Tieton Drive Animal Clinic

Tieton Drive Animal Clinic Founded in 1960, it has been the standing mission of Tieton Drive Animal Clinic to help your pets lead the happiest and healthiest lives possible.

Operating as usual

This handsome man’s name is Tigger. He may be 14 but is still very young at heart, but does prefers to be the only cat i...
12/01/2021

This handsome man’s name is Tigger. He may be 14 but is still very young at heart, but does prefers to be the only cat in the house. He is liter box trained, very well behaved, and loves people. Currently Tigger is staying with us but is looking for his forever family! All he wants is a sweet loving family that has a warm comfy bed to just cuddle into and spend the rest of his days lounging in.

11/03/2021

We're back up and running!

Bear with us, folks! The power just went out! Power crews are working on it right now, but for the moment we're working ...
11/03/2021

Bear with us, folks! The power just went out! Power crews are working on it right now, but for the moment we're working by cell phone flashlights 🔦

Bear with us, folks! The power just went out! Power crews are working on it right now, but for the moment we're working by cell phone flashlights 🔦

We are sad (for us) and overjoyed (for her) to announce that Natalie is retiring after 22 years of being an amazing tech...
10/27/2021

We are sad (for us) and overjoyed (for her) to announce that Natalie is retiring after 22 years of being an amazing technician and office manager! We don't know what we will do without her, though we think that she'll be spending a lot of time at the beach without us 😎
Please join us in wishing Natalie a fantastic and well-deserved retirement filled with sleeping in and only minimal paper work!

We are sad (for us) and overjoyed (for her) to announce that Natalie is retiring after 22 years of being an amazing technician and office manager! We don't know what we will do without her, though we think that she'll be spending a lot of time at the beach without us 😎
Please join us in wishing Natalie a fantastic and well-deserved retirement filled with sleeping in and only minimal paper work!

This sweet girl was found in the Cub Crafters parking lot near the airport on Friday. She's sweet as pie, but has some s...
10/25/2021

This sweet girl was found in the Cub Crafters parking lot near the airport on Friday. She's sweet as pie, but has some skin issues and some wobbliness. Sadly, she also has no microchip. Does anyone know her so we can get her home?

She's going to hang out with us here for a few days and then we'll let the humane society take over so she can find a loving home if we cannot find her original family ❤

Have you thanked a veterinary technician lately?We have 9 fantastic technicians here at TDAC and they are absolutely the...
10/20/2021

Have you thanked a veterinary technician lately?

We have 9 fantastic technicians here at TDAC and they are absolutely the wind beneath our wings. Pretty much everything that happens in our clinic has a technician's hands and heart involved. We literally could not do it without them!

Happy Veterinarian Technician Week! 🩺💊💉❤️

10/12/2021

Happy Birthday to our precious clinic dog Moana! She turned 1 today❤️ She was spoiled with lots of treats and love!!!

Our rabies free dream team ❤️
09/28/2021

Our rabies free dream team ❤️

Our rabies free dream team ❤️

Today is World Rabies Day! We have joined forces with Rabies Free Africa. It's our goal to support their mission to elim...
09/28/2021

Today is World Rabies Day!

We have joined forces with Rabies Free Africa. It's our goal to support their mission to eliminate human rabies deaths by 2030 through dog vaccinations and provision of life-saving human rabies vaccines.

For every rabies vaccine given in September we are donating a dollar to support such an amazing cause.
www.rabiesfreeafrica.org

Today is World Rabies Day!

We have joined forces with Rabies Free Africa. It's our goal to support their mission to eliminate human rabies deaths by 2030 through dog vaccinations and provision of life-saving human rabies vaccines.

For every rabies vaccine given in September we are donating a dollar to support such an amazing cause.
www.rabiesfreeafrica.org

09/08/2021

Just a warning! 40th is backed up this morning- avoid it or give yourself extra time. Hopefully the construction is done soon!

