Pet Vaccinations: Essential Protection Against Disease

As a pet owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and by your side for many years to come. A key part of achieving that goal is regular vaccination. These injections are designed to protect your pet from serious, potentially fatal, infectious diseases that can be transmitted [...]

7 Reasons Pet Microchipping Just Makes Sense

Losing a pet is a heartbreaking experience no pet owner should have to endure. Fortunately, by having your pet microchipped, you can significantly improve the chances of reuniting with them should they get lost. Microchipping is a safe, effective, and permanent identification for dogs and cats, and our Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County [...]

Emergency Services at VMC of Indian River County

Routine veterinary care provides a foundation for your pet’s health, helps prevent disease, and detects changes before they become big problems. But, you can’t predict or prevent every accident or injury, and most pets don’t get hurt during convenient business hours. The Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County handles routine veterinary care needs by [...]

Boarding Basics: 5 Tips to Prepare Your Pet

If you have travel plans and can’t bring your pet along, consider booking a stay for your furry friend at a reputable boarding facility. While the idea of leaving your pet behind may feel overwhelming, boarding them can have many benefits for both of you. Boarding provides a secure environment for your pet while you [...]

Allergies and Beyond: Itchy Pet FAQs

Your seasonal allergies may cause sneezing, coughing, and itchy, runny eyes, but if your pet has allergies, their signs manifest as skin problems. Seasonal and year-round allergies can cause your pet’s skin to become itchy, red, and irritated, and they may experience hair loss. Our Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County team understands that, [...]

7 Reasons Your Pet Needs Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

Florida has one of the largest mosquito populations in the United States, and these pesky bugs can transmit heartworms to your four-legged friend. Our Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County team doesn’t want your pet targeted by these dangerous parasites, so we explain why your pet should receive year-round heartworm prevention. #1: Mosquitoes are [...]

12 Home Pet Proofing Tips

Owning a pet is wonderful, but you are responsible for their safety, which requires time and effort to ensure your home is safe for your four-legged friend. Our Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County team wants to help you be a responsible pet owner, and we provide tips to pet proof your home.  #1: [...]

Routine Hygiene: How to Provide Dental Care for Your Pet

You need to establish routines for your pet’s essentials—potty training puppies, teaching obedience commands, and thwarting disease through preventive care. One of the most important routines you can establish for your pet—which has some of the farthest-reaching consequences—is to practice daily dental care. Without regular dental care, oral bacteria can take over your pet’s mouth, [...]

5 Transformational New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

Resolutions and goals are a great way to establish new healthy behaviors and habits for you and your pet. At the Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County, we coach pet owners every day about small changes and decisions that can make a lifelong difference in their pet’s health, happiness, and longevity. In honor of [...]

Welcome, Friend—8 Steps to Pet Adoption Success

You’ve recently realized that you have a pet-shaped hole in your life and—ideally, after some thought and careful research—you’re ready to fill the space with a furry, feathered, or finned friend. At this point, you’re probably excited and maybe a little nervous, which is a good thing—adopting a pet is a big decision that shouldn’t [...]

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