Come and see the new and improved VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital!
Here at VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your four-legged family members. Nestled right in the heart of the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas, we are known for the warm, friendly, and caring environment that has been created by staff who have been together for years, some for over 20 years! Everyone on our team believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through a visit. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to long-term health.
At every visit you will be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, 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 care possible.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, you may have heard about the recent outbreak of a new type of dog flu affecting pets across the country. This highly contagious and, for some dogs, potentially serious respiratory infection is called canine influenza virus H3N2, or CIV H3N2 for short. Chances are, if your dog is exposed to CIV H3N2, he or she may become infected. Dogs that are frequently in contact with other dogs are at the highest risk of infection with CIV H3N2. This includes dogs that are boarded, enrolled in day care, or often visit the local dog park. If you have a puppy, elderly or pregnant dog or a dog that is immunocompromised, you should take extra precautions. The good news is that our office now has a vaccine available to help control disease associated with CIV H3N2. Please call our office to discuss your dog’s risk for CIV H3N2, particularly if you plan to board your dog in the near future or regularly send him or her to a grooming or daycare facility. We’ll answer all your questions about dog flu and help you decide whether vaccination is right for your pet. You can also visit Dogflufacts.com for more information.