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Your comfortable setting for compassionate veterinary care 

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. The staff at Carlton Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

The Carlton Veterinary Hospital history

Dr. Eric Witherspoon purchased Carlton Veterinary Hospital in 1979 as a rural mixed animal practice. Over the ensuing years, the practice grew to multiple veterinarians specializing in equine and small animal medicine and surgery.


In July of 2017, Dr. Leanne Mellbye and Dr. Nichole Pilakowski moved from Associate Veterinarians to taking over the reigns of practice ownership.  They have carried on with Carlton Veterinary Hospital's mission statement. 

We pride ourselves on being full of compassion, commitment, and the determination to keep your pets healthy throughout their lives.  In addition to providing routine care and vaccines, Carlton Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility made up of a modern small animal hospital, surgical unit, radiology department, mobile equine team and an on-site laboratory.

Our certified technical staff and front reception staff provide outstanding care for your pets. Carlton Veterinary Hospital has been serving Yamhill County since 1979. Thank you so much for trusting our dedicated team with your four-legged loved ones.

Call 503-852-7009 for more information or to make an appointment today!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Closed for lunch: 12:00 PM -1:00 PM


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  • "I love taking my Furbabies here!! Best doctors and staff!!❤️"
    Jodyn H.
  • "This is the only vet i go to there more like family there awesome with my pitbulls there they always are friendly and welcoming"
    Josh W.
  • "Love the staff and how everyone cares about each animal as if it was their own."
    Nancy L.
  • "They are very good with my pets and they did not cost me a fortune."
    T S

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