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.
As you decorate for the holidays, be aware of the health hazards tinsel and other festive frills pose for pets.
Holiday Health Hazards This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you want to get festive, mix some of your pet’s regular food with water to make a “dough” and roll out and cut into festive shapes, then bake until crunchy. The […]
Pet Cancer Signs and Symptoms Swollen Lymph Nodes These “glands” are located throughout the body but are most easily detected behind the jaw or behind the knee. When these lymph nodes are enlarged they can suggest a common form of cancer called lymphoma. A biopsy or cytology of these enlarged lymph nodes can aid in […]
November 6-12th is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. To celebrate, we are educating our clients on the wonderful job that our local shelter, The Canine Adoption Center, does. There are several animals in our area without homes. The wonderful staff at the Canine Adoption Center take in these animals, care for them, and help find […]
THE PET HEALTH LIBRARY By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP Kennel Cough (Infectious Tracheobronchitis) What is it? A dog with kennel cough. Kennel cough is an infectious bronchitis of dogs characterized by a harsh, hacking cough that most people describe as sounding like “something stuck in my dog’s throat.” This bronchitis may be of brief […]
It is National Veterinary Technician Week! Find out what makes these dedicated team members so amazing.
What Do Veterinary Technicians Do? In honor of National Veterinary Technicians Week, Vetstreet is doing a series of articles that highlight the work of these veterinary professionals who play such a vital role in the well being of our pets. Our first piece, by Dr. Marty Becker, Time To Sing Out for Vet Techs, the […]
Dogs get allergies, too, but in very different ways: Atopic Dermatitis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Can Dogs Have Allergies? Yes, dogs can get allergies just like humans do. Dog allergies are often caused by the allergens found in pollen, animal dander, plants, and insects, but dogs can also be allergic to food and medication as well. These allergies can cause symptoms such as excessive itching, scratching, and grooming; rashes; sneezing; […]
At the Mon County Canine Adoption Center all cat adoptions are currently $20 (Savings of $65.00!). All cats are spayed/neutered and are rabies vaccinated. The Canine Center has both dogs and cats up for adoption. We encourage you to come visit the dogs and cats. The cats are kept in a separate area from the […]
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 […]