Fellow Community Members,
In these challenging times, the Kewaskum Veterinary Clinic’s purpose of providing compassionate state-of-the-art veterinary care has never been more important. We want to assure you we are committed to being there for our clients and their loving animal companions especially during times when they need us the most. We recognize that things are changing rapidly now, but please know one thing. We will do our best to be there for those that need us, when they need us, as long as we can.
Everyone knows that our staff is the heart and soul of the Kewaskum Veterinary Clinic. Our staff is rising to the occasion by providing the important sense of comfort and security for our clients and community. Since the beginning of this COVID-19 impact, our team has been making sure that every area of the hospital is sanitized continually throughout the day. We have remained in contact with state and local health agencies to monitor developments and receive guidance.
At this time, we remain committed to continuing to provide the highest quality veterinary services. In the interest of all of our clients and staff, we request that any clients who are exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, please refrain from coming inside the facility. We request that instead ask a friend or family member to bring your pet or reschedule the appointment entirely.
In addition, we want to share precautionary measures that we have taken to reinforce our already strong processes:
• Increasing the frequency of cleaning high touch surfaces
• Making hand sanitizer available for clients use
• Strengthening our pharmaceutical and medical supplies continuity to ensure that our hospital remains stocked with the necessities to continue to provide complete veterinary services
• Providing constant updates and safety tips anyone can use to limit the spread of any virus or infection.
Our Social Distancing Policy is as follows:
1. Please fill out all required forms at home and bring them to your appointment. This will limit your time spend in our hospital and limit any potential exposure. Forms are available on our website, kewaskumveterinarycli
2. Please follow the one pet - one person rule. Which means please do not bring other pets or family members that are not important to the pets treatment(s).
3. Please be on time for your appointment. This will minimize the number of clients in our waiting area limiting potential exposure.
4. Please use a hand wipe upon entering the hospital.
5. Please sit as far away from another client as possible if possible. Keeping a safe distance from others is important.
6. You will receive your invoice, discharge instructions and medications in the exam room. Please be prepared to pay immediately upon approaching receptionist desk. Some documents may be emailed to you as well.
7. Please do not touch anything in the exam rooms or waiting area. We have removed all non-essential items to limit human contact zones.
Our hearts go out to every community and every family that has been impacted by COVID-19. You have the thoughts of the entire Kewaskum Veterinary Clinic team with you. The power and resilience of our community and nation never ceases to amaze us. We have no doubt that together -- we will stand tall, step up and persevere as one.
Dr. Gregory Ogi
Dr. Nicholas Wagner
Dr. Megan Theisen
Kewaskum Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
1040 Fond du Lac Avenue
Kewaskum, WI 53040
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Hills Pet Food Recall List
The record rainfalls we have had recently and now with all the standing water, our furry friends are at risk for leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a bacterium that collects in standing waters that is contaminated through the exposure of wildlife urine. The symptoms of leptospirosis are flu-like with vomiting, diarrhea and an increase in drinking due to the affects it has on the kidneys. This is a bacterium that can be passed to humans also.
If your pet becomes ill with Leptospirosis and caught early, it is treatable, but it can be deadly if left untreated. If you think that your pet has contracted the bacteria, call your veterinarian immediately.
We can conduct a test that will take 10 minutes to get the results and be able to treat immediately if they test positive.
If you haven’t already vaccinated your pet, you should schedule an appointment to discuss protecting your pet.
Heartworm prevention is an important concern that every pet owner should take seriously. Heartworm prevention is essential to your feline and canine's health. In rare cases it has been diagnosed in humans.
Heartworm is a parasitic worm, Dirofilaria immitis, spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It can inhabit the arteries of a dog’s lungs and the heart, causing potentially fatal disease, including congestive heart failure. Preventive drugs kill heartworm larvae.
Heartworm disease has been reported at an increasing rate in all 50 states. With the warmer winter seasons and increased rain, we have having it is recommended to treat year-round to help prevent your pet from contracting this potentially deadly disease.
Heartworm prevention does come in a variety of forms: chewable, topical and injectable. Heartworm medications are a controlled substance and need a veterinarian to prescribe it after your annual heartworm testing is completed.
If your pet has been diagnosed with heartworm you veterinarian will help with a treatment plan for a successful outcome.
Heartworm life cycle.
The Yellow Dog Project
HOURS BY APPOINTMENT:
1040 FOND DU LAC AVENUE
KEWASKUM, WI 53040-9583
Phone: (262) 626-2380
For emergencies please call Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, which is located in Port Washington at 262-268-7800.