Welcome to our hospital. Since 1954, families throughout Howard County have trusted VCA Lewis Animal Hospital to provide high-quality, compassionate care for all of their pets' health care needs. Our entire team shares your love for animals and understands that your pet is an important member of your family. We invite you to visit our hospital, become acquainted with our services, and see why we have been consistently voted Columbia's Best Veterinary Practice by Howard Magazine.
We carry a large variety of retail products for your pet's needs and your convenience, such as leashes, collars, and harnesses. Grooming supplies, toys, and treats, as well as two of the top nutritional foods on the market today [Hill's Pet Nutrition and Royal Canin], are also available at our hospital. We appreciate the opportunity to provide excellent care for the pets of Columbia and the surrounding communities of Howard County.
Local Medical Issues
Canine Flu 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 dogs that are exposed to become infected by within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog parks, dog shows, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at increased risk.
About 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). 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 with one of our VCA veterinarians to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.
If you have stopped by our hospital in the past few weeks, you may have noticed a lot of changes. We're working toward making our location an even better place for us to take care of your pet! We truly appreciate all of your support in standing by us as we continue to improve our hospital.