Medical Topics

These pages are devoted to animal health issues, with an emphasis on topics of particular importance to our area.

Many pet owners have questions about vaccines, particularly since San Joaquin county has a high incidence of Parvo virus and other contagious infections. 

Ticks are a growing concern in San Joaquin County.  On this page we describe the types of ticks found in our area and methods for their control.

The incidence of heartworm has increased markedly in our area during the past 10 years.  Find out how this affects us locally.

Companion-animal nutrition is a dynamic topic, with a constant flow of new information and controversy.