Pet Health

July 9, 2018

ITS ALMOST FAIR SEASON!! It’s that time of year and the Westmoreland Fair will be here before we know it (Aug. 17th-26th). Lakeview Animal Clinic has been a avid supporter of many aspects of the fair but none more than the local 4H/FFA programs. 4H and FFA are among the best youth organizations in the county and teach essential life lessons to thousands of children across the country. One aspect of 4H and FFA is raising, showing, and eventually selling livestock projects at the Westmoreland Junior Livestock Show and Sale (Saturday Aug. 26th). We have brought animals from the sale for many years and they provide some of the best beef, pork, lamb, and goat that you can find! For any business or individual, please consider supporting the youth and the sale. All money for purchasing the animals goes right back to the individual youth member. If you are interest but have some more questions please contact Dr. Andrew Stas by calling the office directly or sending us a FB message. He will be able to answer any questions and even put you in touch with a deserving youth member to support.

Why should your business support the local 4-H Livestock Auction?

Why support 4-H? Before you read this please know it is coming from my point of view as a past 10 year 4-H member, current 4-H volunteer and parent of

March 29, 2018

Don’t be stuck with a fine!! Make sure you have your license and rabies certificates available and up-to-date. The agents will need to see the actual rabies certificates, the tag alone does not suffice. Call the office if you have misplaced your certificate or unsure if your dog is up-to-date on the rabies vaccine.

Dog license checks to begin in Westmoreland County

State dog wardens will begin canvassing homes in Westmoreland County April 3 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their ...

November 17, 2017

HORSE OWNERS PLEASE READ: There has been a confirmed case of the neurologic form of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM/ EHV-1) in Butler County, PA. This form is highly contagious and needs to be identified immediately. EHV-1 can causes respiratory disease (nasal discharge and sneezing/coughing), abortions and neurologic signs (stumbling, disorientation). The virus is spread from horse to horse by nasal secretions and can be locally airborne. In locations where confirmed cases are present the barns are quarantined and travel restricted. The virus can be potentially deadly. Horses who have been exposed should monitored closely for signs of disease including 1) Elevated rectal temp. >101.5F 2) Nasal discharge, sneezing or coughing 3) Any evidence of neurological disorientation, stumbling, falling, or unable to rise 4) Spontaneous abortions in mares Lakeview Animal Clinic's standard vaccine protocols does include the Zoetis Fluvac EHV4/1 which includes a stimular strain. Unfortunately, the Fluvac EHV4/1 vaccine or any vaccine on the markets is not always protective from this highly contagious form of Equine Herpes. Please read the articles below for more information or feel free to call or email us with questions. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/equine_herpesvirus_brochure_2009.pdf https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/DiseaseFactsheetEHM.pdf

October 27, 2017

Proud to serve Pleasant Lane Farms as one of our clients!! A great operation and a wonderful family. Thank you for all that you have done in service for our country and keeping us all fed!

PA Veteran Farm Trail spotlights operations of those who serve

Rising early, working hard and coming back for more the next day. That could be a description of life in a military unit, but it ...

August 8, 2017

It's almost fair time again!!! Make sure to visit the Westmoreland Fair Aug. 18th-26th. Be sure to stop by all the barns and support the amazing youth that have been working on their projects all year. Don't be afraid to ask questions and learn...that's what the fair is all about!!

Westmoreland Fair

Country Scenes & Blue Ribbon Dreams at the 2017 Westmoreland Fair, August 18-26th. Tickets are on-sale now!

July 22, 2017

A new welfare bill was just past through the state government in Harrisburg. There are many changes that may affect many companion and livestock owners. As these changes come forward we will do our best to inform you of the new policies. Dr. Andy had a part, along with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, in reviewing the bill and making amendments that the Veterinary community supported or opposed. If you have any questions concerning the new changes please contact us at the office and Dr. Andy will help clear up some confusion. Here is one big change that has happened. If you or anyone you know has dogs tethered outside please read and take note of the new regulations. Without knowing you could be guilty of animal welfare violations which are now coming with much steeper penalties.

New Pa. law changes requirements on tethering your dog

The recently enacted Libre's law, described as the most comprehensive animal protection measure in state history, spells out for the first-time in Pennsylvania rules on tethering.

July 10, 2017

It's corn season!!! But remember keep the cobs away from the dogs. They make great obstructive foreign bodies!

Stas Farm Latrobe

Corn is ready !!! We will begin sales Wednesday from 10am - 6pm. Make sure everyone stops down! We will be set up at Palombo's bar , and on rt. 30 across from laurel nursery. We will be in Indiana shortly !