Time is flying and Labor Day weekend is upon us!  As is the case every year, we will be CLOSED on Labor Day.  If you wil...
09/01/2021

Time is flying and Labor Day weekend is upon us! As is the case every year, we will be CLOSED on Labor Day. If you will be running out of meds before Monday, PLEASE call well ahead of time so you don't need to scramble at the last minute Friday.

Time is flying and Labor Day weekend is upon us! As is the case every year, we will be CLOSED on Labor Day. If you will be running out of meds before Monday, PLEASE call well ahead of time so you don't need to scramble at the last minute Friday.

The Delta variant of Coronavirus is starting to hit our little valley.  The mask mandate is back in place as of Monday 8...
08/20/2021

The Delta variant of Coronavirus is starting to hit our little valley. The mask mandate is back in place as of Monday 8/23 and everyone in the building, regardless of vaccination status, needs to keep their masks on and over the nose.

Thanks for your cheerful help and cooperation!

The Delta variant of Coronavirus is starting to hit our little valley. The mask mandate is back in place as of Monday 8/23 and everyone in the building, regardless of vaccination status, needs to keep their masks on and over the nose.

Thanks for your cheerful help and cooperation!

Here is a delightful little video about inter-cat behavior!
08/12/2021
Are your cats friends or foes?

Here is a delightful little video about inter-cat behavior!

Have you ever wondered if your cats are #FelineFriends? Watch our video to find out!We're highlighting some of the key behaviours to look out for - as well a...

We are hoping to add another veterinarian to our TDAC family!
08/04/2021
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We are hoping to add another veterinarian to our TDAC family!

At Tieton Drive Animal Clinic, we dedicate ourselves to providing quality veterinary care to the pets and pet owners of the Yakima, WA community.

07/22/2021

In The Back

Words pet owners dread.
“I am going to take your pet In The Back.”
What happens there? Will he be scared? Will she be hurt? I cannot see what happens there.
In The Back.
What is happening back there?

An assistant is snuggling with a fearful dog that took several minutes to coaxing to trust her. Now he sits in her lap as she rubs his ears and murmurs encouragement.

One of the monitors on the wall, meant to show a list of treatments, is playing Bob Ross on mute. Assistants and vets alike pause as they walk by to smile at a happy little tree.

An emergency patient is being stabilized as careful, competent hands assess his injuries, give pain meds, start fluids, start oxygen.

A puppy is getting her first shot, along with more treats than is probably good for her, but our assistants can’t help themselves and we want our patients to love us as much as we love them. So cookies it is!

An adult dog who has been coming to The Back for his entire life dances and greets the assistants and techs as old friends before they draw his blood, trim his nails, and give him a cookie in exchange for a paw shake.

A patient is crashing. The Back becomes quiet as a worried knot of helpers gather round, focused on the rhythmic chest compressions and the tense instructions from the doctor: place a catheter, get them intubated, breathe for them, breathe. Another dose of epinephrine. Pausing to search for a heart beat, *willing* a heart beat. More compressions.

(In The Back is not the place the doctors go to cry when they do not succeed. When they cannot bring them back to The Back. They do that at their desks, or in the bathroom, or at home when the house is asleep.)

Music is playing In The Back. Bouncing from Country to classic Billy Joel to new Taylor Swift to Reggae depending on who is near the Alexa hub and how irritated they are with the current soundtrack.

Dogs who were scared and cowering under the bench in the room are suddenly less scared. Maybe they are distracted by the reggae that’s playing in the background. But they allow the doctor to examine them when they would not have allowed it in the room.

Blood is drawn. Vaccines are given. A**l glands are emptied. Mats are clipped. Ears are cleaned. Dentals are done. Lacerations are stitched.

Catheters are placed: for surgery, for hospitalization, for euthanasia.

On these tables In The Back large puppies are born, pulled carefully from too-small birth canals. Injured animals that had no chance breathe their last after getting all the chance we could give them.

