Sault Animal Hospital has a major announcement!! After a long and careful search, we have found a veterinarian to join our team! Starting this June, Dr. Sara Alves will be joining the crew! Dr. Alves is a 2018 Graduate of Kansas State University. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, including equine and farm animals, especially in regards to reproductive issues.
"I was very selective about the next veterinarian that I wanted to bring aboard. I wanted to make sure that the new vet would continue to provide the same level of care that our clients are used to. Dr. Alves is very skilled and has my full confidence." (Dr. Jeff)
Dr. Alves will graduate from Kansas State University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, a Masters of Public Health, and a B.S. in Animal Sciences. She grew up with a military family and had the joy of getting to travel the world prior to pursuing veterinary medicine. She has a passion for Theriogenology (animal reproduction), and worked for numerous years with cattle, horse, and sheep/goat artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and in vitro fertilization. She also loves working with exotic animals including birds and reptiles. Dr. Alves and her partner now reside in Sault Ste. Marie with their ball python. She enjoys martial arts, traveling, and drawing in her free time.
We here at Sault Animal Hospital recognize the hectic pace of today's life.Work,kids,shopping,all are things that busy up our days.To help relieve some of that stress,we are offering a drop-off service.This is available for vaccines,ill animals,or for any reason.Just fill out the drop-off form and bring them in.We will perform the service and have them ready to go home at a predetermined time.
We are happy to introduce Pet Desk a new way to make appointments and keep on top of your pets health care needs,Right from your mobile device.Pet Desk is quick, easy and free to download and use.
Attention Canadian Clients! Make sure your dog is up to date on there rabies vaccine. Please Do not let it lapse!
We are now partnering with PETCARD of Canada. A leading provider of veterinary related financing. PETCARD will give you options for the covering of your veterinary expenses. Call the clinic for more information or go to:http://www.petcard.ca
If you live in Sault Ste Marie or the surrounding area in MI, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Sault Animal Hospital treats 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.
Sault Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Sault Animal Hospital is 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 Sault Ste Marie veterinarian.
We are changing our vaccination protocols to reflect the current studies regarding vaccine duration and booster frequency. Over the past few years, research has shown that some of the vaccines last longer than a year, while others last 8-...12 months. The old practice of giving all boosters every year resulted in keeping some vaccines current, but over vaccinating others. While this has not been shown to be detrimental to health, the dog is getting vaccines they don't need.
To that end, we are adjusting the vaccine schedule to this: (note: this is a generic vaccine schedule, the one for your dog will be tailored)
Rabies- first one is good for one year, after that they are good for 3 years.
DHPP- after the first booster at 1 year of age, it is good for 3 years (like the rabies vaccine)
Leptospirosis- this vaccine will be given yearly and is now considered a core vaccine. Lepto is a bacterial disease that is spread in puddles, damp leaves, or basically being outside! It causes liver damage and is one of the leading causes of kidney failure in dogs. All dogs should receive this vaccine.
Lyme- Lyme disease is becoming more prevalent in the UP. In 2013 we have already seen more than 40 plus active Lyme cases. Lyme is transmitted by ticks (along with anaplasmosis and erlichiosis, two other tick borne diseases). Hunting dogs and other dogs that spend time outside are at the highest risk, but we have found lyme positive dogs that live in the city. This vaccine is also a yearly vaccine.
Bordetella- also known as Kennel cough. This is still an annual vaccine.
Basically, your dog will still need vaccines (and an exam and fecal test) every year, just not the same vaccines.
We will be adjusting vaccination schedules when you are here for your appointment to bring everyone inline with the current recommendations.
Sault Animal Hospital | 906-635-5910
2867 Ashmun Street M-129 Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783