HARBORVIEW 

ANIMAL

HOSPITAL

CALL OR TEXT:

(419) 734-5493

**IMPORTANT UPCOMING CHANGE IN BUSINESS HOURS**

Here are some upcoming changes in our business hours for the future:

GOOD FRIDAY - 3/29 -- Office will close at noon.

THURSDAY - 4/4 -- Office is CLOSED

FRIDAY - 4/5 -- Office is CLOSED

THURSDAY - 8/1 -- Office will close at noon.

FRIDAY - 8/2 -- Office is CLOSED

Welcome to Harborview Animal Hospital

Your other Family Doctor!  

We aim to provide the highest quality care to all of our patients in a compassionate, low stress, and professional manner.  

Our hospital is a full service companion animal hospital that has been providing quality pet care since 1980.  

Your pet's well being is our number one concern!  

We are accepting new clients and provide service in the Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Fremont, Sandusky, Huron and beyond.  

Our Mission

Harborview Animal Hospital is deeply committed to the overall health of our animal patients and to meet the needs of their human companions. We consider educating our clients to be an important part of our profession as well informed pet owners make intelligent decisions regarding the treatment and prevention of disease. The mission of Harborview Animal Hospital is to provide the most advanced, highest quality veterinary care to all of our patients in a compassionate, friendly, low stress and professional manner. We are dedicated to the wellness of every pet and we will serve as your pets health advocate in recommending and providing to most up-to-date medical services available. To benefit you and your pet, we strive to develop each of our health care professionals to their full potential through ongoing continuing education. 

A Word on the Mystery Dog Illness

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says a mystery illness making dogs sick has spread to at least 14 states.

Ohio is not officially among them, but veterinary health experts in the state are monitoring the situation closely.

Dr. Jeanette O’Quin is an associate professor for the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine who studies infectious disease management and outbreak response in companion animals.

"We don't know more than we do know at this point," O'Quin said. "We don't know if there's a new illness on the scene, a new pathogen that's making dogs sick, or if this is just cases of the many other pathogens that we know cause these same symptoms. We are actively looking into that, though."

O'Quin said dog owners should look out for symptoms similar to other upper respiratory infections—coughing, runny nose or discharge. Often infected dogs will also become lethargic or listless and lack energy, she said.

"Pay attention. If you see signs of illness in your dog, make sure you contact your veterinarian so they can be evaluated, so they can be tested and so they can be treated if needed," she said.

O'Quin said it's a good idea to make sure your dog is up-to-date on vaccines. "Many of the causes of upper respiratory infection are vaccine-preventable, or at least reduce the risk if they're properly vaccinated."

She also said these types of infections are more common in places where dogs are gathered together, such as boarding kennels and dog parks.

"We often see a spike around this time of year in the fall, just like we see with colds and flu in people. And so you can just avoid those kinds of settings, make sure they get plenty of exercise, plenty of attention and food and water, make sure they're vaccinated," she said.

WOSU 89.7 NPR News | By Matthew Rand

Published November 30, 2023 at 5:00 AM EST


If your dog is having symptoms or you think your dog should be seen, please contact our office to schedule an appointment!

OUR HOSPITAL POLICY ON COVID-19:

Last Updated 08/01/2023

 

While COVID restrictions have been lifted for our state, we continue to have guidelines in place for the protection of our staff and clients.  We ask that clients continue to have patience with us.  There will still be times when our hospital is over booked and understaffed for one reason or another, so please understand that wait times will vary for all scheduled appointments whether they are for routine, sick or emergency services.  As always, it is our mission to make your experience with our hospital the best it possibly can be.  We do not have a waiting room and do not plan on having one for the future.  We found during the COVID shutdown, the patients that were coming in to our hospital had much less stress going straight to an exam room vs. having to wait in the waiting room with other pets and people.  When you arrive for your pets’ appointment, if we have an open exam room, we will get you and your pet in right away.  If all of our exam rooms are full, we will have you wait in your vehicle until one opens up.


When you arrive for your appointment, DO NOT JUST WALK IN OUR HOSPITAL!   

Since we do not have a waiting room, ALL clients MUST notify us before coming into the building!  

CALL or KNOCK ON THE FRONT DOOR BEFORE YOU WALK IN OUR DOOR!  


Here are the current COVID-19 guidelines for our hospital:


-- Since that start of COVID, we have not had a waiting room.  Since then, we have made it our policy to continue to NOT have a waiting room.  We found during COVID that pets are less stressed when they wait in their car and go directly into an exam room.   


 -- Masks are NOT required for visits to our hospital.


 -- Prior to visiting our hospital, if you or someone in your household has had any exposure/symptoms to COVID-19, you will need to reschedule your appointment.


-- Upon request, we have hand sanitizers available for clients that are continuing to practice COVID safety protocols and will accommodate clients that wish to continue social distancing (6 feet between people) whenever possible.

 -- We frequently disinfect all clinical and common areas. Everything from pens to counters, exam tables and equipment we rely on to provide proper care for your pets. 

 -- All team members that are feeling unwell are not only staying home, but remaining home for at least 24 hours after a fever, or signs of a fever, have subsided.

 -- If you are anxious about visiting public spaces, please contact our office.  We are committed to making accommodations such as curbside and drop-off appointments.  If you choose a curbside/drop-off appointment, make sure you provide our staff with a phone number(s) where you can reached should we have any questions during your pets’ examination.  If you have questions or are uncertain about bringing your pet into the office, please call or text us at 419-734-5493 and we will do our best to assist you.     

 As always, if you have any concerns prior to your visit to our hospital, please feel free to call or text us with any questions that you might have

 

Thank you, 

 

The Caring Staff at Harborview Animal Hospital