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A Message regarding Canine upper respiratory infections

To all our friends and family of Roseway Veterinary Hospital:

We know that there has been a lot in the news recently regarding a new respiratory disease affecting dogs in Oregon and a few other states. We know that you are concerned about your dog’s health and look to us for answers and guidance. To that end, here are a few things we know about the disease and a few things to consider regarding your family member’s safety and health:

  • A respiratory illness is affecting our canine patients in some areas of the United States including Oregon.
  • Diagnostic testing has not yet confirmed the cause.
  • We are taking precautions at Roseway Veterinary Hospital if any respiratory disease is suspected in any of our patients coming to the hospital.
  • We have no reason to believe this illness can cause disease in people or cats. We (the veterinary community) do NOT believe that it is caused by the COVID-19 virus.

We are currently advising the following for our canine patients:

Ensure respiratory vaccines are up to date for eligible dogs, including Bordetella (aka kennel cough), Parainfluenza virus and canine influenza virus (which we currently have in stock). To reduce the risk of exposure, you may want to try to limit your dog’s time around other dogs. This may mean reducing or suspending time at doggy daycare or grooming facilities, limiting time in boarding facilities (and considering in-home pet-sitters) and avoiding dog parks and other public areas.

In the meantime, monitor your dog closely for any of the following respiratory signs: coughing or productive coughing (e.g., mucus from the mouth after coughing), sneezing, discharge from the nose or mouth, rapid or labored breathing, lethargy or weakness, decreased appetite or complete absence of appetite, or fever. If you notice any of these signs in your dog, please schedule an appointment with us for further assessment and notify the hospital of respiratory signs in advance of your arrival so that precautions can be taken to prevent infecting other dogs. If an appointment cannot be scheduled within 2-3 days with us, or if worsening or more severe signs are noted, please seek same-day care at an urgent care or emergency hospital facility. Please remember antibiotics should only be used under the direction of a veterinarian in response to clinical signs. Antibiotics do not prevent disease; they do not treat viral diseases and should not be started in patients without symptoms indicating a need for antibiotics.

We know that this can be scary, but we are here to help.

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Our goal is to provide the best veterinary care and the best experience for each pet and owner, with our core values always at the forefront.

Excellence:
We strive to deliver high-quality medical care with the best possible outcomes and to embrace opportunities to continually raise the bar on our performance.

Attentiveness:
We are committed to giving every patient and owner our full attention and dedication so that each encounter is fulfilling and rewarding for everyone involved.

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We aim to treat every person and pet with sensitivity, empathy, and compassion and to apply core Fear Free principles to every encounter with our patients.

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We promise to work together to the best of our abilities; to be open to change; to foster a positive environment of open and honest communication, cooperation, supportiveness, personal growth, and mutual productivity.

RVH Employee Benefits Eligibility Summary

All regular employees (part and full-time):

  • Veterinary products and services discount: Free exams, 50% off services, and products at cost (immediately)
  • Holiday pay (immediately)
  • Paid sick leave per City of Portland regulations (immediate accrual 1 hour earned per 30 hours worked)

Full time employees (32+ hours/week); 1st of the month after 60 days:

  • Medical (three plans to choose from), vision, and dental insurance (RVH contributes up to 50% of monthly premiums for employees)

Full-time employees; after a 90-day probationary period:

  • Above benefits, plus:
  • Uniform allowance (2 sets of scrubs per year)
  • Paid sick leave up to 40 hours per year – bank available for use (see accrual method above)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (RVH pays premium)
  • Fear-free individual certification paid by RVH
  • X-ray certification and training paid by RVH
  • Annual bonus - December
  • Aflac supplemental insurance option, paid in full by the employee

All employees; after one year AND 1,000 hours of service

  • 401K with up to 4% match

Full-time employees; after 1 continuous year of service:

  • Paid vacation up to 40 hours per year
  • Parental leave (six weeks paid out of the 12 weeks allowed unpaid by the FMLA) upon the birth or adoption of a child
  • Pet insurance for one pet of employee’s choice – monthly premium paid by RVH up to $100/mo.

Full-time employees; after 5 continuous years of service:

  • Paid vacation up to 80 hours per year

Coming Soon:

  • Wellness membership(s)

If this sounds like the place for you, please check our current openings. We’d love to see a cover letter highlighting why you think you’d be a good fit for our practice as well as a full updated resume or CV. Please send all questions and inquiries regarding applications and/or open positions to delaney@rosewayvet.com.

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