Our Hospital

Welcome to VCA Heritage Animal Hospital, where new clients are always as welcome as our valued existing clients. We have provided veterinary services for the Champaign-Urbana area for nearly forty years. The friendly staff at our hospital works to provide excellence for all pets and pet parents alike. At VCA Heritage, your pet’s care and comfort is always important to us. Our goal is to make available the highest quality medical and surgical care for our patients, as well as superb customer service for our clients. Our excellent team of doctors and staff members continue to expand our patient care capabilities in order to ensure that your beloved family member has the best veterinary services available. We believe that our clients’ pets deserve the same loving care that we give to our own pets.

Local Medical Issues

The Centers for Disease Control has provided us with some recent studies that indicate an increasing prevalence of Leptospirosis in the Midwest. In addition, there has been an increasing number of cases of the disease in canine patients in our very own area.

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic (transferable to humans) bacterial disease that will affect companion animals, livestock, and wildlife. Raccoons, skunks, squirrels, coyotes and rodents are all considered carriers of the bacteria that affects the urinary tract and liver of infected animals. The mode of transmission is mainly through standing water or soil contaminated with urine from infected animals. The disease can be fatal if left untreated or if treatment is delayed.

With this new information we are now protecting your dog with a vaccine that covers four different strains of leptospirosis. Those at particular risk are dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors and frequent dog parks or nature areas that have an increase in wildlife traffic.