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Welcome to Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic
Where Healthy Pets Are Happy Pets!

Your Veterinarian in Madison, WI
Call us at 608-294-9494

Located at 2801 E. Washington Ave In the Madison East Shopping Center.

ATTENTION!  If you've never been to our clinic and are using Google Maps, search for us by our address, 2801 E. Washington Ave.  If you search on your GPS for our clinic name, Google Maps may direct you to our old location.  We are working with Google to get them to update our location on Google Maps. Please be patient with us until this can be updated.

Important Information About The Canine Influenza Outbreak - Cases Have Been Seen In Madison

Tips to Protect Your Dog from Dog Flu (Canine Influenza)

Between March 16 and April 1, 2015, Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has been positively diagnosed in 89 dogs in the Chicago area. Canine influenza virus causes a respiratory infection in dogs that is often referred to as canine influenza or “dog flu.” Canine influenza virus was first isolated in Florida in 2004 at a Greyhound racing facility. Since then, the virus has been confirmed in dogs across 40 states and the District of Columbia. Since it is a relatively new virus, almost all dogs are susceptible to infection when they are newly exposed because they have not built up natural immunity.

Most infected dogs show only mild symptoms, but some dogs become very sick and require veterinary treatment.   Most common clinical signs include lethargy, anorexia, low-grade fever, nasal discharge, and cough. Dogs with more severe disease can present with a high fever and pneumonia.

What You Need to Know and Do

  • CIV is not the same as Bordetella and Bordetella is not the only pathogen that causes kennel cough.

  • Canine influenza is highly infectious and the virus spreads very quickly from dog to dog. 

  • Canine influenza virus can be spread by direct contact with respiratory discharge from infected dogs, through the air via a cough, bark, or sneeze, and by contact with contaminated objects such as dog bowls and clothing. 

  • To prevent the spread of disease, wash your hands with soap and water or disinfect them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after contact with dogs.

  • Dog owners whose dogs are coughing or showing other signs of respiratory disease should not participate in activities or bring their dogs to facilities where other dogs can be exposed to the virus.

  • Call your veterinarian immediately if your dog has the following symptoms:
    • Coughing
    • Discharge from the nose or eyes
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lethargy/lack of energy

  • Canine influenza can be prevented through vaccination. Talk to your veterinarian about whether or not your pet is at risk. Merck Animal Health offers a Canine influenza vaccine which is available through veterinarians.

‚ÄčIf you have questions about how this may impact your pet you can call us at 608-294-9494

We Focus In The Special Needs and Care of Small Mammals.

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If you live in Madison or the surrounding area, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Conveniently located on Madison's East side on East Washington Avenue, we at Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic are proud to offer the best medical, surgical, dental, and general care for all of your pet's life stages. Our professional staff is friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing the best care possible.

Education and empowerment of pet parents to make informed decisions about their pet's care is one of our top priorities.


In addition to dogs and cats, all of our staff has a passion for the special needs of small mammals and we are proud to offer specialized equipment and facilities dedicated to their care.  

Dr. Carla Christman is an active member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the American Ferret Association and truly has a passion for small mammals and providing the absolute highest quality care possible.

We'd love to meet your dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, gerbils, hedge hogs, sugar gliders, chinchillas, mice, degus, and other small mammal pets!


We offer:

  • Convenient Hours Including Evenings Until 8pm Four Nights A Week.  
  • In-Clinic Blood Testing and Laboratory Services
  • Digital Full Body and Dental X-Ray Technology
  • Surgical Services To Meet Almost Any Need
  • Nutritional and Behavioral Counseling
  • Some Of The Newest and Safest Equipment and Technology To Keep Your Pet Safe
  • Cryosurgery Options
  • Specialized Dental Cleaning Equipment For Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Other Small Mammals
  • Short and Long Term Boarding For Cats and Small Mammals
  • PetCare® 24PetWatchTM Microchipping
  • Royal Canin Prescription Food For Dogs and Cats As Well as Totally Ferret, Oxbow and Other High-Quality Foods For Small Mammals.
  • High Quality Dietary Supplements, Pet Supplies, Toys, and Treats That We Use and Love

We have a number of resources here on our website so you can be an informed and empowered pet owner.  If you want to ask a question call 608-294-9494 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Madison veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Madison pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

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At Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Carla Christman - Dr. Laura Oxley - Dr. Sue Roberts
Madison Veterinarian | Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic | 608-294-9494

2801 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53704