Allendale Veterinary Hospital News and Promotions
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Employment Opportunity - Join our team!
Full-time or Part-time
Skilled technician needed for 2 doctor practice in Bergen County. Primary responsibilities will include surgical assistance and dentistry. Position will also require, but is not limited to; assisting in exam rooms, carrying out patient treatments, radiology, running laboratory tests and hospital maintenance. Must be available some evenings and some Saturdays. Friendly, supportive atmosphere, generous benefits package, competitive compensation. P/T or F/T hours available. Send resume to Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-327-1045.
Did you know that we offer "drop off" appointments for your convenience?
If you find it difficult to schedule an appointment during the week, please take advantage of our in-hospital patient services. Once admitted, your pet will be examined and the doctor will call you to discuss any findings. We can conduct any necessary tests or treatments and your pet will be discharged when it's convenient for you.
We accept "drop-off" appointments Monday - Friday for the following:
- Routine exams and vaccines
- Diagnostic testing - X-rays, ultrasound, blood work, etc.
- Un-well/sick patient exams
Leptospirosis Outbreak in Bergen County
More than 10 dogs have been treated in Bergen County over the past few months for a potentially fatal infection called Leptospirosis. They likely contracted the infection after they drank water contaminated with urine from infected wildlife. Species common to urban and rural areas such as skunks, rats, squirrels and raccoons can all harbor and spread the bacteria. Some infected dogs have a mild and transient illness, while others can develop severe life threatening symptoms.
The signs of Leptospirosis in dogs vary and may include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and increased thirst and urination. The disease can cause kidney failure with or without liver failure. Dogs may occasionally develop severe lung disease and have difficulty breathing. Leptospirosis can also cause bleeding disorders, which can lead to blood-tinged vomit, urine, stool or saliva; nosebleeds; and pinpoint red spots (which may be visible on the gums and other mucous membranes or on light-colored skin). Affected dogs can also develop swollen legs (from fluid accumulation) or accumulate excess fluid in their chest or abdomen.
Leptospirosis may be suspected based on the exposure history and signs shown by the dog, but many of these signs can also be seen with other diseases. To diagnose Leptospirosis a physical examination is required, along with urine and blood tests.
Leptospirosis is rare in cats and appears to be mild. Currently, there is no feline vaccine available.
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people. Infection in people can cause flu-like symptoms and can cause liver or kidney disease.
If your dog is not currently vaccinated, or overdue please call our office to schedule an appointment. We are also happy to address any questions you may have.
We Support Law Enforcement and our Military
Allendale Veterinary Hospital supports our law enforcement, active military and our veterans, both human and canine.
Service members and law enforcement will receive a 10% discount.
Thank you for your service, dedication, and for keeping us safe.
Psst.....Did you hear the good news?
All new clients get $25.00 off of their first visit!
All you have to do is mention this ad at the time of your visit to receive your discount!
Great News for itchy dogs!
Allendale Veterinary is now carrying CYTOPOINT, a safe, effective, immunotherapy injection for canine atopic dermatitis.
CYTOPOINT™ can help control itch and bring back the fun in life!
CYTOPOINT is an innovative new therapy that targets itch at its source to help relieve the signs of atopic dermatitis in dogs for a month or longer with a single injection.
CYTOPOINT is prescribed to help reduce scratching, chewing, licking and biting at the skin. When the itch is controlled, the damaged skin can heal, so that you and your dog have a chance to enjoy the fun things in life again.
Allendale Veterinary now offers our own online pharmacy!
The pharmacy offers prescription diets, medications and over the counter health care products.