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Best Veterinary Clinic in Edina 2014!

Westgate Pet Clinic is honored to have won Best Veterinary Clinic in Edina for 2014!  This top honor goes to the veterinary clinic that garnished the most votes from the readers of Edina Magazine. Thank you to all our clients who were kind enough to vote for us.  We are honored to work with clients we respect and their furry companions who we can't get enough of!Best of edina 2014

 

 

 

 

Westgate Pet Clinic welcomes Dr. Catherine Hageman

 

Westgate Pet Clinic is delighted to announce Dr. Catherine Hageman as a new addition to Westgate Pet Clinic.  Dr. Hageman hales from Fort Collins, Colorado, and has been enjoying our Minnesota hospitality for a little over a year now.  Dr. Hageman  is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University Veterinary College and a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  Dr. Hageman has an interest in complicated medical cases and enjoys building relationships with pets and their people!


Dr. Hageman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westgate Pet Clinic says goodbye to one of its own

Ben Roxy 2008Dr. Bennett Porter III, the third official veterinarian of the Porter family, has decided to retire.  After being a veterinarian for 32 years, and owning Westgate for 17 years, Dr. Porter has decided that the time is right to leave practice.  Don't worry, he's in good health, and is planning on taking time to pursue his hobbies of biking, playing piano, and working with stained glass.

When asked if he would like to say anything to the clients and friends of Westgate that he has cherished throughout the years, the always humble Dr. Porter simply said, tell everyone "Thank You".

 

 

 

Westgate Pet Clinic welcomes Dr. Catherine Hageman

Charlie and IWestgate Pet Clinic is delighted to announce Dr. Catherine Hageman as a new addition to Westgate Pet Clinic.  Dr. Hageman hales from Fort Collins, Colorado, and has been enjoying our Minnesota hospitality for a little over a year now.  Dr. Hageman is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University Veterinary College and a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  Dr. Hageman has an interest in complicated medical cases and enjoys building relationships with pets and their people!

Westgate Pet Clinic says goodbye to one of its own

Ben Roxy 2008Dr. Bennett Porter III, the third official veterinarian of the Porter family, has decided to retire.  After being a veterinarian for 32 years, and owning Westgate for 17 years, Dr. Porter has decided that the time is right to leave practice.  Don't worry, he's in good health, and is planning on taking time to pursue his hobbies of biking, playing piano, and working with stained glass.

When asked if he would like to say anything to the clients and friends of Westgate that he has cherished throughout the years, the always humble Dr. Porter simply said, tell everyone "Thank You".

 

Westgate Pet Clinic is delighted to announce Dr. Catherine Hageman as a new addition to Westgate Pet Clinic.  Dr. Hageman hales from Fort Collins, Colorado, and has been enjoying our Minnesota hospitality for a little over a year now.  Dr. Hageman is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University Veterinary College and a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  Dr. Hageman has an interest in complicated medical cases and enjoys building relationships with pets and their people!

The "Blocked" Cat: Urethral Obstruction of the Male Cat

Orange cat freeThis condition represents the male cat's inability to empty his bladder. This can happen for a variety of reasons: crystalin or mucous material material blocking the urethra, urethral stones, uretheral scarring or spasms, and more rarely uretheral tumors. 
 
 
The urethra is the tube through which urine is carried from the bladder to the outside world. Because of the anatomy of the male cat's urethra, this species and gender are  particularly predisposed to this life threatening situation. 
 
 
When urine is unable to leave the body, the toxins which it contains are reabsorbed into the blood stream causing a variety of serious complications, most notable being kidney failure and an elevated potassium level which eventually leads to severe heart rhythm abnormalities. 

Prophylactic Gastropexy in Dogs

dog-great-daneOne of the most serious medical conditions seen in dogs is the GDV, gastric dilatation and volvulus, also known as bloat.  


The stomach is positioned forward in the abdomen and in most dogs is covered by the ribs.  It normally processes food delivered from the esophagus through digestion and then moves the digested food into the small intestine for absorption of nutrients.  


When the stomach bloats, gas and/or food stretches the stomach many times its normal size, causing significant pain. If the stomach then rotates it can twist off the blood supplying it and prevent food and gas from exiting the stomach.  The spleen and pancreas, which lie near the stomach can also be compromised.  If left untreated this condition is often terminal.  

Our Mission:

We provide the quality care our clients expect and their pets deserve, by relying on the expertise and
compassion of each team member.

 
 
 

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Minneapolis, MN 55410
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