This page will contain important clinic and Veterinary news information and updates. Check back often! Corona Virus update: We are continuing to stay open to provide your animals with the best care. We only ask in return that if you have recently been exposed to the Corona Virus, feeling ill or have a fever that you stay home and not come to the office. We will try to help you the best we can for all parties involved.
After-Hour Emergencies: Do to the staff shortage we currently have there will be nights when we are unable to see pets for emergency. We apologize for the inconvenience.
New Lab Equipment: We got a few new machines to increase the efficacy and speed for urinalysis.
Dr. Joe Alaimo Last Day. We are sad to see Dr, Joe Alaimo move on to other opportunities. His last day will be 12/29/21. We wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career.
Rabies and Snakebites: Once again it's that time of year. There has been 2 confirmed cases of rabies in skunks in the Bayfield/ Forest Lakes Area. Make sure that your pets have a current rabies vaccine. Also we have seen a couple of rattlesnake bites this year be on the look out for those as well. Skunks and bats with Rabies. In 2017 several cases of rabies in the skunk and bat populations of Southwest Colorado. It is always a good idea to make sure are 4 legged friends are up to date on their rabies vaccines.
Snakebite Season: We saw the first snakebite dog on May 23rd. Just a friendly reminder that we do have the vaccine.(see more about this on the vet blog page) If your animal does have an encounter with a rattlesnake call and seek emergency care Immediately. We do have antivenin in hospital to provide the best care for your animal we can.
February is Pet Dental Health Month! Did you know that by the age of 3, 80% of dogs have evidence of dental disease? More importantly, good oral health has been shown to increase your pet's life expectancy by 2 years! Dental disease is painful and can cause other problems as well. With dental disease, there is more bacteria in the mouth, and that bacteria can spread into the blood to the kidneys and heart. In fact, that bacteria can actually set up infections on the heart valves, a disease called endocarditis. The best way to prevent dental disease is to have your pet's mouth checked out by a Veterinarian. One of our Vets would be happy to see your pet and help make recommendations based on YOUR pet's needs. Please call us for an appointment today