VCA Windham Animal Hospital

Pet of the Month


Jarvis is a 2 year old, small mixed breed dog adopted from a southern rescue group last year. At his annual exam, his heartworm test came back positive.

Heartworm is a parasite spread by mosquitoes, and is common in the South. It isn’t as common in the North East, but dogs do get it here and it is a very serious disease if not treated. Dogs coming up north from southern rescues and adoption programs are routinely tested before being adopted out, however it takes 6 months after being infected for the test to come back positive. It is important to retest any dog adopted from the south 6 months after adopting.

The treatment for heartworm can be dangerous itself, and requires confining the dog for several months while the worms die off. Heartworm is easily prevented with a monthly chewable medication. Jarvis received treatment for his heartworm disease, which was in an early stage, and is doing well.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

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