Frequently Asked Questions


We want to ensure that you stay informed and involved through every step of your pet’s treatment at Third Street Veterinary Hospital. Our experienced team is proud to serve McMinnville, OR, and surrounding communities with exceptional veterinary care, including routine exams, pet vaccinations, and more. To learn more, read below for some of the most common questions about our services.

Our Frequently Asked Questions

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

In general, we recommend that these surgeries be done between six months and one year of age. There are some dog breeds that the doctor may recommend waiting until after one year of age.

Do you offer grooming?

While we do not offer grooming services, we do offer nail trims for established patients.

Can I make payments?

We do require full payment at the time of service and do not offer payment plans or delayed billing. We accept CareCredit, as well as most major credit cards, and we allow pre-payment on accounts.

Do you see horses or large animals?

We do not treat horses, large or stock animals. We provide care for dogs and cats only.

When does my puppy or kitten need vaccines?

We recommend starting vaccinations at about eight weeks of age. Some of these vaccinations will need to be boosted every month until your puppy or kitten reaches four to six months of age. We offer well kitten and puppy packages, which include the recommended vaccinations, wellness examinations, and testing at a discount. Call us for more details.

Do you offer tail docking?

We do offer tail docking for puppies and recommend this procedure be done between three and five days of age. 

Why should I get my pets teeth cleaned? What is a dental cleaning for my pet?

Just like us, oral health affects the physical health of our pets. Dental disease can lead to painful infections, as well as kidney, liver, and heart issues in severe cases. Our skilled staff use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces, above and below the gumline.

The teeth and mouth are also evaluated for periodontal disease, tooth fracture, or other problems which are addressed by the doctor. Once the cleaning is completed, your pet’s teeth are polished on all surfaces.

How much is the routine exam fee?

An office exam for a dog or cat is $55. This is a full physical exam, where the doctor will look at all areas of your pet and assess your pet’s health. Lab work, vaccinations, or treatments may be recommended at an additional cost. 

Do you offer after hours emergency care?

After hours emergencies are referred to Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin at 503-691-7922, Salem Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 503-588-8082 or Wilvet Emergency in Salem 503-741-8858

Do you take walk-ins?

We offer services by appointment only.

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Our Location

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

McMinnville Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm