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Of the new veterinary clinics in Inner Southeast, one prominently cites acupuncture as a specialty

RITA A. LEONARD - Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital is in the Brooklyn Yard shopping center behind 24 Hour Fitness and La Carreta Restaurant on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard.Dr. Alayson Phelps, DVM, has opened a new pet treatment center, with ample parking, in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital held its Open House on Saturday, January 26, by giving tours of the independent, full-service facility in the shopping center at McLoughlin and Holgate. The clinic has with five examination rooms, and primarily specializes in the care of dogs and cats.

Dr. Phelps tells THE BEE she has worked as a veterinarian for ten years, and is experienced in treating and operating on both dogs and cats – focusing on dentistry, general surgeries, and acupuncture. She and her staff of five are certified in the general practice of what she calls "fear-free medicine". She hopes to hire an additional veterinarian at some point in the future.

"I ran a large corporate veterinary hospital [across the Columbia River] in Vancouver for nine years, but I wanted to build a private practice, and focus on things that were important to me," she remarks. In addition to cats and dogs, she and her staff also have veterinary experience with reptiles, rabbits, and "pocket pets".

During her Open House, raffle proceeds for prizes donated by local businesses were slated to benefit the nonprofit, "Fences For Fido". "We raised about $400 for them. We are also proud to sponsor this year's dog-trainer focused 'Wagfest', put on by Whole Dog Academy. I have an interest in animal behavior and training, and would love to see more trainers educated in the most current scientific behavioral methods."

For more information, or an appointment at Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital, situated at 1280 S.E. Holgate Boulevard, call 503/505-9112; or go online –

This new animal practice is open weekdays except Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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