Canine Influnza Update
June 7, 2017—Florida is currently experiencing an outbreak of Canine Influenza, the “Dog Flu”, that originated in dog shows in Georgia and Deland, Fl. There have been multiple confirmed cases at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and 7 cases that we are aware of that have been confirmed in Pinellas County as of June 7, 2017.
Northeast Animal Hospital is recommending vaccination for all our patients at this time (with rare exception), and we currently have adequate stock of the vaccine for the strain of influenza involved in the current outbreak. Please see the FAQ from the University of Florida for more information, and call to schedule an appointment for your HEALTHY dog.
The following link with FAQ’s provides general information for pet owners regarding the virus involved in the current outbreak:
If you believe that your dog may be experiencing symptoms of Canine Influenza, please call us. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE HOSPITAL WITHOUT FIRST CALLING.
Please check this area of our website for more local updates. We will post as needed.
Mark A. Scribano, D.V.M.
Dr. Mark Scribano studied at the University of Florida. He acquired his B.A. in 1983, completed two years of post-graduate studies, and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1989. He is a member and officer of numerous local…
Ginger Benham, D.V.M.
Dr. Benham graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She went on to complete a year-long internship outside of Boston, Massachusetts with the MSPCA – Angell Animal Medical Center, a national and…
Rachel Klemawesch, D.V.M.
Dr. Rachel Kelly Klemawesch is a double alumnus of Auburn University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in German before being awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She completed a preceptorship with Dr. Don Harris, a renowned avian…
Hillary Maedel, D.V.M.
Dr. Maedel was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She knew from a young age that she was meant to be a veterinarian. She vividly recalls learning the word and knowing instantly that it was her life’s calling. Her favorite part of working at…
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