We’re Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week

We’re Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week

October 15th-21st is National Veterinary Technician Week. A veterinary technician, or vet tech, plays a vital role in a veterinary hospital. The veterinary medicine field did not originally include trained veterinary technicians. The veterinarian would often employ...

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Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has become more prevalent in the U.S. within the last decade. It was first identified in Florida in March of 2004 in racing greyhounds. It is believed that the original strain of Influenza (H3N8) that was affecting dogs first developed...

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Bordetella, The Kennel Cough Vaccine

Bordetella, The Kennel Cough Vaccine

Bordetella Brochiseptica, commonly known as Kennel Cough, is a bacterial infection that is easily spread from one dog to another. It is one of the most common bacterial causes of Canine Tracheobronchitis, and it is transmitted through the air or through direct contact...

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Vaccinating Against Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis

Vaccinating Against Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis

Lyme and Leptospirosis (Lepto) are two vaccines that are recommended for all pets, especially those who lead an outdoor lifestyle (camping, hiking, live in areas with wildlife going through the yard). Both vaccines are given as an initial vaccine and need to be...

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The Feline Leukemia Vaccine

The Feline Leukemia Vaccine

The FeLV or “Feline Leukemia” vaccine protects against one of the most common infectious diseases of cats, Feline Leukemia. The feline leukemia virus is shed in nasal secretions, saliva, milk, urine, and feces of infected cats. The virus is commonly spread through...

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The Feline Distemper Vaccine

The Feline Distemper Vaccine

The FVRCP or “feline distemper” vaccine protects against three common viruses that cats can acquire. They are: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. The FVR part of the vaccine stands for “Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis.” Rhinotracheitis is a...

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The Canine Distemper Vaccine

The Canine Distemper Vaccine

When you bring your new puppy or dog in to update their vaccines, you have heard us ask if you want to update their Canine Distemper (DAPP) vaccine. Our Distemper vaccine also vaccinates against Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus, which are all serious diseases...

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The Importance of Vaccinating Against Rabies

The Importance of Vaccinating Against Rabies

As pet parents, you have made several trips to the vet clinic during the course of your pets' lives to get them the vaccines they need. There are several different vaccines each pet can receive based on their lifestyle and the likelihood of exposure to certain...

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Car Safety

Car Safety

Summer is a great time of the year! We take our dogs to the lake, for walks, and to classes. Right after Memorial Day, I saw one of my obedience students come rushing into the clinic. Hersey, her chocolate Labrador puppy had just jumped out of her car window on the...

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We’re Now Offering Puppy Elementary School

We’re Now Offering Puppy Elementary School

Puppy Elementary School What is puppy elementary school? People have asked what is after Puppy Kindergarten. Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital is now offering Puppy Elementary school to continue with socialization skills, obedience, and learning new ways to have fun....

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