Animal Care from the Heart! We treat your pets as if they were our own!

Welcome to Mounds View Animal Hospital

Animal Care from the Heart

Your pet is a part of the family, and when your pet needs care you want the same quality and personalized care you would get from your family physician.

At Mounds View Animal Hospital we believe in “Animal Care From the Heart”—an approach that means we really do care about your pet. When your pets are in our care, you can rest assured that we will treat them as if they were our own.

Since our pets are unable to tell us when and where there is a problem, they rely on us to know when there is something wrong. We believe that it’s vital to take the time to really listen to your questions and concerns in order to best help you and your pet. Since it’s important for you to know as much as possible about your pet’s problem, we will carefully explain the situation and what needs to be done, as well as describing all the available options.

Mounds View Animal Hospital’s staff of well trained and experienced veterinary professionals are dedicated to providing your pets with the best possible care so that they may live long, happy and healthy lives. We believe that the best way to do this is by regular preventive care which includes annual examinations, vaccinations, fecal checks, and heartworm checks. However, should your pet become ill or injured, our state- of-the-art equipment and facilities will enable us to provide the care your pet may need in one convenient location.

Canine Influenza Update

Dear Friends,

Canine Influenza is back in the news again.  There have been new cases reported in both Montana and Wyoming recently.  This comes on the heels of an outbreak last year that started in Chicago and spread across at least 7 states including Minnesota.

The good news is we now have vaccines in stock and available to protect dogs from both strains of Canine Influenza A, H3N2 and H3N8.  The vaccines must be boostered 3 weeks after the initial vaccination, and then given annually.  Protection can be expected about 2 weeks after the booster vaccine is given.

Facts about CIV:

–       The virus is passed in a similar fashion to all other flu viruses and can be transmitted on fomites (inanimate objects such as counter tops, floors, shoes/clothes, and toys)

–       Dogs can shed the virus for 2-4 days before they begin showing symptoms of the disease.

–       The virus can be difficult to diagnose with some routine tests because there is a very short period of time between viral shedding and symptoms when a dog can test positive.

–       Most cases have mild to moderate upper respiratory signs, but geriatric, immunocompromised and very young dogs may develop more severe or potentially life threatening disease.

Who should be vaccinated?

All dogs are at risk of getting this disease, because it is a new and emerging threat to which they have no immunity.  As a result, 80% of infected dogs will get sick, in some cases very sick.  The disease typically lasts for 10-21 days, with varying severity.

The canine influenza vaccine is a “lifestyle” vaccine, and is not recommended for every dog. In general, the vaccine is intended for the protection of dogs at risk for exposure to the canine influenza virus, which include those that participate in activities with many other dogs or where there are many other dogs present.  The dogs at the highest risk are those that travel, board, frequent dog parks, daycare, or groomers.   Dogs that may benefit from canine influenza vaccination include those that receive the kennel cough (Bordetella/parainfluenza) vaccine, because the risk groups are similar.

If you would like to read more detailed information, the following link to the AVMA’s Canine Influenza page is very informative.

If you have further questions, please contact us at Mounds View Animal Hospital, 763-780-8351.


The Doctors and Staff of Mounds View Animal Hospital

Welcome Dr. Rachel Spencer!!!

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rachel Spencer to the Mounds View Animal Hospital family. Dr. Rachel is a 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota and did an internship with us previously. Rachel will be a great addition to our team and will seeing appointments on a full time basis!.

Grooming update!

We’d like to welcome Maeley Glasby to our grooming team!  Maeley joins Marni, Sarah, and Haylie.  Schedule your appointments soon, as things get crazy around the holidays!

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We now Have An APP For That!

Please find our FREE app in the Google Play and iTunes stores under MVAH VET or click the links below! You can even have some fun with the PetPix section, which has templates for you to share photos of your pet with friends, family, and us!

Customer care is our top priority, so we have made it easier and more convenient for you to reach us and stay in touch!  With our new mobile app you can easily:

  • Schedule Appointments
  • Reorder Medications
  • Tap To Call
  • Directions
  • Pet Photo Sharing
  • Emergency Information

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