Ticks are back and they are hungry!
Ticks are a big problem for people and pets. In addition to being just plain gross, ticks can transmit many different diseases including Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis.
If you find a tick on yourself or your pet, you can help track the spread of different tick species by participating in one or both of these two tick-tracking programs.
Tick Spotters: Take a Tick Pic and upload it to the website. You will get back an email that includes an identification of the species of tick and the diseases it may carry.
Project Acari: Save the tick (a ziplock bag works well) and request a Tick Kit. They will send you a kit that you can use to submit the tick for DNA analysis that helps monitor the spread of tick-borne disease.
Animal Emergency Clinic is moving to a new location May 1st
Animal Emergency Clinic, currently located at 2505 E Oakland Ave, Bloomington, is moving to a new location as of Wednesday, May 1st. The new address is 118 Greenwood Ave, Bloomington. They will be sharing a building with Highland Pet Hospital. Animal Emergency Clinic will remain a separate business and will continue to serve the entire community. SmartVet clients will be referred back to SmartVet for follow-up care. Animal Emergency Clinic’s phone number will remain the same 309.665.5020.
Kudos for Canines is moving to a new location May 1st
Kudos for Canines, currently located inside SmartVet, is moving to a new location as of Monday, May 6th. Their business is growing and their new location will give them the opportunity to hold more classes.
We wish them well and know they will have continued success! Kudos website is https://kudosforcanines.com. Their class schedule is posted online and they would love to hear from you.
SmartVet is also growing and over the summer we will be remodeling our surgery, adding a third exam room, expanding our treatment room, and creating a cats-only hospitalization room. We are excited about these changes that will help us work more efficiently and expand our ability to provide a low-stress environment for all our patients.