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Cary Street Veterinary Hospital is a full service, AAHA certified animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care. Our team is committed to bringing you and your pet better health by practicing the science of veterinary medicine. We strive to provide welcoming, informative, and supportive services to our clients, while maintaining a top quality working environment for our employees. CSVH offers the Richmond animal community medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care, as well as canine rehabilitation and acupuncture. Our in-house pharmacy, lab, and digital radiology enable you to make one stop for your pet's medical needs.
As a convenience, we offer boarding to our clients. One of the biggest advantages of boarding with us is the onsite medical team. Not only do we offer preventative care such as vaccine updates while your pet is staying with us, but should an emergency arise during boarding, you can be assured that your pet will be promptly and properly attended to.
Bones, Muscles and Joints
Keep your pet moving and grooving this spring
Schedule their yearly checkup today!
Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot. Think about your furry friend for a moment…
Have they stopped jumping on you when they greet you at the door?
Have they stopped perching on the window sill?
Is your pet acting “old?”
These changes in activity may be due to weather, age or good training. However, to
guarantee your pet is at their best, we have to rule out they don’t have a hidden
musculoskeletal problem. Infections, hormonal imbalances, nutrition, blood disorders can all affect your pets activity—the way they play, move, eat and cuddle!
The good news is we have ways to prevent, cure or manage these conditions, so your
pet can continue to have a good quality of life. We are committed to the wellbeing of
your pet for their lifetime. The best way to do this is to book your pet’s yearly checkup
today. Make an appointment and together, we’ll keep your pet’s bones, muscles and
joints (and the rest of your furry friend) in good working order!
Update on Canine Influenza
Recently, we’ve been receiving questions from some of our clients about a new dog virus called canine influenza. They were concerned about stories they had seen or read in the news about “dog flu” outbreaks. Although the canine flu has not been a problem in the Richmond area, we realize that all of our dog owners may have similar questions and concerns.
Canine influenza is a relatively new disease and can be caused by two different canine influenza virus strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Both strains of canine influenza virus cause respiratory disease in dogs. Affected dogs may develop coughing, nasal discharge, fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. The signs of infection are similar to those of other respiratory diseases in dogs. With proper medical attention, most dogs will recover. However, in some cases, canine influenza can progress to a more severe or even life-threatening condition, such as pneumonia.
Canine influenza is highly contagious, so visiting places where dogs socialize or congregate, such as doggie day cares, dog parks, boarding facilities and urban locations, places dogs at higher risk for becoming infected. Making the situation even more difficult to control is that dogs can spread the virus before signs of illness appear.
If you feel your companion is at risk, you might want to consider vaccinating against canine influenza. Please call us to discuss any questions you might have and to set up an appointment.
To learn more about canine influenza, you can visit www.doginfluenza.com
What does it mean to be AAHA-Accredited? AAHA-accredited hospitals adhere to rigorous standards to ensure that your pet receives the highest quality care available. Click on the AAHA emblem to find out more.
Cary Street Veterinary Hospital
3210 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
Tel: 804-355-9144 | Fax: 804-358-5501