Dr. Randi Blanchard (behind the table) of Elm Valley Veterinary Clinic welcomes another client to the annual vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Dr. Randi Blanchard (behind the table) of Elm Valley Veterinary Clinic welcomes another client to the annual vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

SPRING VALLEY, WI – Every year the Clerks of Pierce and St. Croix County send out their “Notice to Dog Owners” to be published in the newspapers per the State of Wisconsin statutes that require publication be made between January 1 and January 15, which states in brief that for “all owners of dogs in Pierce/St. Croix County, rabies vaccination and dog licenses are required under the (Wisconsin) statutes.”

In turn then many veterinary clinics will encourage the local dogs and pet owners to get their annual vaccinations taken care of early to allow them to apply for their municipal license renewals.

Elm Valley Veterinary Clinic of Spring Valley, Elmwood and Plum City has been holding an annual one-day Pet Vaccination Clinic with discounted rates in each of the three villages for many years now and 2017 was no different.

This popular clinic brings out the local dogs and cats with their masters (dogs) and staff (cats) in tow to get their shots updated. Cats and dogs are to be on leashes or in carriers.

This year the Annual Pet Vaccination Clinic was held in the Spring Valley Public Works Garage in Spring Valley.

According to Dr. Blanchard there were 537 vaccinations given this year to approximately 267 dogs and cats.

Dr. Blanchard reminds everyone to be careful about the use of cheap food and flea treatments, “You get what you pay for,” she said and warned that cheap or wrong flea treatments can cause some nasty skin reactions.