Welcome to Oak View Veterinary Hospital
Pets are Family
Our team at Oak View Veterinary Hospital believes that pets are an important part of a family, that is why your pet will be cared for with respect and compassion. We treat each pet as an individual, with individual needs.
To help us provide the highest quality of care, our doctors routinely devote half an hour for your pet's visit. This allows us to be very thorough with our exam and gives us the necessary time to get to know you and your pet. We will address any questions or concerns that you may have for your pet to help you take the best care of your family member.
Our Mission Statement
Oak View Veterinary Hospital is committed to work as a team to provide high quality veterinary care to our patients, as well as excellent service to our clients.We believe that through education and compassionate care, we can help you make the best health care choices for your pet.
Canine Influenza Outbreak
The recent outbreak of canine influenza in the Chicago area has caused concern among dog owners. Canine influenza is spread via aerosolized respiratory secretions and contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes) and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. The virus can remain viable (alive and able to infect) on surfaces for up to 48 hours, on clothing for 24 hours, and on hands for 12 hours. The virus typically takes about 2-4 days after exposure to cause symptoms.
The current virus circulating in Chicago is a new strain in the US and is not the same strain as what the vaccine protects against. Vaccination requires an initial vaccine and a booster 2-4 weeks later, and it is undetermined whether the vaccine will be protective against this current strain. It takes 2 weeks after the 2nd vaccination for the immune system to fully respond to the vaccine. The best way to prevent exposure currently is to keep your dog out of doggy daycare, boarding, grooming, and dog parks until the virus has passed or until a vaccine for this strain has been developed.
Symptoms of the disease may include a soft, moist cough or dry cough similar to that induced by kennel cough; discharge from the nose or eyes; sneezing; lethargy; low-grade fever; and loss of appetite. The current strain can also affect cats exposed to infected dogs and cause the same symptoms in cats. Anyone with concerns about their pet's health, or whose pet is showing symptoms of canine influenza, should contact their veterinarian.
For further reading:
Pet Owners Guide to Canine Influenza or
Canine Influenza FAQs
Oak View Veterinary Hospital has partnered with the Village of Bellevue, the Bellevue Dog Park Committee, and local residents to fundraise for the future Bellevue Dog Park.
4th Annual K-9 Karnival Fundraiser
Saturday May 9, 2015
Josten Park, Bellevue
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We are honored when you share your trust in us by recommending your friends and family to Oak View Veterinary Hospital. When you refer a new client to our practice using one of our referral rewards cards:
$20 off the 1st veterinary visit goes to the new client
$20 credit will be applied to your account
Stop by our front desk to pick up a referral card and get the complete rules.
Our Veterinarians are affiliated with these associations:
A.V.M.A. American Veterinary Medical Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
Northeast Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
Radiographic screening method for hip evaluation
The American Association of Feline Practitioners improves the health and welfare
of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation.
The Wisconsin House Rabbit Society is a volunteer, nonprofit, organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned rabbits and finding them permanent homes and to educating others about the care and behavior of rabbits.
Cats Anonymous, Inc. is a non profit organization whose sole purpose is to better the lives and reduce the number of stray and feral cats in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Veterinary Corp
Veterinary disaster response team for Wisconsin