Preventative Care

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

  • Puppy and Kitten Packages
  • Wellness Exams
  • Adult and Senior Wellness Panels
  • Heartworm and Tick-borne Disease Screening
  • FeLV/FIV Screening
  • Intestinal Parasite Screening
  • Vaccinations and microchipping
  • Routine Dental Cleanings


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.  The virus is spread in the air and via direct contact through respiratory secretions of an infected dog or wild animal. The disease attacks primarily the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems (brain and spinal cord) but can affect every organ system of the body.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. Rabies is usually transmitted by bite wounds, often from infected wildlife, which represent the largest reservoir of the disease in the United States.

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. 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.).
  • Lyme
    • Lyme disease is a potentially serious tick-borne illness that can affect your dog. 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. 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Rabies is usually transmitted by bite wounds, often from infected wildlife, which represent the largest reservoir of the disease in the United States.

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.


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.

Canine Reproductive Management

For Current Clients only:

  • 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
  • OFA Certification

Comprehensive Laboratory Services

We carry in-house lab equipment to obtain immediate results, which allows immediate treatment. Running in-house testing only takes a few minutes and can save lives and costs in the long run. It also allows you to be more involved in your pet's care, as you and your veterinarian can discuss the results right away. If they're abnormal and we need to run more tests, there will be fewer trips back and forth. If the results are normal, your veterinarian can rule out certain diseases right away so you can worry less. If we are unable to run a test in-house, we utilize Marshfield reference labs to give your pet the most accurate diagnosis possible.

We use our laboratory capabilities in the following ways:

  • Cytology to test for the presence of infection, cancer and inflammation
  • Urinalysis to test for urinary tract infections and other abnormalities
  • Fecal tests to check for intestinal parasites
  • Complete blood counts
  • Chemistry profiles
  • Thyroxine and Cholesterol profiles
  • Electrolyte counts
  • Heartworm and Tick-borne Disease Screening
  • Feline disease (i.e. FeLV/FIV) Screening


Our surgical services include:

  • Sterilization of dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and ferrets
  • Dewclaw Removal
  • Tumor Excision
  • Bladder Stone Removal (cystotomy)
  • 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

Throughout the procedure and during recovery, your pet is monitored by a veterinary technician along with specialized monitoring equipment to measure blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate.


We utilize digital radiography to capture X-rays of your pet to obtain the best possible picture of what is happening inside your pet's body.  Digital X-rays allow us to examine the images in greater detail.

Laser Therapy


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.

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.


Our hospital carries Healthy Gourmet iVet diets, Purina and Royal Canin prescription diets, treats, and dental products. We can customize a feeding plan for your pet according to its needs to keep your pet healthy and happy for many years!

Humane Euthanasia

The euthanasia decision for a beloved pet may be one of the most difficult choices you must face during your entire lifetime. It is hard to make a life-ending determination like this for someone who cannot tell you what his/her wishes are and yet a judgment call must be made. Our veterinarians and support staff are available to help you asses your pets quality of life and to answer any questions you may have.

The Mosinee Veterinary Clinic works with Peaceful Pines Pet Memorial, a cremation facility and memorial park, where a complete line of pet cremation urns, caskets, memorial markers and pendants are available to help you remember and honor your pet.

Exotic Pet Care

Some of our veterinarians provide care for our current clients for the following.

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