Serving the Branch County Community since 1981. We are happily continuing our Practice in Coldwater and look forward to seeing you and your pet!
Dr. Fischer is happy to spread the word that he has NOT retried and isn't planning to for a very long time. Serving select Large Animals, Small Animals and Exotic pets!
Fischer Veterinary Clinic
The governor has lifted our restrictions!! Starting May 29th. We are now able to do spays, neuters, nail trims and all desired services!! I’ll be working on our waiting list starting today!
We will continue to use our safety protocols we already have in place.
If you have an animal that needs spayed/neutered... call Erin 278-5992 and make sure you tell me who you are. We are still under restrictions but have a workable game plan in place!
We were desperately hoping in Gov. Whitmer’s press conference yesterday that she would’ve eased the restrictions on Veterinary Medicine. Unfortunately, she did not; even though we are able to safely practice with enhanced safety measures.
With that, we have discussed how best to proceed for everyone. From a business standpoint, the Executive Order targeting veterinarians has been crippling for us (and other vets following it). Unlike other veterinarians showing blatant disregard for the EO, we have not. For the last 3 weeks we have practiced in its scope. We are proud to say for the next 3 weeks we will as well. Some of you will still need us in this time and we want to be here for you! We discussed closing a few days a week and self limiting to save money. But your needs are important to us and we want to be there every day we can for you. So we will still be open Monday through Friday.
We will still be here for your sick pets, your heart worm & flea/tick needs as well as many other things!
We are forming a wait list for spays/neuters and will be scheduling for mid May starting on May 1.
We’re almost there! Hang in there! And questions please call 278-5992 M-F.
Stay safe & healthy!
Hoping sunshine & warmer temps arrive again soon!
As an addendum to our other post, for the time being we are shortening our hours to 9am to 4pm Monday - Friday. Unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Fischer or Erin.
During these times please use 278-5992. Outside of these hours, our Emergency phone number is 517-317-4570
We’ll all get through this together.
Yesterday Governor Whitmer signed an executive order that starts today. Previously, veterinary medicine was deemed essential; her executive order takes that away( NO other states have done this). I am including screen shots at the bottom of this post.
Luckily, there are still things we will be able to help you with. We can still:
- see your pets on an emergency basis
- See and treat your sick/infectious pets
- Vaccinate your puppies
- Vaccinate your older dogs that have never been previously vaccinated
- Rabies vaccinations at any age/species
- Non routine surgery (ie potentially cancerous tumors, wound repair, anything potentially life threatening)
- See your pets that are in Pain
- Our Large animal clients can still be serviced to the fullest extent.
What we will be delaying services on is
- Routine surgeries such as spays and neuters
- Routine vaccinations for healthy, previously well vaccinated adults.
- No nail trims (we are happy to advise you how to do this yourself)
-no tail docs/dew claw removal for puppies
What we are working on (because it’s unclear in the EO)
- dispensing of medications
Please feel free to call Erin at 278-5992 with any questions you may have. It’s a scary time for all of us. Please be patient and understand that we are trying to figure out the best way to help you while staying compliant with the Executive Order.
We now have the ability to stay open even if Safety In Place measures are taken.
agprofessional.com The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued guidance on critical industry workforce that should continue as the country addresses and responds to the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. food and agriculture was included.
As I posted on Saturday, we are still staying open for routine & emergency services. A few things we do ask
1. Please come at your appointment time. This will help us control the flow of people in & out.
2. If you need to add a service or pet, please ok it ahead of time, we may need to change your times to make it work for everyone.
3. Please no more than 1 human per appointment in the clinic. If more need to come, please leave them in the vehicle if safe.
4. If you are feeling under the weather for any reason, please reschedule!
5. If you are needing to pick up medicine or supplies, call before you come and come in the office one at a time if someone is already here.
Thank you all for helping us help you during this trying time.
