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  • New Hospital

    VRCCO New Hospital Updates

    The Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon prides itself on providing the highest level of care possible and is continuing that dedication with the opening of a new 27,000-square-foot state-of-the-art hospital. The new facility will allow VRCCO to offer cutting-edge services with the only animal-dedicated MRI in the area, a bone, joint and spine center…

  • Raise the woof gala

    Raise the Woof Gala

    RAISE THE WOOF – A BENEFIT GALA BY VRCCO Our first fundraising event, the Raise the Woof Benefit Gala, was a huge success thanks to our many generous sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff that helped along the way. Everyone enjoyed beautiful musical entertainment from Jaymi Vision, animal encounters from Gramma Rose’s, delicious food from Cody’s…

  • What is Internal Medicine?

    What is Internal Medicine? Dr. Matt Vaughan DVM, DACVIM answers questions to help explain how his practice helps return your pet to its best life. Q: If you had to describe the internal medicine department at VRCCO to a pet-parent, how would you describe it? A: The internal medicine department sees complex cases that either…

  • dealing with the loss of a pet

    Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

    Coping With The Loss Of A Pet On behalf of everyone at the Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved friend.  We understand how extremely difficult this process is, and we can’t imagine the pain and sadness you and your family are going through. We…

  • Cheatgrass dangers

    Dangers if cheatgrass goes undetected

    Issues caused by cheatgrass If a dog inhales cheatgrass, it can go down the esophagus and will likely be digested. However, if swallowed and it makes its way down the trachea, it can become a migrating foreign body. That foreign body can then make its way to the heart, lungs, or abdomen and become an…

  • Tri Cities CE

    VRCCO to host Tri-Cities CE Event

    For the first time, Veterinary Referral Center will head out of Oregon to host a continuing education event. The dinner will take place in Richland, WA on May 25 and will include an hour of RACE-Approved lectures as well as free dinner and drinks. Space is limited so please register by May 20 by emailing…

  • AVCO Eye Exam Event

    VRCCO to host National Service Animal Eye Exam Event

    The Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon is providing Service and Working Animals with free eye exams this May as part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO) 14th National Service Animal Eye Exam Event, sponsored by Epicur Pharma®. After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the event is back at full strength this year,…

  • Pet toxin

    What to do if your pet ingests a toxin

    What to do if your pet ingests a toxin Decontamination is the most important part of toxin exposure. “It is important to get rid of the toxin as fast as possible,” says Dr. Tessa Cowser. It is highly recommended that decontamination is done with the supervision of a veterinarian professional. There is an old-school at-home…

  • Spring-symposium-schedule

    Join us in Bend for our first annual Spring Symposium

    RACE-approved lectures for veterinarians and technicians.

  • Behind the scenes CT Scan

    Behind the scenes of a CT Scan at VRCCO

    A CT Scan is one of the best tools we have at VRCCO in helping to diagnose what might be causing your pet’s pain. Hailey wasn’t feeling like herself so our talented staff went to work to find out why.