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Mountainview VIP Rewards Program Is Here!!


We are so excited to be launching the Mountainview Pet Care Rewards Program this month!
This new Program will allow our VIP Enrolled Members to earn 5% Rewards on Services and Inventory purchases made through the Rewards Mobile App as well exclusive access to Discounted Coupon Packages, and Complimentary Exams.
Each Annual Membership covers all pets living in the Member’s household-so the Rewards can accumulate quickly for those multi-pet families!
For our busy VIP Members–payment through the Mobile App can be made from anywhere! Need to pick up RX or food? Just send your husband or neighbor down and pay with the app and they wont have to bother with it when they arrive!
Cash Back AND Convenience–all in one Program!!
Our followers on Facebook will get first-notice on when we run VIP Exclusive Specials for our Rewards Members!
Some restrictions apply-call us today for all the details and we’ll help you get started earning cash back right away!

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ACUPUNCTURE NOW AVAILABLE


Mountainview Small Animal Hospital is proud to announce that Dr. Tran has finished her year-long course of study and her final exams, and is now certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. She is excited to be able to offer this alternative therapy to her patients in order to help improve their quality of life by combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with our Western Medicine protocols; together, they can be used to treat and/or relieve symptoms from conditions such as arthritis, neurologic disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, paralysis, muscle injuries, and more.

Acupuncture is a very safe, relatively painless procedure where hair-thin needles are placed over different “points” on the body to stimulate the body to heal itself-naturally. Traditional Eastern Medicine describes acupuncture as a method that rebalances the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), that travel along the 12 meridians in the body, by inserting small needles into the acupuncture points, it can redirect the flow of energy and restore the body to balanced health.

The Western Medicine rationale is that the body’s acupuncture points are located at nerve clusters and blood vessels and by stimulating these areas trigger physiological effects such as increased blood flow, improved immune function, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins (a pain control hormone), serotonin, and small amounts of cortisol (a natural steroid).

Dr. Tran plans on expanding her studies in the field of alternative medicine by continuing her education to include herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui-na (a form of acupressure/massage therapy). Her belief is that we can combine the best of both Eastern and Western medicine to help our patients live long, healthy and happy lives.

If you feel acupuncture might be beneficial for your pet, call our office to learn more, or to schedule a consult with Dr. Tran.

Check out these interesting articles for more information:
DVM360 Article on Acupuncture
National Geographic on Acupuncture
Washington State University on Acupuncture

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Dr. Hempel and his staff are caring and competent. I believe they offer excellent care for my animals. I've been coming to this facility for over 30 years. Although I know they are a bit more expensive, I think you get what you pay for. Dr. Hempel is an excellent diagnostician and surgeon. The staff is warm and friendly offering cuddles and pats to nervous patients.
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