Welcome to Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic
Our mission at Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic is to foster the human animal bond by providing high quality veterinary care and service. Your pet’s health and happiness are our first priority.
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.
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 […]
Canine Parvovirus Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious viral disease of dogs that commonly causes acute gastrointestinal illness in puppies. The disease most often strikes in pups between six and 20 weeks old, but older animals are sometimes also affected. A rare variant of the disease may be seen in very young (neonatal) puppies […]
If you are reading this, you probably have a travel cage or your have a cat that won’t go in the cage. Maybe you want to use the travel cage for a trip to the vet or you’re moving to a new house, point is, cat cages come in handy. Not all cats are fond […]
Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling House soiling is the most common behavior problem reported by cat owners. The solution to your cat’s problem will depend on the underlying causes of their behavior. Why do cats eliminate outside the litter box? Your cat may have litter box trouble for any number of reasons, including medical problems, […]
Does Your Dog Freak Out When You Leave? How to help with your dog’s separation anxiety The Humane Society of the United States If your dog becomes destructive or soils the carpet when left alone, he’s expressing panic, not punishing you. If your dog seems to worry when you’re heading out, destroys stuff when you […]
Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats Heat stroke is a serious condition that unfortunately occurs all too often in dogs and cats. Your pet can succumb to heat stroke when his body’s core temperature rises excessively — typically to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to heat stroke because their furry […]
Prevent bites by knowing how to say hello. The consensus among animal behavior professionals is that the major cause of dog bites to humans is related to failure of owners and dog bite victims to recognize when dogs are fearful and know how to approach and greet dogs appropriately. But what exactly is the correct […]
First Aid Kit Emergency Pet Supplies and Resources: In the event of an emergency Notebook or index card with phone numbers and addresses, stored in sealable sandwich bag to keep dry Your neighborhood referring veterinarian clinic The nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) Pet Poison Helpline petpoisoinhelpline.com 1-800-213-6680 Microchip ID number and company phone # […]
What is a seizure or epilepsy? Seizures are one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs. The scientific term for seizure is “ictus”. A seizure may also be called a convulsion or fit and is a temporary involuntary disturbance of normal brain function that is usually accompanied by uncontrollable muscle activity. “Epilepsy is […]