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Serving Sula to Missoula
Serving Sula to Missoula
Serving Sula to Missoula
Serving Sula to Missoula

Dedicated Veterinary Services

We are a full care clinic located in Corvallis, MT, in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. We provide services to pets and small farm animals including routine care, surgery, and diagnostics such as radiology and ultrasonography. We have been caring for Bitterroot pets for over 20 years.  

Dr. Kevin Horton began the clinic in the early 90’s, then Drs. Michael Smith and Melinda Robin owned the practice for nineteen years. Dr. Donna Lewis, a Bitterroot native, purchased the clinic in March of 2015 and is excited to be practicing in her home state.

We appreciate the loyalty of our clientele over the years and look forward to many more years working with the pets and people of Western Montana.  

Feel free to call our office at (406)-961-3077 or stop by from 8:00-5:30 Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment or ask for more information about our services.

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Mission Statement

At Willow Mountain Veterinary Clinic, we endeavor to provide friendly, compassionate veterinary care to pets and small farm animals and pride ourselves on our high standard of care and dedicated staff. We strive to exceed your expectations and make you and your pets feel at home. Our goal is to keep your pets happy and healthy and respect the integral part animals play in our daily lives.

What’s Going On At The Clinic?

Falkor is a bearded dragon native to Australia. He enjoys crickets, worms, fresh fruits and veggies, and taking baths.
He also enjoys his new friend Toast, the clinic cat who keeps everyone entertained with his constant need for attention.

We have recently remodeled to establish a new operating room and procedure/treatment room
Click HERE for more info.

A tick causing tick paralysis removed from one of our patients this spring

Tick Talk: Now’s the Time for Tick Preventives

As the snow melts off and summer is just around the corner, ticks are out in force. Ticks are a type of external parasite that feed on the blood of their animal hosts. Although tick bites themselves are not usually painful, ticks can transmit diseases and cause tick paralysis.

Disease that can be transmitted by ticks to your pet include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and anaplasmosis. These diseases can cause multiple symptoms and require diagnosis and treatment by your veterinarian. Tick paralysis is caused by neurotoxins secreted in the saliva of specific species of female ticks. Your pet will exhibit ascending muscular weakness, first noticed in the hind end and then moving toward forelimbs and face. In severe cases, respiratory muscles can become paralyzed and your pet can have difficulty breathing. Once the tick is found and removed, complete recovery usually occurs within 1-3 days with supportive care.

Since the time between tick attachment and disease transmission is unknown, it is best to prevent tick attachment and regularly check your pet for ticks. The best way to find ticks on your pet is to run your hands over their entire body. See below on how to remove a tick. Although ticks frequently attach around the head, ears, neck, and feet, they can be anywhere on the body. There are many topical and oral products for tick prevention, and your veterinarian can help you choose a product that is right for your pet. Stop by our office to chat with us about how to best protect your pet against ticks.

Tick removal: Wear gloves. Using tweezer, grasp the tick as close to the surface of the skin as possible. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk because that could cause the tick’s mouth-parts to break off in the skin. Ensure that the mouth parts are removed from your pet’s skin, and then thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with soap and water. Dispose of the tick by submersing it in alcohol or flushing down the toilet (do NOT crush the tick with your fingers).

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Summer Tips for Your Pets

The Bitterroot Valley is a great place to explore with your dogs! Many hiking/jogging trails are dog friendly. Later in the summer when the water tames down, the Bitterroot River is a fun place for your furry friends to cool off.
As the weather warms up, remember not to leave your pets in hot cars. What seems like a short time to you can be deadly to pets in the summer heat.

Contact Info

 

1039 Main St
Corvallis, MT 59828

 

Phone: 406-961-3077

E-Mails:
staff@willowmtnvet.com
drdonna@willowmtnvet.com

Coverage Area

 

Serving the Bitterroot Valley including Corvallis, Hamilton, Victor, Stevensville, Florence, Darby, Lolo, Connor, and Sula, Montana

Member Of

American Veterinarian Medical Association Montana Veterinarian Medical Association

 

 

IVMA (Idaho Veterinarian Medical Association)

Payment Methods

We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, Cash, Check and Care Credit