Welcome to Mount Rose Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Reno, NV
Call us at (775) 853-8550
Please call us at (775) 853-8550 to schedule an appointment during our normal business hours!
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you live in Reno or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. All of our doctors are all licensed NV veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.
Mount Rose Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. All of our doctors have experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Reno veterinarians.
We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (775) 853-8550 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Reno veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Reno pet owners.
At Mount Rose Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Katie Weldon, Dr. Lori Burnham, Dr. Sandra L. Carroll,
Dr. Alex Veach, Dr. Kim Luikart, Dr. Laura Leautier, and Dr. Kimber Lopez
Reno Veterinarian | Mount Rose Animal Hospital | (775) 853-8550
16560 Wedge Pkwy #100
Reno, NV 89511
HEALTH ADVISORY- CANINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE
We wanted to bring to your attention an important health advisory regarding a recent announcement from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) regarding an emerging canine infectious respiratory disease in Oregon, and some cases in California. While we have had no known cases in Northern Nevada, we believe it’s just a matter of time before we start to see it in our area.
According to the AVMA report released on November 17, 2023 (AVMA Report), there is concern about a respiratory illness in dogs that may result in long-term cough and/or pneumonia, and it may be minimally or not responsive to antimicrobials. As of now, there is no specific testing or vaccination available for this disease. Here is a link to Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine for more information regarding this emerging respiratory illness. https://cvmbs.source.colostate.edu/respiratory-illness-canine/
We take the health and well-being of your canine companions seriously, and we want to strongly urge that you make sure your pet is current on the Canine Influenza and Bordetella vaccines. While the existing vaccines may not specifically target this unknown infection, maintaining overall health through routine vaccinations can help support a dog’s immune system in combating various infections. Optimal protection against common respiratory infections includes an annual intranasal vaccine for Bordetella, Adenovirus 2, and parainfluenza, and the injectable influenza H3N2/H3N8 vaccine. Approximately two weeks after the last dose of a vaccine, your pet should have developed immunity. Also, if you have family visiting from out of town check to make sure their pets are current and have no respiratory symptoms.
For the time being, we also suggest avoiding voluntary dog gatherings. It would be prudent to avoid dog parks and other social events where your dog could have contact with dogs of unknown vaccination or health status. If boarding, daycare, or grooming are required, complete the vaccinations described above beforehand.
Please Note: If your dog is more than 6 months past it's annual Influenza due date, it will need to repeat a series of 2 vaccinations , 3 weeks apart.
Monitor your dog for any symptoms such as cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, fever, lethargy, vomiting, or diarrhea. Please contact the hospital if these symptoms occur, or if it is during the weekend contact the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center at 775-851-3600. Upon arrival, please keep your dog in your vehicle and call to check in. This disease is highly contagious, and to limit any potential exposure, we will do your appointment curbside.
Again, we are not currently aware of any local cases, and we have reached out to the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center and they report that they also have not had any cases yet. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at 775-853-8550.