Jokes happen here. Macabre jokes: the gallows humor of staff that have seen too much today. Puns. Gentle practical jokes. Hysterical laughter sometimes. A white board is set up to write down funny quotes. Another white board tracks which doctor has removed the most cheat grass awns from ears or eyes or toes. A bulletin board contains a dozen sticky notes written by the staff to thank their colleagues for something amazing they have done here.

A doctor does a victory dance as she pulls a cheat grass out from deep within a nostril. Techs and assistants gather around a particularly gross abscess. Everyone marvels at the toes of a chameleon. A snuggly puppy is passed from arm to arm as everyone soaks up that soft fur and warm puppy breath. Each patient is loved as if it were our own.

In The Back is the hub of the clinic. It is the beating heart. Our greatest victories and our greatest losses happen here. It can host a Christmas party or it can be absolute chaos. Owners don’t often get to come to The Back because of the delicate dance of method and madness that keeps the clinic running. But do not fear The Back, gentle owner. Your pets are in good hands here.

(Poem by Dr. Bomgaars)

Just a reminder: we ask that any human who is not vaccinated continue to wear a mask when you are at the clinic with you...
07/15/2021

Just a reminder: we ask that any human who is not vaccinated continue to wear a mask when you are at the clinic with your pet. Cats are not required to mask :)

Just a reminder: we ask that any human who is not vaccinated continue to wear a mask when you are at the clinic with your pet. Cats are not required to mask :)

Molly needed a nap after a long 4th of July weekend. 🎆
07/06/2021

Molly needed a nap after a long 4th of July weekend. 🎆

Molly needed a nap after a long 4th of July weekend. 🎆

Just a reminder: it is bloody, stinking, bonkers hot out there.  Keep all your old labs, smooshy-faced dogs, dogs with l...
06/29/2021

Just a reminder: it is bloody, stinking, bonkers hot out there.

Keep all your old labs, smooshy-faced dogs, dogs with long hair, black dogs, and any dog or cat of any kind that has any sort of breathing abnormality in air conditioning!

Even Dr. Bomgaars' goofy young healthy dog who prefers to be running outside at all times is getting a 10 minute timer. And her old dog is getting a supervised p*e break only with NO run around time. Protect your furry family members please!

We love our patients and we want to keep seeing them for years to come, so let's keep them out of the heat.

Just a reminder: it is bloody, stinking, bonkers hot out there.

Keep all your old labs, smooshy-faced dogs, dogs with long hair, black dogs, and any dog or cat of any kind that has any sort of breathing abnormality in air conditioning!

Even Dr. Bomgaars' goofy young healthy dog who prefers to be running outside at all times is getting a 10 minute timer. And her old dog is getting a supervised p*e break only with NO run around time. Protect your furry family members please!

We love our patients and we want to keep seeing them for years to come, so let's keep them out of the heat.

Happy Friday! We love it when our Fridays start with ten puppies to examine, vaccinate, and heap with love while they ar...
06/11/2021

Happy Friday! We love it when our Fridays start with ten puppies to examine, vaccinate, and heap with love while they are here ❤ (half of the puppies thought it was nap time, the other half decided it was play time)

Happy Cinco de Mayo !!! Winnie Kitty is ready to celebrate 🎉
05/05/2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo !!! Winnie Kitty is ready to celebrate 🎉

Happy Cinco de Mayo !!! Winnie Kitty is ready to celebrate 🎉

05/04/2021
It’s a perfect day for a pup cup! Happy Friday 🐶🐾
04/16/2021

It’s a perfect day for a pup cup! Happy Friday 🐶🐾

It’s a perfect day for a pup cup! Happy Friday 🐶🐾

We love all our patients, but it's hard to keep Dr. Bomgaars from hogging all the boston terriers that come in. Arlene s...
04/13/2021

We love all our patients, but it's hard to keep Dr. Bomgaars from hogging all the boston terriers that come in. Arlene seems less enthusiastic, but dogs don't understand selfie time.

We love all our patients, but it's hard to keep Dr. Bomgaars from hogging all the boston terriers that come in. Arlene seems less enthusiastic, but dogs don't understand selfie time.

