In addition to the construction next door, we are currently under construction as well! Our full-scale remodel has begun. If you currently pick up prescription diets and medications from our hospital, please try to call a couple of days ahead so we can make sure they're in, as we are a little tight on space for the time being. We're so excited and we hope you are too! Please feel free to come visit us and check out our progress, as we will be open during our normal business hours.
At VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your four-legged family members. We are known for the warm, friendly, and caring environment that has been created by staff who have been together for years, some for 20 years! Everyone on our staff 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, there's heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. And because the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. The same is true for flea and tick infestation and intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
Many people have asked us about the recent flu scare among our pets. If you would like further insight into this matter, the doctors have recommended a website called Worms & Germs. www.wormsandgermsblog.com
Sometimes you may have questions about whether or not you, yourself can contract an illness from an animal. The doctor's have recommended this website for some of your questions...