At VCA Orange City Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat and other pets. 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 veterinarians are praised for their 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 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 in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical Issues
Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. The disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at an increased risk.
About 80% of exposed dogs will develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of "kennel cough" (often accompanied by nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develp pneumonia and can become critically ill.
A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.