It isn't every day you get to see Lex Luthor for his kitten check up! Fortunately he didn't seem to have any plans for w...
03/31/2021

It isn't every day you get to see Lex Luthor for his kitten check up! Fortunately he didn't seem to have any plans for world domination (though he stole all our hearts).

It isn't every day you get to see Lex Luthor for his kitten check up! Fortunately he didn't seem to have any plans for world domination (though he stole all our hearts).

Be as happy as little MoMo on this beautiful Friday! 💕
03/26/2021

Be as happy as little MoMo on this beautiful Friday! 💕

Be as happy as little MoMo on this beautiful Friday! 💕

Sometimes we have to get creative for nail trims! Thank you to Cargo for being a Very Good Boy™️ even though he was nerv...
03/19/2021

Sometimes we have to get creative for nail trims! Thank you to Cargo for being a Very Good Boy™️ even though he was nervous ❤

Sometimes we have to get creative for nail trims! Thank you to Cargo for being a Very Good Boy™️ even though he was nervous ❤

HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT DANE!
03/18/2021

HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT DANE!

HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT DANE!

Happy Friday 🐾
03/12/2021

Happy Friday 🐾

Happy Friday 🐾

Spring is around the corner. Have you stocked up on flea and tick? Mask up and come in for your annual exam.
03/11/2021

Spring is around the corner. Have you stocked up on flea and tick? Mask up and come in for your annual exam.

Spring is around the corner. Have you stocked up on flea and tick? Mask up and come in for your annual exam.

Can you believe it is almost Christmas?  Whether you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy the extra sparkle around the town...
12/22/2020

Can you believe it is almost Christmas? Whether you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy the extra sparkle around the town this time of year, we hope this holiday season finds you as healthy and whole as is possible in 2020. It has been our pleasure to serve you and your pets this year.

We will be closing early on Christmas Eve (Thursday) and closed on Friday so that our staff can celebrate with their households. We'll see you after Christmas! (and please don't let your labs get the Christmas cookies...)

Can you believe it is almost Christmas? Whether you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy the extra sparkle around the town this time of year, we hope this holiday season finds you as healthy and whole as is possible in 2020. It has been our pleasure to serve you and your pets this year.

We will be closing early on Christmas Eve (Thursday) and closed on Friday so that our staff can celebrate with their households. We'll see you after Christmas! (and please don't let your labs get the Christmas cookies...)

We lost the secret member of our TDAC team yesterday: Griffey has lived in our break room as our clinic cat for the past...
12/16/2020

We lost the secret member of our TDAC team yesterday: Griffey has lived in our break room as our clinic cat for the past 8 years. He thrived in quiet and preferred that his world was orderly and routine, so hanging out on our break room couch and getting to beg for treats from the staff was pretty much his ideal life.

We are so fortunate that he only started feeling poorly on Monday, and when we examined him, we found an abdominal mass. On Tuesday we did an exploratory surgery (for which half the staff crammed into the surgery suite to stand vigil) and we came to the consensus that his tumor was inoperable and it would be kinder not to wake him up.

We will miss his calm presence in the break room, his snuggles, and his demands for food. He's touched many lives and hearts during his time here. Today is a little sadder without seeing his litter box in the staff bathroom and his furry self claiming half the couch. RIP, Griffey ❤

Head's up!  We are having our monthly staff meeting today from noon to 2:00 and we will be closed during those hours.  S...
12/10/2020

Head's up! We are having our monthly staff meeting today from noon to 2:00 and we will be closed during those hours. See you this afternoon!

Head's up! We are having our monthly staff meeting today from noon to 2:00 and we will be closed during those hours. See you this afternoon!

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are closing at 5:00 today and are closed tomorrow.  Everyone stay safe, facetime or zoom your fa...
11/25/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We are closing at 5:00 today and are closed tomorrow.

Everyone stay safe, facetime or zoom your family, and please don't feed your pets lots of extra goodies if you don't want to experience the magic of blow out diarrhea overnight :)

Happy Thanksgiving! We are closing at 5:00 today and are closed tomorrow.

