​Solar Eclipse Monday August 21st, 2017:


As this historical event takes place, humans won't be the only ones being affected by this sudden change in the sky. Along with the darkness, there will also be atmospheric changes that might confuse many people and animals. Because of this event, we highly recommend keeping all pets indoors for their safety during the total solar eclipse. 


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/animals-react-total-solar-eclipse-august-space-science/







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May 2016:

We are excited to announce that we will be now be seeing a variety of small animal rodents and pocket pets. Our services will be extended to Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Hamsters, Gerbils, Ferrets, and Mice. Please call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kathy Eichelberger for your pocket pets today!

June 2016:


Simparica™ (sarolaner) Chewables are safe, monthly flea and tick protection for dogs that start working fast and remain effective all month long.

Simparica™ starts killing fleas within 3 hours and ticks within 8 hours,* and it keeps going strong for 35 days* without losing effectiveness at the end of the month.

Proven persistent protection against fleas and ticks.

Simparica is effective against fleas and ticks, even on day 35!* You can count on Simparica to do the following:

Provide rapid relief for pets with existing flea infestations, even dogs with flea allergies.

Improve clinical signs of flea allergies in dogs by eliminating fleas
Prevent and control home flea infestations, killing fleas before they can lay eggs.
Quickly kill ticks, which may help reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening flea- and tick-borne diseases.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Simparica's active ingredient comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with Simparica's performance, we will refund the purchase price or replace the product.

Why switch to Simparica?

Simparica provides peak protection all month long,7-20 with no decrease in effectiveness like some other brands.21-25


March 28, 2019                                                                                         

Leptospirosis

What is Leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is a disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria called Leptospira. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases.ragraph here.

Who gets leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is most common in tropical climates. On average, 100-150 cases of human illness are reported annually in the United States. People who work outdoors or with animals or those involved in freshwater activities may be at increased risk for infection.

How is leptospirosis spread?

Many different kinds of domestic and wild animals may carry Leptospira bacteria and excrete these bacteria in their urine or other body fluids. Humans can be exposed to these bacteria by direct contact with the urine or body fluids of an infected animal or by drinking or having contact with water (such as through swimming, rafting or kayaking) or soil that has been contaminated by urine or body fluids of infected animals. Depending on the conditions, these bacteria can survive in the environment for prolonged periods of time. Animals that commonly carry the bacteria include rodents, cattle, swine, dogs, and horses. In general, the bacteria are not transmitted from person to person.

What are the symptoms of leptospirosis?

People exposed to leptospirosis may have severe symptoms or no symptoms at all. Leptospirosis can result in flu-like symptoms such as sudden fever, chills, headache, severe body aches and fatigue. In about 10% of cases, a more severe illness involving liver, kidneys or the nervous system may occur. The disease may last for several weeks.​

How soon after exposure do symptoms appear?
The time from exposure to the bacteria to onset of symptoms ranges from two days to four weeks with a range of 5-14 days most common.

How is leptospirosis diagnosed?

Leptospirosis is often diagnosed using specific laboratory tests on blood samples.

What is the treatment for leptospirosis?
Specific antibiotics may be prescribed by a doctor to treat leptospirosis. It is important for people with this disease to receive treatment as soon as possible.

How can leptospirosis be prevented?

  • Seeing a veterinarian to get vaccines for pets that can protect against this disease.
  •  Avoiding contact with animal urine or body fluids, especially if you have any cuts or abrasions on the skin.
  •  Not swimming in, walking in, or swallowing water that may contain animal urine.

Wearing protective clothing or footwear near soil or water that may be contaminated with animal urine.


Is there a vaccine available to protest against leptospirosis?
There is no vaccine available for humans. There are vaccines available for animals. Consult with your veterinarian regarding vaccination of pets.​

How can I get more information about leptospirosis?
If you have concerns about leptospirosis for your pet please contact your veterinary provider for more information.

​Reference: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/epidemiology-fact-sheets/leptospirosis/