Protect Your Pet from Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and in water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. It is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people.
Dogs can become infected and develop leptospirosis if their mucous membranes (or skin with any wound, such as a cut or scrape) come into contact with infected urine, urine-contaminated soil, water, food or bedding; through a bite from an infected animal; by eating infected tissues or carcasses; and rarely, through breeding. It can also be passed through the placenta from the mother dog to the puppies.
Reducing your dog’s exposure to possible sources of the Leptospira bacteria can reduce its chances of infection. Annual vaccination is recommended for at-risk dogs. At Millburn Veterinary Hospital, we offer a vaccine that effectively prevents the disease and protect dogs for at least 12 months.
Protect your pet today. Call us at (973) 467-1700 to check your dog's vaccination status.
Updated Canine Influenza Vaccines
For maximum protection for your pet, we are now carrying the newest Canine Influenza vaccines that cover the most common strains of the virus.
Call us at (973) 467-1700 to check your pet’s vaccination status. If your dog has already had a physical exam recently, we can schedule a technician appointment to administer the vaccines.
We recommend that high-risk dogs (see below) be vaccinated with the current vaccines as soon as possible, in an effort to give them the most effective protection against the virus. Dogs getting the vaccines for the first time must receive a booster three weeks later, even if they have previously received the older Influenza vaccine. After the initial series, the vaccine is given annually.
What Is Canine Influenza?
Canine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause severe disease and even death in extreme cases. We have recently seen a spike in the number of dogs in the area that have been exposed to the virus.
Millburn Veterinary Hospital's Dedicated Team
At Millburn Veterinary Hospital & Laser Surgery Center, our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Kimberly Scott — Hospital Manager
Kimberly is Hospital Manager at Millburn Veterinary Hospital. A native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, she spent 8 years living in Pennsylvania before returning to her home state. She now happily resides in Union. Kimberly has been in the veterinary field for 17 years and has always had a passion to work with animals and people. Although she loves all animals, her favorite breeds are Great Danes, English Bulldogs and Sphynx cats. She has a particular interest in reptiles and birds of all kinds.
In her spare time, Kimberly loves the outdoors, especially in spring and summer, and enjoys going to the movies, cooking, baking and shopping.
Katy Aguilar — Veterinary Technician
Katy's furry family includes Travieso (Spanish for "mischievous"), a gray tabby who was adopted from the Clifton Animal Shelter 14 years ago. He's wonderful, but loves to live up to his name even at that age! He craves attention and is always ready for a good belly rub.
Carol Ann Kennedy — Veterinary Technician
Carol Ann is a veterinary technician at Millburn Veterinary Hospital & Laser Surgery Center. She assists our doctors during laser surgeries.
Carlos La Torre — Veterinary Technician
Carlos cares for Otto, a white and gray cat that just walked off the street and into the house one day and made himself at home. This is one of those wonderful times when the pet adopts the family rather than the other way around. Carlos' daughter Carolina loves Otto and gives him big hugs and kisses every chance she gets.
Jessica Pearce — Veterinary Technician
Jessica is a veterinary technician at Millburn Veterinary Hospital & Laser Surgery Center. She thoroughly enjoys taking care of all the pets that walk through our doors!
Magda Rodrigues — Receptionist/ Veterinary Technician
Magda is currently attending Kean University and has been in the veterinary field for the past 9 years. She's always had a love of animals, so when she was presented with an opportunity to work in the veterinary field, she eagerly jumped at the chance! Magda was recently married and her and her husband love watching the Jets play at MetLife Stadium. She also enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her sweet, 10 year old American Pitbull Terrier named Capone.