Preventative Care

"Keeping Pets Healthy" starts with regular preventative care.  Our preventative care services include:

  • Wellness Exams
  • Heartworm and Tick-borne Disease Screening
  • Intestinal Parasite Screening
  • Vaccinations 


We at the Mosinee Veterinary Clinic want what is best for your pet. We believe in our motto "Keeping Pets Healthy". Vaccines are one of the cornerstones of healthy pets, and for that reason we administer and recommend vaccines when appropriate. We make these recommendations based upon the lifestyle of your pet and the likelihood of exposure to a particular disease.

When we vaccinate, we follow the vaccine protocol recommended by the manufacturer. We believe this is the best approach.

Some vaccines may last longer than our recommended protocol in some pets. Our protocol may change from time to time especially when new research becomes available and manufacturers update the recommendations.

Some vaccinations are considered “core” by the greater veterinary community and we advise all our patients to receive them. Some are more lifestyle specific and we’ll thoroughly discuss your pet’s habits and travel tendencies before we decide on what to protect them from.


Canine "Core" Vaccines

  • Distemper
    • Canine distemper is a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease. It is found worldwide in places inhabited by dogs and other members of the canine family. The virus is spread in the air and via direct contact through respiratory secretions of an infected dog or wild animal. Distemper primarily affects puppies and younger dogs, but can infects dogs of any age, and be potentially fatal. The disease attacks primarily the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems (brain and spinal cord) but can affect every organ system of the body. It may cause vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia, and severe brain damage. Canine distemper is so widespread that nearly every dog is exposed to during its lifetime. This disease is not transmissible to humans or cats. Canine distemper's high fatality rate makes vaccination essential.
  • Adenovirus
    • Adenovirus 2 (one cause of Infectious Tracheobronchitis, AKA "kennel cough") causes respiratory disease which can lead to pneumonia and death. This virus is very contagious. Dogs of any age can become infected with canine adenovirus via contact with infected saliva, mucus, urine, or feces. Neuter form of canine adenovirus is transmissible to humans or cats.
  • Parvovirus
    • Parvovirus is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease of puppies and unvaccinated adult dogs. This virus is transmitted by direct contact with infected dogs or wild members of the dog family, infected feces, or a contaminated environment. Canine parvovirus can live for months to years in the environment. Canine parvovirus causes fever, severe vomiting, diarrhea (often -but not always- containing blood), and dehydration in dogs. The disease is often fatal. The virus is especially lethal to young dogs. It is transmitted by contact with parvovirus-infected dog feces or with an object which has encountered infected dog feces.
  • Rabies
    • Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals, including dogs, cats, wildlife and humans. The virus infects cells of the nervous system, producing incoordination and behavioral abnormalities such as unusual aggression or withdrawal. Once the signs of rabies appear, the disease is always fatal. Rabies is usually transmitted by bite wounds, often from infected wildlife, which represent the largest reservoir of the disease in the United States. Vaccines are very effective in preventing rabies. Most states in the U.S. require rabies vaccination of dogs at one-to three - year intervals.

Canine "Non-Core" Vaccines

  • Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough)
    • Infectious tracheobronchitis (i.e. Bordetella or Kennel cough) is an infection of the trachea and the large air passages of the lungs. Many different types of organisms cause the disease. It is very contagious, therefore spreads rapidly from one dog to another. It can be a potential problem in any confined area where there are a lot of dogs (kennels, grooming facilities, etc.). Although the pet seems to be alert and in general good health, you will notice a sudden onset of a dry harsh cough. The gagging up of some phlegm or foamy mucus will often follow this cough. Frequently, the pet owner mistakenly suspects that the dog has something caught in the throat. As the disease develops, signs of fever, purulent nasal discharge, depression, anorexia, and a productive cough indicates a complicated systemic infection. The Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine cannot completely prevent the problem, but it helps a great deal. The Bordetella vaccine should be administered annually or every 6 months if the pet is routinely exposed to other dogs.
  • Lyme
    • Lyme disease is a potentially serious tick-borne illness that can affect your dog. Some symptoms may include lameness, anorexia, fever, stiffness, joint pain/swelling, and depression. Dogs get Lyme disease from the bite of an infected deer tick. Annual vaccination can help protect your dog from Lyme disease all year and can also largely be preventable by using tick control and routine tick checks.
  • Leptospirosis
    • Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection resulting from the contact with the urine of infected wildlife or contaminated water or food. Leptospira bacteria infect the kidneys and liver, causing fever, anorexia, depression, and generalized pain. Several types of Leptospira bacteria can infect dogs. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans by contact through breaks in the skin or mucous membranes.
  • Canine Influenza (aka CIV or dog flu)
    • Canine influenza is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. Dogs of any breed, age, sex, or health status are at risk of infection when exposed to the virus. Currently, two strains of CIV have been identified in the U.S. The H3N8 strain of canine influenza was first identified in 2004 in Florida. Since then, it has been found in several other states. In 2015, the H3N2 virus strain was identified as the cause of an outbreak of canine influenza in Chicago.

