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Welcome to 

 * Selah Veterinary Hospital has been keeping pets healthy and happy for over 40 years!

* Voted one of the top 3 veterinary clinics in the Yakima Valley by the Yakima Herald Readers Choice Awards numerous years in a row for the last 8 years.

Selah Vet is now partially reopen....

Dr. Jess will be gone from Thursday May 23 - Thurs May 30, expect potentially LONG wait times to be seen. If your visit is not emergent, you may want to plan your visit during a different time


151 McGonagle Rd.

Selah, WA 98942

Telephone Number:  509-697-6111

Fax Number: 509-697-8191


Monday - Friday

9:00AM - 1:00PM

2:00PM - 5:30PM

No doctors on Thursdays after 1PM

Reception is still open from 2PM-5:30PM on Thursdays

**We will stop check-ins for office visits on average between 3 & 4PM depending on current wait times.

**Lunch from 1:00-2:00PM - No Doctors Available - check-ins before lunch will stop 30-120 minutes prior depending on wait times.


Closed Saturday - Sunday

We no longer accept checks !


For after hours emergencies contact:

Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Service - Pasco

(509) 547-3577

Horse Heaven Hills Pet Urgent Care - Kennewick

(509) 581-0647

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*** Dr. Jess will be gone from Thursday May 23 - 

 Thursday May 30, expect potentially LONG wait 

 times to be seen. If your visit is not emergent, you 

 may want to plan your visit during a different time   


*May 2024 

Veterinary Hospital Updates - Partially Open Protocols and Services


To Our Dear Clients and Patients,


We are so happy to announce that we are finally able to partially reopen! We will have normal staffing, but we will be working in about half the space. Unfortunately, the expected time of completion for the rest of the building is about 1-3 months from now. To combat the lack of space, we do have to change our normal protocols and services offered at this time. A breakdown of the changes to services follows below and on the back. As the hospital is finished, these services may change at varying points in time so please follow our website ( and/or our Facebook page.


Check-in and check-out will be in the lobby as usual. To help with efficiency, PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT, please have all records from other clinics emailed to us at This will help us better serve you by allowing us to know what has been going on with your pet since July.


We will be operating as curbside. The reception area is open for seating, or you may wait outside or in your vehicle. You may not come with your pet for the exam not all of the exam rooms are fully renovated yet. After the exam – the doctor will either phone you, meet you outside, or call you into one of our limited consult rooms to speak to you.


Please understand that wait times may be increased, especially initially as we work out any kinks in the system. This is a reminder to please be kind to our staff. They are helping you to the best of their ability with what we have available at this time.

We currently are not accepting new clients.


We are so excited to be able to open and serve the community again!


Selah Veterinary Hospital


Surgeries and dentals:

We have started offering spay and neuter services again - BUT due too reduced kennel space, etc - we can only accommodate pets less than 50 pounds.  Emergency surgeries will still be available on a limited basis. We will not start setting appointments for elective surgeries and dentals until the entire building is completed.

Check in times:

Check-in will generally start at 9am, occasionally the front door may be opened early around 8AM for earlier check-in. We are still walk-in only. Once the clinic is back to normal services and pet occupancy capacity, we will adjust this accordingly.

Lobby and Payment:

The Lobby area is fully open for check-in/check-out, as a thoroughfare for access to Rooms 1 and 2, and to communicate with the receptionists.  The lobby is now also open for seating. You may also continue to wait outside or in your vehicle as well.

Leaving while waiting:

Unlike previous protocol, you will be able to leave the premises without losing your spot in line, as long as you are back and in the parking lot prior to being called for your pet’s visit. However, if you are not on the premises when you are called, you will lose your spot in line and will have to get back in line upon your return. This will be strict - we will not accept ‘I’m just 5 minutes away.’ Please check-in to be added back to the list once you have arrived back in the parking lot. This protocol will be revisited as the hospital’s building is completed.


The indoor restroom is now open for use by clients again. 

Sick Patients:

Sick patients can still be triaged as needed, and there will be the emergency fee for dogs and cats that triage as a true emergency. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET POSSIBLY NEEDS EMERGENT CARE. Since we do not have an isolation room due to construction, we cannot hospitalize patients with contagious diseases including those with parvovirus. We will also not be able to hospitalize as many sick patients due to limited kennel spaces. It will come down to the first come, first serve policy. Once we are out of kennel space, we will have to either redirect patients to another facility immediately, or after working up the patient, refer to another facility for further treatment or hospitalization depending on what is the best for the patient at triage or examination. An emergency constitutes what is an actual emergency based on technician triage – you cannot just pay the emergency fee to skip the line because you feel your pet is worse than the others.

Exam rooms:

We are still currently working curbside - owners are not allowed in with the pet during the initial exam. For urgent and emergent visits, we will still offer to discuss findings and recommendations in the exam rooms. So please, when you are called, listen to the caller so you know exactly what to do or what room to head into.


Euthanasia will still have the option to be in an exam room. If you need help getting into the clinic, please let us know at check in so that we can quickly move through the lobby. Please realize that current patient euthanasia visits do have preference in the lineup, but do not include an examination by the doctor. If you would like an examination/evaluation, please let our receptionists know so that we can prepare appropriately. However, having an exam done first will mean you must wait in the line like everyone else (first come, first served).

Hours / Expected and Unexpected Closures:

Our goal is to keep the same doctor’s hours (Monday through Wednesday and Friday  9am to 5:30pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm). However due to construction, we may or may not have a heads up on loss of power, water, and/or heat/AC. Any condition that could be considered unsafe for employees and/or patients will result in the closure of the hospital until we are safe to work again. Please monitor our website ( and/or Facebook page for updates. The clinic could have to close randomly and unexpectedly at any time, and possibly for multiple days.

Doctor Visits and Tech Visits:

Until the hospital can operate at normal capacity, visits will be curbside. To help catch up with vaccine visits, we will be offering Technician Visits that will have no exam charge, only the vaccines. Doctor Visits, even for vaccines, will have an exam fee and will include a concise, general examination. If there are any health concerns for your pet, please let the receptionists know so that a doctor examines the patient when the patient is brought back. This will allow us to more efficiently provide proper care and overall, there will be less confusion during this curbside process.






Regular exams help our veterinarians to monitor changes in your pet's health and gives us the opportunity to identify and manage any possible problems early on. We are equipped to handle most of your emergent needs.



Microchips are one of the easiest safety measures you can have done in case your pet happens to get lost or stolen. Microchips may also act as a very strong proof of ownership in such cases.



Vaccines are crucial to ensuring your pet - and you - are protected. We make vaccine decisions based on the latest science and your pet's risk profile to ensure adequate vaccination - but not too much.



From spays and neuters, to more complex abdominal or orthopedic procedures, our compassionate staff and skilled veterinarians work hard to ensure each pet gets the best of care possible - while being monitored with top-of-the-line anesthesia equipment.



Keeping your pet's teeth clean is not just about 'fresh breath'. It is key to preventing serious illness as well - such as periodontitis, bacterial infection, mouth pain, and heart disease.



Our in-house laboratory is equipped with the latest technology to give our veterinarians the answers to your pet's health concerns quickly. This includes blood screenings, complete blood counts, urinalysis, internal parasite screens, and more....




When your pet is sick or injured, we are equipped with top-of-the-line digital radiographs (x-rays) and ultrasound for quick images and quality care. Especially important in those instances where time is important in making quick medical decisions.



Selah Veterinary Hospital will guide you through the tough end-of-life decisions so your pet can be pain free, and pass with comfort and dignity. Whether through hospice care or humane euthanasia. We also offer remembrance services such as clay paw prints, and cremation.

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