Canine Flu Vaccine Shortage
Canine flu vaccine temporarily unavailable
The canine bivalent canine flu vaccine (H3N2-H3N8) is temporarily unavailable. This vaccination is required be many boarding facilities, groomers, and training facilities where large numbers of dogs may be housed together. This allows respiratory diseases to be transmitted easily from dog to dog through coughing, sneezing, respiratory droplets, communal food, and water bowls and even by dog caretakers.
Mountainside Veterinary Hospital operates a boarding facility and does require dogs to be current on their canine Influenza vaccination. There are currently no known Canine influenza outbreaks in Maryland. During this time that the vaccine is unavailable, we will be allowing dogs to board. We always take steps to minimize any disease transmission in our boarding facility and will continue to do so. However, we reserve the right to deny boarding to any pet that is actively showing signs of respiratory illness.
All our patients/boarders who are due for a Canine flu booster are urged to come in for the vaccination as soon as it becomes available. Please check the website for updates on this matter.
Please reach out to our doctors and staff if you have any questions about the canine influenza virus and your dog’s risk factors.
Welcome to Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s family doctor, offering cutting-edge medical treatment for cats and dogs in Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon, Finksburg, and other surrounding communities. Founded in 1976 by Dr. Ron Symonds, our practice has treated multiple generations of family pets. Locally owned and operated, we take great pride in the relationships we’ve built with clients across the decades.
We offer a comprehensive spectrum of quality medical services and contemporary treatments, including wellness and preventive care, in-house diagnostics and imaging, laser surgery, internal medicine, and endoscopy, among other care options. Whether you have an energetic new puppy who needs all their first vaccines or a mature cat who needs ongoing treatment for a chronic condition, our doctors can help!
Our Dedicated Team
Our team of compassionate, highly skilled doctors, veterinary technicians, and support staff recognize that pets are special, essential members of our families. We emphasize effective communication with our pet families and among ourselves to ensure we meet the individual needs of every pet in our care.
Our practice offers the advantages of state-of-the-art technologies, modern medicine, and advanced treatment options coupled with competitive pricing. We also offer percentage discounts for senior citizens and both active duty and retired military personnel, and we gladly accept CareCredit®.
*To be respectful of the medical needs of our community, please call promptly if you are unable to attend your appointment. If you must cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call 24 hours in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your timely cancelation will give another patient access to our medical care. To help avoid "No-Shows" we do require a $75 deposit from new clients. Please note, this deposit will go towards paying your balance at your first visit. However, for clients who do not give an appropriate notice or "No Show", the deposit will be nonrefundable.