Our Philosophy

Our mission is to prevent and heal disease in companion animals while respecting the values and needs of our clients and employees. We will ensure patients have a fear-free and compassionate experience.  We will use technically advanced veterinary medicine and alternative solutions that are safe and effective. We will recycle material and conserve energy, water, and fuel.

You deserve to be given options based on what is best for your pet. You are the most important advocate for your animal and we welcome your active involvement in the treatment plan or preventative health plan for your pet. You know them best and you know what home treatments you can and cannot accomplish.

The medical goals of Whole Pet are to prevent and cure diseases, not just treat symptoms. Our medical practices are based on the most recent information and scientific studies in the veterinary field, supported by alternative and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques that have been applied successfully for over 3,000 years.

Whole Pet works with board certified veterinary specialists and will recommend referral when needed or refer at your request.

On-site high-speed diagnostic technology leads to a quicker diagnosis and treatment plan. We have a digital x-ray which enables us to take and review images within seconds. Our accurate in-house blood-work machines deliver most results during your appointment.

How we minimize our environmental impact
Whole Pet used recycled and sustainable materials during our remodel when possible including: reception desk was made from salvaged Oregon wood; existing hardwood floors were revitalized; existing house doors were kept and a salvaged door was placed in surgery. Treatment, Lab, Surgery and hallway lighting was converted to low energy, high efficiency T8 fluorescent fixtures and all remaining lights are low energy fluorescents. Cabinets were built in Oregon with low VOC materials, low or zero VOC paint was used on all inside walls, and sustainable bamboo window shades were installed. A high efficiency gas powered water heater was added. Holding kennels were insulated with recycled cotton for noise control and patient warmth.

We will use biodegradable trash bags and recycle plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard, and paper. Paper use is minimal as the practice is computerized and both x-ray machines are digital eliminating processing chemicals that contaminate the environment. Dr. DeMarco walks or bikes to work most days.

A word on pricing
We think it is important for you to feel that our prices are determined with integrity. In the interest of transparency, you’ll find many of our prices on our website for your review. During your consultation with the doctor, you’ll be made aware of treatment options.

An example of value
We believe the value of the physical exam is more than just a visit to the office. Each body system will be examined by the doctor including eyes, ears, oral cavity, heart, lungs, musculo-skeletal, lymph nodes, abdomen, skin, and neurologic status. Even if you don’t plan to pursue an Eastern treatment, your exam will include a traditional Chinese medical evaluation.

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