To all of our clients,
We will be taking appointments during this time, as normal. We assure you we will only work if we are in a healthy state. Therefore We ask the same of you. If for any reason you are feeling under the weather by the slightest chance, sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever or overly tired, please call or message. There will be no cancellation fees. The only thing we ask is that you let us know.
We are taking all measures to keep ourselves and our families healthy and care deeply that your families stay the same. We appreciate all of you and want the best for you, your family & pets.
!!UPDATE!! Fiona has been FOUND! Thanks to all who shared
Missing since this past weekend!
It is the buggy season!
Repeat with me: "I should not eat bees..!!!" 🐶🤦 :)
nypost.com An animal lover died after being bitten by a puppy she rescued that was infected with rabies, according to reports. Birgitte Kallestad passed away Monday — more than two months after taking in the …
Not good ladies & gents. Rabies is a disease to be taken very seriously. And there is a new form of Distemper being reported brought in from Korea (I believe.). Be vigilant with your pets health.
The VERY real perils of retail rescue.
[01/30/19] We are open today until 4 if you need us. However, we do recommend you & your pets stay in and stay warm if you can.
Careful, you can get some of these around here
wowo.com NATIONWIDE, (WOWO) – More dog food brands have been added to the recall list for elevated levels of Vitamin D. Last month, WOWO reported Sunshine Mills, Inc. recalled select products of Evolve Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food. RELATED: Sunshine Mil...
Why grain free should only be used with a grain allergy. If you suspect a food allergy, let’s test instead of using grain free food when not necessarily needed!
abcactionnews.com Imagine feeding your dog a food that's slowly taking years of their life. Most pet owners wouldn't think of such a thing, but it's happening all over the country.
Another missing. We would also be a safe drop off point for Miss Nova.
Lost dog, please keep an eye out.
Holy smokes! How cute is this?!?
Just a calf trying to catch snowflakes with his tongue.❤️😃
Santa’s most important document for travel!
Xylitol is bad news! It’s in so much of our products. Try to keep it out of your home for your pets safety!
khou.com "Somehow I feel like I failed her by leaving candy canes on the table," Harleigh's owner, Darla Martinez, of Groves, Texas, told 12 News.
Give your pet the gift of HOME for the holidays.
Microchip Sale: $25/chip with no Office Visit. Savings of $35!
Call for your appointment today!
Another group of Recalls to keep an eye on
fda.gov The FDA is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in several dry pet foodsVitamin D in very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death.
Always keep an eye on the usda website for recalls
The products were sold nationwide and anyone who purchased any of the products, should dispose of it or return it for a full refund.
This is Tucker, he is a client of ours. Tucker ran away from home Sunday night. He lives near Lincoln school and was last seen early Monday morning near Rick’s Party Store. He is intact, no microchip, wearing a black collar with no tags.
His mom is very worried, if you’ve seen Tucker please call Cindy 517-278-2406 or 517-677-3399
We apologize that our phones are down today. We have contacted Spectrum and are in the process of getting it fixed. Please feel free to call the 278-5992 number, it will be forwarded to a cell phone. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you, our cell phone isn’t handling a large volume of calls well. Or please PM us here and we will get back to you.
American Heartworm Society
In remembrance of all who lost their lives and those who risked their lives on September 11th.
Branch County Sheriff's Office
This little lady's family contacted us and picked her up. Thank you to all that shared our post and got the information out there.
This friendly girl was found walking along US12 just outside of Bronson, Michigan near Parham Road. She was wearing a pink nylon collar, and she appears to have cataracts. She is currently checked in as a guest at the Branch County Animal Control, but I'm sure she would love to go home. If anyone has any information please send us a message here, or contact Central Dispatch at 517-278-3091.
Why staying current on your rabies for both dogs AND cats is important
thedailyreporter.com COLDWATER — Three bats, two in St. Joseph County and one in Branch County have tested positive for rabies Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Commun ity
Care Center Hospital for Animals is proud to serve the Coldwater MI area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Ronald Lanford, who is a licensed, experienced Coldwater veterinarian.
Branch County's School Telemedicine Program
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