Our veterinary staff gets some great questions. Scroll below for some of the responses to our frequently asked questions.

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We proudly serve the pets Lake Oswego, OR and beyond.

At Cat Care Professionals, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at 503-968-6000 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

What are your hours?

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat-Sun: By Appointment Only

What type of pets do you see?


Why should I take my cat to a feline-exclusive doctor?
  • Would you take your parent to your child’s pediatrician? Would you trust the pediatrician’s advice was well-informed about the special needs of a senior? Then why choose a vet for your cat that spends most of their day caring for dogs? Unlike traditional veterinarians who only spend a small portion of their time caring for cats, we spend all of our time with cats. Our doctors and staff have the experience to give your cat the special care he/she deserves.
  • Our cat hospital is custom-designed to lower stress. From our caring staff with gentle handling practices to the non-scented cleaning agents and pheromone diffusers in each room to the quiet of a dog-free environment, we are your experts in feline care.
  • You pay for the advice of cat professionals – not just animal professionals. With years of experience along with continuing education each year, our doctors and staff simply know more about cats.
How do I book my first appointment?

Booking your first appointment couldn’t be easier! Just call our office at (503) 968-6000.

I booked an appointment, but I have trouble getting my cat into their carrier.

We know how difficult it can be to transport your kitty from home to the veterinary clinic. Visit “I Can’t Get My Cat Into Their Carrier!” for helpful tips on how to make your cat more comfortable with their carrier and make trips away from home as easy as possible for your and your cat.

Where is your facility located?

We are located in Lake Oswego (near Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, and more!) so be rest assured that your cat won’t need to be in the car too long. We welcome you to visit our Hours & Location for more information.

What should I expect at my first appointment?

At your first appointment, one of our technicians will speak with you to collect detailed information about your cat for our medical records. Then, one of our experienced doctors will spend time getting acquainted with you and your cat, including performing a thorough physical examination. Be sure to bring along a list of any questions or concerns you would like to discuss with the doctor. Next, we’ll talk about the issues impacting the health of your cat, such as diet, exercise, behavioral concerns, flea and heartworm disease prevention, dental health, and vaccinations, as well as any necessary treatments and treatment plans.

Before leaving our clinic, your cat’s technician will clarify all of the doctor’s recommendations and provide you with the necessary written information to make sure that you have received the full value of your visit.

Above all, we use the initial visit as an opportunity to get to know you and your cat, address your questions and concerns, gauge your cat’s current condition, and formulate a unique health plan. This first consultation will serve as the foundation of our long-term relationship. We look forward to meeting you!