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Westside Veterinary Clinic

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4736 Country Club Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-893-7707
Fax: 573-893-7194

Office Hours

Day
Monday7:00am5:30pm
Tuesday7:00am5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am5:30pm
Thursday7:00am5:30pm
Friday7:00am5:30pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
Sunday
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Our Toughest Responsibility: “The End Of Life Conversation”

       As a pet owner we get to experience the joys of raising our pets and having them as a part of our lives. The toughest part of being an owner comes when our pets get old or sick, and we have to make the unfortunate decision of when to let them go. As a veterinarian this is one of the hardest parts of our job as well. But sometimes it can be a blessing or a kindness. In a situation where an animal’s quality of life is poor with little to no chance of recovery, we as owners can choose to spare them from any additional pain. We take care of them their entire lives, and sometimes our last act of kindness is to give them a peaceful passing.  The number one question veterinarians hear about this is, “How do I know?” If you are facing this difficult question, here are a few things to consider when assessing your pet’s quality of life:

  • Are they still interacting with you and your family?
  • Can they get up on their own?
  • Do they still enjoy all of their favorite toys, treats and activities?
  • Can the dog go outside to use the bathroom? Can the cat make it into the litter box?
  • Are they still eating?
  • Do the medications still seem effective?
  • Does giving the medications effect your bond with your pet?

       If you answered no to a majority of these questions then it may be time for a quality of life conversation with your veterinarian.

     Often cats or dogs with cancer need complex surgery later in life. The question here is always; “Is it worth putting them through the pain of the procedure?” Many of these patients can have a successful outcome after surgery despite their age. Each situation is unique, and it is always a hard decision to make. Rely on your family, friends, and veterinarian to help you make the decision. Always remember that you are not alone. We have a support group at Westside Veterinary Clinic and would be happy to put you in contact with people who have recently experienced the same difficulty. 

Sincerely,

Your Other Family Doctor

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Working at Westside

Working at Westside

We're excited to teach and share our passion, so we want someone who is a hard worker, a fast learner, and loves to work with animals! If you know someone that would be a great fit at our clinic, send them our way! :-)

Westside's mission is to enrich the lives of pets and their people by providing quality, compassionate veterinary care throughout all of the pet’s life stages.  We are always accepting applications for pet and people-oriented individuals that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team. Should a position become available, we will review our current applications before posting.

We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian. Please call for more information.

Office Hours

Day
Monday7:00am5:30pm
Tuesday7:00am5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am5:30pm
Thursday7:00am5:30pm
Friday7:00am5:30pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
Sunday

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Your orders are delivered to your door, and they even have auto-ship options for foods, preventatives, and medications (many times with a discount)!!


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Meet the Team:

Jill Brady, DVM

Dr. Jill Brady is a 1996 graduate from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She started her veterinary career at Westside Veterinary Clinic as a kennel person before entering vet school... Read More


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