Spartan Animal Hospital
4811 Larson Beach Rd
McFarland, WI 53558
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Welcome to Spartan Animal Hospital
We are a small animal practice that has been proudly located in McFarland since 1987. We are committed to offering the highest quality care and services for you and your pet.
Our compassionate doctors have over 35 years combined experience. Each veterinarian and team member is strongly devoted to the health and well being of your pet.
A case of canine influenza has been confirmed in Dane County. Canine Influenza is highly contagious from dog to dog. Symptoms include fever, coughing, nasal discharge, and lethargy. A vaccine is available that can decrease the incidence and severity of the disease. The recommended vaccination protocol involves administration of the vaccine, followed by a booster 2 weeks later. Dogs are not considered protected until after receiving the booster vaccine. This vaccine is generally not considered a core vaccination but due to the highly contagious nature of the disease and close proximity of other cases, vaccination should be considered for dogs that have contact with other dogs. Please call our clinic for more information, or if your pet is experiencing signs of the disease.
New testing shows the current influenza outbreak to be a strain originating from southeast Asia (H3N2). This strain causes the same symptoms of disease as the more common H3N8 strain that was presumed to be the cause of the outbreak. H3N8 is still in circulation in the region but currently most cases are linked to the H3N2. It is unknown whether the current vaccine is protective against the H3N2 strain. There is no vaccine for H3N2 strain virus. Cats may be susceptible to the H3N2 strain. Dogs or cats with compatible symptoms should be evaluated by a veterinarian. Humans are not thought to be at risk.
Best Veterinarian 2014 & 2013
Thank you McFarland for voting us Best Veterinarian 2014 (and 2013) in the Best of McFarland contest! We are so honored to be part of this wonderful community and appreciate every opportunity to care for your pets.
Dane County Humane Society Summer Camp
We enjoyed some quality time with the kids at DCHS summer camp in July. The kids learned about what it means to be an exotic animal veterinarian from one of our veterinarians, Dr. Michael Wenninger. They also learned about the types of animals we see and met a reticulated python, Russian tortoise, and a ferret.
McFarland Elementary School Visit & Tour
We had wonderful time visiting the school and talking with the children about our business. The kids also toured our clinic and made us some very thoughtful cards. We would like to thank all the 2nd graders at Conrad Elvehjem!
UW Canine Officers
Spartan Animal Hospital is proud to provide veterinary care for UW Police dogs "K-9 Odin" and "K-9 Casey". These two canine officers provide many services for the police department such as explosive detection, narcotics detection and evidence recovery. Click here for more information on these exceptional Shepherds.
Pet Health Network
pethealthnetwork.com can be an excellent resource to answer some of your preliminary questions regarding your pet's health after-hours. Of course, it is always important to follow up with a phone call to your veterinarian.
Two alligator visitors
On Nov. 10th, 2011 two American alligators injured during a Pennsylvania break in were flown to Spartan Animal Hospital for medical and surgical treatment. It is alleged that during the break in over 80 rocks were thrown at the alligators. One sustained a broken femur and the other was injured after swallowing one of the rocks. The alligators will remain at Spartan Animal Hospital for up to four months following surgery. Click here for news coverage. Click here for follow up news coverage.