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Welcome to Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian In Upstate NY Capital District
New Influenza Vaccine (07/01/2017)
Recent news reports have alerted many to a new version of the canine influenza virus, mostly detected outside New York State. Veterinary vaccine manufacturers have already created a vaccination update which includes both the original influenza virus, H3N8, and the newly discovered version, H3N2. Because so many dog owning families travel extensively with their pets, living part of the year in NY and part down south, where the new virus is prevalent, we expect that the new virus will arrive in New York at some point in the near future.
Dogs and puppies that are just starting their protection will simply receive the new Bi-valent vaccination, as an initial series of two vaccinations followed by yearly boosters. For dogs that are already vaccinated forH3N8 Influenza, the new vaccine does require a series of two vaccinations to provide protection. We plan to simply start the new vaccine at their normal yearly booster time.
Influenza vaccination should be considered for any dog that comes in contact with unknown dogs on a routine or intermittent basis. For example, doggie day care, agility or obedience trials, routine grooming visits, boarding, dog show attendance, dog park play. The AKC has actually cancelled some dog shows in the south because of the risk to attending contestant dogs.
The BHVH considers Influenza vaccinations: a lifestyle protection benefit, a necessary protection for dogs that are in contact with unknown health status dogs, a requirement for dogs that board at the BHVH, and not necessary for dogs that are strictly homebodies who don’t interact with other dogs. Please call the hospital for any questions you might have about Influenza or the new vaccine.
If you live in Burnt Hills or the surrounding area in NY, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. All 11 of our licensed veterinarians, treat all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. All of our doctors are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Burnt Hills veterinarian.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 518-399-5213 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Burnt Hills veterinary office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Burnt Hills pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital, we treat your
pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Peter Farrell
Dr. Michael Rach
Dr. Keith Clement
Dr. Beverly Blinn-Knapp
Dr. David Chico
Dr. Matthew Duemler
Dr. Stephen Godin
Dr. Heidi Gordon
Dr. Chris Elson
Dr. Darren MacNaughton
Dr. Emily Falls
Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital | 518-399-5213
145 Goode Street
Burnt Hills, NY 12027
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