Feline "Core" Vaccines

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (aka Feline Herpes Virus)
    • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis is the most common upper respiratory infection in cats. Even if successfully treated, FHV can lead to lifelong infection. Clinical signs may include moderate fever, loss of appetite, sneezing, tearing, discharge from the eyes and nose, open mouth breathing and coughing.
  • Feline Calicivirus
    • Feline Calicivirus is a virus that affects the feline upper respiratory system and accounts for approximately 40 percent of all respiratory diseases in cats. Even if successfully treated, cats infected with FCV can become chronic virus carriers with lifelong clinical signs of sneezing and running eyes. Clinical signs may include moderate fever, ulcers, and blisters on the tongue.
  • Panleukopenia (aka Feline Distemper)
    • Panleukopenia is a widespread, often fatal disease. Since most cats are likely to be exposed to panleukopenia in their lifetime, vaccination against this illness is important. Clinical signs may include fever, depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Rabies
    • Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals, including dogs, cats, wildlife and humans. The virus infects cells of the nervous system, producing incoordination and behavioral abnormalities such as unusual aggression or withdrawal. Once the signs of rabies appear, the disease is always fatal. Rabies is usually transmitted by bite wounds, often from infected wildlife, which represent the largest reservoir of the disease in the United States. Vaccines are very effective in preventing rabies. Most states in the U.S. Require rabies vaccination of dogs at one- to three - year intervals.

Feline "Non-Core" Vaccine

  • Feline Leukemia Virus (aka FeLV)
    • Feline Leukemia Virus is a viral disease that attacks the immune system and leaves the cat vulnerable to a host of secondary infections. Because the transmission usually occurs through contact with other felines, those cats that live in multi-cat households or are allowed to roam outdoors are particularly at risk.

Exotic Pet Care

We are proud to be one of the few veterinary clinics in the area to provide care for

  • Reptiles - snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and more.
  • Birds - parakeets, parrots, and more.
  • Small Mammals - Rabbits, Rats, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Ferrets, and more.


Regular dental care can add year's of quality to your pets life.  Dental care begins with identifying early signs of dental disease during a wellness exam.  Plaque and tarter accumulation results in bacteria breaking down the attachment of the tooth crown to the gums.  Once this attachment is compromised, the bacteria migrate to the tooth root and cause an abscess and breakdown of the periodontal ligament which holds the tooth root in the socket.  Tooth root abscesses and periodontal ligament damage can lead to bacterial infections spreading to other major organs such as the heart and kidneys and lead to tooth loss.  We often see patients with tooth root abscesses that require surgical extraction.

Preventative dental scaling and polishing of teeth under anesthesia help prevent this process from happening.

Here at the Mosinee Veterinary Clinic we offer Dental Radiographs, which will allow us to examine the root structures of teeth aiding in our ability to identify problem areas that make better treatment plans for diseased teeth.


Our surgical services include:

  • Sterilization of dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and ferrets
  • Dewclaw Removal
  • Tumor Excision
  • Extracapsular Method for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Removal of gastrointestinal obstructions
  • Fracture Repair
  • Surgical referral - If we feel your pet's surgical condition requires special expertise we will gladly refer you to a number of different board certified veterinary surgeons

Canine Reproductive Management

  • Determination of Optimal Breeding Time
  • Male Breeding Soundness Exam and Semen Evaluation
  • Semen Collection
  • Artificial Insemination with fresh or chilled semen
  • Surgical Insemination with frozen thawed semen
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis with Ultrasound
  • Determination of fetal count with X-rays
  • Planned and Emergency C-sections


We utilize digital radiography to capture X-rays of your pet.  Digital X-rays allow us to examine the images in greater detail.

Laser Therapy


What is Laser Therapy?

A surgery-free, drug free, noninvasive treatment to: Reduce pain. Reduce Inflammation. Speed Healing

Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called "photo-bio-modulation", which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.

Laser therapy can treat acute conditions like wounds, allergies, infections, wounds, sprains, strains, fractures, post surgical/dental healing and pain relief.

Laser therapy can treat chronic conditions like degenerative joint disease, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, lick graulomas, geriatric care, hip dysplasia, feline acne, tendonitis, arthritis, otitis, and much more.

How Does it Work?

The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes.

What are the costs?

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and the condition. Therefore treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost. Laser therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by your. Please contact us for additional info.