If you live in Wentzville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Marilyn Finke is a licensed MO veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.
Gateway Equine and Small Animal Clinic was established in 1986 by owner, Dr. Marilyn Finke and has been located at 1531 Wentzville Parkway since 1990. Since that time, Dr. Finke and her staff have offered high quality, compassionate medical and surgical care to horses, dogs and cats throughout St. Charles and the surrounding counties.
If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
At Gateway Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Marilyn Finke
Wentzville Veterinarian | Gateway Veterinary Hospital | 636-639-6888
1531 Wentzville Parkway
Wentzville, MO 63385
Canine Influenza Update
Excerpt from email received 2/18/16 from MVMA….
There have been many reports of an occurrence of canine flu in Missouri in the last 24 hours. Many of the news stories are re-reporting what someone else reported. We’ve been attempting to track these reports to a source and, as of now, it is still vague. We do know of a confirmed occurrence in St. Louis last summer, but reports of something “recent” have not yet been substantiated.
Regarding vaccinations, the AVMA states:
“The canine influenza vaccine is a "lifestyle" vaccine, and is not recommended for every dog. In general, the vaccine is intended for the protection of dogs at risk for exposure to the canine influenza virus, which include those that either participate in activities with many other dogs or are housed in communal facilities, particularly where the virus is prevalent. Dogs that may benefit from canine influenza vaccination include those that receive the kennel cough (Bordetella/parainfluenza) vaccine, because the risk groups are similar. Dog owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine whether their dog's lifestyle includes risks for exposure to the canine influenza virus, and if vaccination is appropriate for their dog.”
We have canine influenza vaccine in stock at this time and would be happy to answer any questions
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