Hello Beaver Meadow Family!

Hello Beaver Meadow Family!

We hope that everyone is doing well and your family and pets have been enjoying our short
summer. Everything moves along in this world at such a fast, busy pace as you know and we realize
how important it is for you to be able to count on Beaver Meadow anytime for any of your pet’s needs.
Most of you know that my husband, Adam and I are looking forward to welcoming the birth of our new
daughter, Penelope, to our family in December. Juniper, Buckley and Daisy can hardly wait to meet
their new sister.

I feel blessed to have such wonderful veterinarians along with our amazing staff of techs,
receptionists and kennel help. Family is very important to me and I understand and respect the time
that our staff needs to spend with their families.  Dr. Ellen Hilton and Dr. Katelyn Miller are still going
to try to cover as many after hours emergency shifts as possible, however there may be occasions
when our Beaver Meadow veterinarians are not available and you may be referred elsewhere.  Dr
Diana has recently hired an amazing veterinary emergency triage service called Guardian Vets.
Many times, our on-call veterinary professional can help prevent unnecessary late night trips to the
ER, and will assist you with scheduling an appointment with Beaver Meadow Vet Clinic at your
earliest convenience.

If the On-Call veterinary professional suggests you see a vet immediately on a day or time we
at Beaver Meadow are not available we have asked Countryside Vet Clinic and Waterville Vet Clinic
to be available to see your pet for after hours emergency care.  They are both full service clinics with
wonderful doctors and staff that will be available if you need after hour emergency care. This will only
be necessary on the rare occasion that you would need us on one of the two nights that we do not
have doctor coverage.

I am still actively seeking to add a new full time veterinarian to our staff, and will continue to
do so until we find the right person to join us. We will keep you informed of any changes that we need
to make so you can always count on us to be here whenever you need us for veterinary care.
You and your fur family are valued as part of our Beaver Meadow family.  Please contact us for any
questions or concerns.

Thank you!
Sincerely,
Dr Diana Ostrander

Lyme Disease

**** ATTENTION ALL DOG OWNERS**** 

Click on the article below to learn more:

Local veterinarian speaks on Lyme disease in dogs


Over the past 2 weeks we have seen 3 dogs that are dying or have died from a fatal kidney disease called Lyme Nephritis.  These dogs are positive for Lyme disease and have never been treated or vaccinated for the disease. ​The way the disease process works is that every time a dog is further infected by a Lyme infected tick bite they are more susceptible to getting Lyme Nephritis. Unfortunately Lyme Nephritis is fatal as there really is no guaranteed treatment once their kidneys are damaged by this disease. ​By getting them vaccinated they will be protected from FURTHER infection and hopefully this will prevent any possibility of getting the fatal Lyme Nephritis we are seeing. Over the past 7-8 months we have seen about 9 cases total that we know of and it seems to only be getting worse. ​Dr. Diana is currently undergoing intensive research and studies on all these cases so we can prevent this from occurring as much as possible! IT IS PREVENTABLE!!!  By getting your dogs the 2 part series of the Lyme vaccination and getting them on a good monthly tick preventative (i.e. Simparica, Nexguard or the Seresto collar) you will be providing the best possible care against this disease. The Lyme vaccine we use is manufactured by Zoetis Animal Health. If your dog Is on Simparica and is vaccinated for Lyme disease and gets Lyme for some reason they will pay up to $5,000 for treatment.  That is how good the preventative Simparica and the Lyme vaccine are!  PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS!!! Ask for Dr. Diana for more information.