful diabetes management is simple: a consistent, established daily routine. A healthy diet is essential, and feeding your pet the same amount of food at the same time every day will help make blood sugar easiest to […]
Pet owners: Take advantage of this reminder: 1) Make an appointment with your veterinarian for microchipping if your pet isn’t already microchipped (then make sure that your pet’s chip is immediately registered). 2) Check your already-microchipped pet’s registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database, and make sure it’s up-to-date. Updating your pet’s microchip registration To […]
Vaccines are products designed to stimulate protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. They can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians. Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from […]
Most dogs do not like having their claws trimmed. Start trimming claws in young animals so that they get used to the process. Some dogs will happily sit in your lap or on a table while you trim their claws but many require some form of restraint. http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/Pet-Health-Topics/categories/procedures/dogs/clipping-your-dog’s-claws This information is not meant to be […]
Why is it so important? The basics of pet wellness begin with this simple but essential examination.
The Importance of Wellness Exams for Pets An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure A wellness exam is a medical examination, such as a yearly physical check-up, that is aimed at early detection of disease and helping to ensure a healthy life for your pet. Recent studies done by both the American […]
What Do Those Lab Tests Mean? This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. The results of laboratory tests on a patient are compared to reference ranges established by measuring the laboratory parameters in a group of normal animals. The reference ranges for […]