We have provided the following information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently and would love to hear your ideas on what you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!

Most pet parents know that chocolate is dangerous for their pets, but did you know that your favorite chewing gum may be deadly to your best friend? Watch the video below for more information.

We are commonly asked if we can dispose of old medications. Under Federal law, we are not allowed to take prescriptions back once they have left the hospital. However, we can help you dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions by helping you become informed. The FDA’s most recent publication of proper disposal guidelines also offers a website that tells you where the closest drop-off location is, and what to do if you can’t get there! 

Emergency Care
Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies. This number connects you with the Animal Emergency and Trauma Center in Poulsbo directly. Alternative local emergency centers include:

Animal Emergency and Trauma Center (Poulsbo)
(360) 697-7771

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Tacoma)
(253) 474-0791

Summit Veterinary Referral Center (Tacoma)
(253) 983-1114

Uptown Animal Hospital (Gig Harbor)
(253) 851-7387

All Creatures Animal Hospital (Gorst)
(360) 377-3801

VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital (Silverdale)
(360) 692-0919

Pet Behavior
At Woodside Animal Hospital we are committed to not only keeping your pet physically healthy but attending to their behavioral health as well. In the United States, the leading cause of death in companion animals is unresolved behavioral concerns, surpassing cancer, infectious disease, trauma and dying of natural causes!! In many cases early recognition and treatment can either resolve or greatly improve both your pets’ and your family’s experience together. Please don’t hesitate to bring behavioral questions to our staff sooner rather than later so we can get you the answers you need.

We trust the Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists at Animal Behavior Associates Inc to bring you behavior information, products, and resources that are effective and based on scientific information. Please visit and to find the products we have recommended. Additionally, we can provide other detailed printed material relevant to specific concerns during our behavioral consultation appointments.

We welcome your feedback on these products and resources. Feel free to call and give us a report after you have viewed, listened to, or read them.

Animal Health FAQs

What is leptospirosis? Can people get lepto? How is it spread? How can I prevent the spread of lepto?


Click here to read the CDC lepto fact sheet.

Who can I call for pet poison control questions?


You can contact the Animal Poison Control Center. Click here for more information.

Vetstreet has compiled an A to Z list of some common pet poisons that should be on your radar. This list is not all-inclusive, so for more information on these and many other toxins, check out the Animal Poison Control Center website and talk with your vet.

It’s also a good idea to post the organization’s phone number — 888-426-4435 — on your refrigerator for easy reference in the event of an emergency. The call center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“To poison-proof your home, don’t keep medications where pets can get at them,” Dr. Wismer says. “Keep cleaning products behind doors, and take your medication in another room, behind a locked door.”

Payment Options

Although we do not create traditional payment plans, we do work with Care Credit to offer you interest free payments. Please apply for Care Credit prior to your pet’s exam.

We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks for established clients.

Please note that we do need payment at time of service. If you have any questions about cost, please don’t hesitate to ask for an estimate!

How can we help you today?

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Contact Us


1601 Woods Rd SE
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
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Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Sunday: Closed


Fax: 360-871-1916

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