December is Leptospirosis Awareness Month

What is Leptospirosis?
It is an infectious bacterial disease that is seen in rodents, dogs and other mammals that can be transmitted to humans.

Signs of Leptospirosis are...

- Fever
- Vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhea
- Refusal to eat
- Jaundice
- Weakness, severe muscle pain
- Stiffness

How can you prevent Lepto?

- ALWAYS wash your hands
- Control rodent populations
- Do NOT handle or come in contact with urine, blood or tissues of an infected pet
- Minimize contact with water, mud and vegetation that might be contaminated with the urine of infected animals
- Most importantly, your dog should be vaccinated every 6 months

Please call our office for more questions.

Contact Us


819 Laukapu St. Hilo, HI 96720

Call and Schedule an Appointment

808-935-7387
808-935-4532
receptionist.avc@gmail.com

Monday through Friday:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: Closed
We will have some available Saturdays during the month. Contact our office for available Saturday dates

Sunday: Closed

If you are needing emergency services, please contact our

Office at (808) 935-7387 during office hours or

Emergency phone at (808) 430-1339 via text or call outside of business hours.

We cannot guarantee service as we only have one doctor-on-call, but she will get back to you if she is available. We thank you for your continued patronage as we continue to provide compassionate pet care for the Hilo community.
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