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The Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic is committed to serving the community by providing the highest level of veterinary care built on knowledge, compassion, and integrity to make a difference in the lives of cats, dogs, equines and their owners.

Our clinic is full service offering wellness care, vaccinations, laboratory diagnostics, radiology, surgery (including spaying and neutering) and dental care. We presently offer Royal Canin, Hills, and Purina Prescription Diets to meet all of your pet’s nutritional requirements. We also carry flea, tick, and heartworm preventative products.

Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting with us.

Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we are devoted to providing our patients with the care they deserve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 860-859-1649 or email us and we will promptly get back to you.

Featured Articles

  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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  • Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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  • Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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  • Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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  • Oral Health for Felines

    In addition to nutrition and weight management, oral care is another component that plays a part in a cat’s overall health. By lessening plaque buildup and stopping the plaque from forming dental tartar, you can prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease in your cat. Destruction of the teeth, tongue, ...

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  • Orthopedic

    Cats are curious beings, and that curiosity can lead to injuries that affect their ability to move effortlessly through their environment. Of course, injuries are not the only source that can cause musculoskeletal limitations; sometimes, congenital defects may be the cause of a musculoskeletal problem. Orthopedists ...

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Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "Staff and drs. are always very considerate and caring. This is my first time with aging dogs and its been difficult, but Dr. Slater tries to help in anyway she can and guide us through the aging years. She goes above and beyond as well as the staff."
    10/3/19 Kimberly G.
  • "I can’t say enough about Dr. Baratt’s expertise, and the kindness of he, and all of his staff. They were knowledgeable, as well as caring and compassionate. Communication was clear and transparent, including follow up questions post surgery."
    10/12/19 Karen M.
  • "Dr. Baratt is knowledgeable, professional, and personable. And his staff is friendly and helpful too, well worth the hour plus drive from our home, we're very happy with this clinic!"
    10/15/19 Maria C.
  • "I have had cats and dogs my entire life. I generally do not care too much for veterinarians. Since I've never met one that truly seems to care for the animals. However your clinic has totally changed my mind."
    9/6/19 Judy R.
  • "We have been coming here for over ten years and have always felt that our pets were in the best hands. Dr. Slater, as well as all the technicians we have worked with, have always been kind and knowledgeable with the care they have provided."
    12/5/19 Jacqueline
  • "The staff always goes above and beyond to take care of my dogs. They make myself and my dogs feel comfortable coming to the vet. Very friendly and always puts our pets needs first. Thank you so much."
    1/3/20 Sarah R.
  • "Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Baratt and his assistant along with the front desk are all exceptional."
    1/6/20 Anon.
  • "The Doctors, vet Techs, and all the personnel are always loving and towards my pets and generally care about them and realize they are part of someone's family and not just an animal. We have been going there over 20 years and wouldn't go anywhere !"
    1/14/20 Carol A.
  • "I have recommended this office to everyone I know. I found this clinic by word of mouth in the veterinary community, for their specialty in dental, however, they are wonderful for types of veterinary care. Incredibly kind and skilled staff and doctor."
    1/17/20 Erin K.
  • "Dr. Barratt & Jessica are incredibly patient, informative & highly skilled. At our first meeting, I felt comfortable with our dog Kota’s oral surgery. SVV’s warm care & attention far exceed my high expectations. So worth the drive, Thanks!"
    2/6/20 Iris M.
  • "I felt the entire visit was very easy going. The office is spotless and inviting. The Dr. was very sweet with my pup and explained all options so I could understand. He took my wallet into consideration, not always the case other places."
    2/20/20 Shirley G.