At VCA Animal Hospital of East Hartford, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog and your cat. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarian is praised for his kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.
In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarian, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical Issues
Canine Influenza Alert!
Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus which nearly all exposed dogs can become infected within a few days. being that this disease is highly infectious, dogs in contact with other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, and contact with neighbors� dogs) are at increased risk.
Approximately 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop symptoms. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: a persistent cough, often accompanied by a nasal discharge and possible fever. Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill.
A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today or call VCA Animal Hospital East Hartford to discuss this emerging threat to your beloved dogs.