Come Check Out Our Kennel Renovations!
As of October 2019, our kennel area for boarding has been completely renovated!
Renovations include brand new, state-of-the-art kennels, resurfaced flooring and interior finishes, updated HVAC systems, and a new grooming sink.
Boarding will resume for current patients with special needs and in emergency situations.
If interested, call us at 301-774-9698 to schedule a tour.
We can't wait to show you around!
Take an Ornament from Our Holiday Giving Tree to Help an Animal in Need
Brookeville Animal Hospital is a proud supporter of Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center (MCASAC).
To help homeless animals this holiday season, please join us in our effort to collect the items that these animals need the most. If you would like to participate, please take an ornament (or two or three) from the tree located at our practice. On the front of each ornament is an adoptable dog or cat and on the back is an item that they would like.
All of these fur-babies are up for adoption and some include a description of the pet (name, breed, gender, age, personality, and what type of home they would thrive best in) just in case you are looking to expand your family and give one of these guys the best gift of all - a forever home!
Dr. Engel Says Farewell
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the upcoming retirement of Dr. Marcie Engel from Brookeville Animal Hospital.
Dr. Engel has been an esteemed member of the Brookeville Animal Hospital family for over 20 years and we're going to miss her dearly.
We'd like to leave you with these words from Dr. Engel:
About Hill's Pet Food Recall
Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently put out a voluntary recall on their canned food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Although animals benefit from vitamin D, ingesting too much of it can lead to potential health issues. Luckily, in most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of the canned food.
Hill’s is working in coordination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the affected products recalled. As of right now, the recall only extends to canned food and does not apply to dry food, cat food, or other treats.
Tips for Disaster Preparedness
Though they're not something we keep at the forefront of our mind most days, disasters can unfold at any minute.
Unfortunately, not many people prepare beforehand which can leave them, their families, and their pets susceptible to injury or worse.
Sadly, many pets get left behind due to unpreparedness when hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters strike.
This is why pet owners should consider creating disaster plans for their pets and following these tips:
New Policy for Online Pharmacy Prescription Requests
Dear Valued Brookeville Animal Hospital Clients:
We wanted to take a moment to explain our new policy for filling prescriptions made with online pharmacies.
We understand the convenience of online shopping – all it takes is a couple of minutes and a few clicks of your mouse and you can order your pet’s medications for a discounted price from the comfort of your home and have them delivered straight to your door.
Once you place an order online we receive a request to approve this prescription. That’s where our involvement stops. The FDA has found that some online companies sell unapproved pet drugs, counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired or improperly stored drugs. We can’t validate the integrity of the medicine you are receiving from an online pharmacy.
If you would like to continue to purchase medications online we will provide a written prescription for your pet’s medication. You can pick it up at our office or for some medications we can mail the written prescription to your home. You can send this written prescription to the online pharmacy of your choice to have it filled.
Canine Influenza Warning
Attention Dog Owners:
There is a canine influenza outbreak that started in Florida and has now moved up to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Texas. It is a new influenza strain that the previous vaccine did not cover.
We are now recommending all dog owners consider getting the new updated vaccine. It consists of 2 vaccines, 2 to 4 weeks apart; and then needs to be boosted annually. We recommend this especially for dogs that visit dog parks, boarding facilities, doggie day care facilities, grooming facilities, dog shows, and any dog that sees other dogs on a regular basis or travels with the family.
Feel free to call us at 301-774-9698 with questions or to schedule an appointment!
Client referrals are the greatest compliment we can receive! To thank you for recommending Brookeville Animal Hospital to your family and friends, we will add a $10 credit to your account when you refer someone to our hospital. This credit can be used at your next visit.
Thanks for keeping us your preferred and trusted veterinarian!
Pet Nail Trim Loyalty Punch Cards
Bring your pet in for 9 nail trims and get the 10th one free!
Ask a receptionist about our Nail Trim Loyalty Punch Cards today, and they will put one in your file.