Everyone stay safe, facetime or zoom your family, and please don't feed your pets lots of extra goodies if you don't want to experience the magic of blow out diarrhea overnight :)

Can you believe we're halfway through November already?  Thanksgiving is next week so we will be closing early on Wednes...
11/18/2020

Can you believe we're halfway through November already?

Thanksgiving is next week so we will be closing early on Wednesday and closed on Thursday for the holiday. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check your pets' medications and if you will be needing a refill get your request in early instead of waiting until next Wednesday.

Can you believe we're halfway through November already?

Thanksgiving is next week so we will be closing early on Wednesday and closed on Thursday for the holiday. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check your pets' medications and if you will be needing a refill get your request in early instead of waiting until next Wednesday.

Cool technology update! We now have the ability to send and receive text messages using our main line. So when you arriv...
10/09/2020
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Cool technology update!

We now have the ability to send and receive text messages using our main line. So when you arrive in the parking lot, shoot us a quick text to let us know you're here :)

Also just a reminder that although we are allowing masked clients in the building, we still encourage use of our curbside service to continue limiting exposure in this uncertain time. If you do wish to come in the building, we ask that you still remain in your car until a staff member asks you to come in- if you just walk in the building we may not have an exam room ready for you! Stay safe!

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3901 Tieton Dr.
Yakima, WA
98902

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 6:30pm
Thursday 8am - 6:30pm
Friday 8am - 6:30pm

Telephone

+15099664000

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This handsome man’s name is Tigger. He may be 14 but is still very young at heart, but does prefers to be the only cat in the house. He is liter box trained, very well behaved, and loves people. Currently Tigger is staying with us but is looking for his forever family! All he wants is a sweet loving family that has a warm comfy bed to just cuddle into and spend the rest of his days lounging in.
We're back up and running!
Bear with us, folks! The power just went out! Power crews are working on it right now, but for the moment we're working by cell phone flashlights 🔦
We are sad (for us) and overjoyed (for her) to announce that Natalie is retiring after 22 years of being an amazing technician and office manager! We don't know what we will do without her, though we think that she'll be spending a lot of time at the beach without us 😎 Please join us in wishing Natalie a fantastic and well-deserved retirement filled with sleeping in and only minimal paper work!
This sweet girl was found in the Cub Crafters parking lot near the airport on Friday. She's sweet as pie, but has some skin issues and some wobbliness. Sadly, she also has no microchip. Does anyone know her so we can get her home? She's going to hang out with us here for a few days and then we'll let the humane society take over so she can find a loving home if we cannot find her original family ❤
Have you thanked a veterinary technician lately? We have 9 fantastic technicians here at TDAC and they are absolutely the wind beneath our wings. Pretty much everything that happens in our clinic has a technician's hands and heart involved. We literally could not do it without them! Happy Veterinarian Technician Week! 🩺💊💉❤️
Happy Birthday to our precious clinic dog Moana! She turned 1 today❤️ She was spoiled with lots of treats and love!!!
Our rabies free dream team ❤️
Today is World Rabies Day! We have joined forces with Rabies Free Africa. It's our goal to support their mission to eliminate human rabies deaths by 2030 through dog vaccinations and provision of life-saving human rabies vaccines. For every rabies vaccine given in September we are donating a dollar to support such an amazing cause. www.rabiesfreeafrica.org
Just a warning! 40th is backed up this morning- avoid it or give yourself extra time. Hopefully the construction is done soon!
Time is flying and Labor Day weekend is upon us! As is the case every year, we will be CLOSED on Labor Day. If you will be running out of meds before Monday, PLEASE call well ahead of time so you don't need to scramble at the last minute Friday.
The Delta variant of Coronavirus is starting to hit our little valley. The mask mandate is back in place as of Monday 8/23 and everyone in the building, regardless of vaccination status, needs to keep their masks on and over the nose. Thanks for your cheerful help and cooperation!