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Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic

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55 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: 510-797-2323
Fax: 510-792-6890

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:30pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Dogs can encounter a rattlesnake anytime they are in rattlesnake habitat. You and your dog may live in rattlesnake habitat. Perhaps you travel through or frequently visit places where rattlesnakes are found. Maybe rattlesnakes are around when you take your dog hiking, camping or hunting. Like people, dogs may stumble over the location of a snake by accident. Curiosity or a protective instinct can place your dog at risk. In each case, vaccination helps to protect her. The toxic components of snake venom are very painful and can have serious consequences. Even if your dog survives the immediate effects of a rattlesnake bite, she can be permanently injured.

imageShepPup.jpgA Rattlesnake Vaccination is safer than antivenom treatment. The Vaccination can reduce the overall effects of the snakebite, reduce or eliminate the need for antivenom, and decrease other treatment costs as well. The first year your dog is vaccinated, she should receive two doses of vaccine spaced one month apart.

Protective antibodies made by your dog in response to the vaccine start neutralizing venom immediately. This means vaccinated dogs should experience less pain and a reduced risk of permanent injury from rattlesnake bite.

Even after your dog is vaccinated against rattlesnake venom, she should be taken to a veterinarian for evaluation and care as soon as possible following snakebite. Even bites by non-venomous snakes can lead to serious infections and antibiotic treatment may be needed. A veterinarian can determine if your dog is sufficiently protected for the specific type of snake involved and the amount of venom injected, or whether additional medical treatment would be helpful.

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Testimonial

Fabulous vets and staff. Drive out of my way to get to office because they treat my many pets so well. Wouldn't want to trust my fur babies to anybody else.

- Jackie A. / Fremont, CA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:30pm
SundayClosedClosed

For after hour emergencies, we recommend Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Fremont. Call them at (510) 657-6620, or visit them online at OhloneVetEmergencyClinic.com

Meet The Veterinarian

Meet The Team "I attended veterinary school at Michigan State University, graduated in 1978, and moved immediately to California with my husband. I have been in practice in Alameda County since then, and have been here at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic since 1994. In my spare time, I have been president of the local county veterinary association, and also" Read More

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