Longtime community clinic hosts open house

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Halsey East Animal Clinic will host a community open house Sunday Sept. 9, noon-4, at the clinic at 16057 NE Halsey in Portland. In a gesture of appreciation to current clientele and welcoming new visitors, clinic staff has planned a great spread and a ton of fun. Festivities include demos, raffle prizes, vendors, and free hot dogs, plus a chance to chat with clinic doctors and support staff.

The second-generation family-owned veterinary clinic has served the community for over 40 years. Opened in 1968 in a small house, the original doctor, Walter Vockert DVM, and his staff practiced there until Oct 2000. Says office manager Donna Police, “The friendships, relationships, and client loyalties all blossomed in the foundation of that building.”

The practice was moved into a new building at the same location in 2000, a state-of-the-art facility built by Vockert and his son Steven Vockert, DVM. Located there today, the clinic offers more than medical services: also available are boarding, dog day care and obedience classes. The doctors and staff boast combined veterinary experience of well over 150 years, and a dedication to animals and their people underscored by the fact that many have called them their doctors for multiple generations. To learn more about the clinic or the fun on tap Sept. 9, visit HalseyEastAnimalClinic.com.