Wignall Animal Hospital

Wignall Animal Hospital Wignall Animal Hospital is a full service, state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot veterinary facility
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Wignall Animal Hospital strives for the best for our patients. We’re proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association — a distinction that only 12-15% of all animal hospitals in the US and Canada carry! Our accreditation is a symbol of our commitment to providing the highest standard of patient care and client service!

Did you know that incessant itching in dogs and cats can often point to an underlying health issue? Delaying a vet visit...
10/03/2023

Did you know that incessant itching in dogs and cats can often point to an underlying health issue? Delaying a vet visit for your itchy pet can lead to severe skin problems, like infections—which can be painful and often more difficult to treat.

By learning the indicators that it’s time to meet with a vet, we can work together to catch dermatological conditions before they worsen - and help your pet ditch the itch.

If your pet’s been scratching more than usual, book a dermatology appointment with us today. We can assess your pet’s symptoms and come up with a personalized treatment plan to get them the relief they need!

To learn what to expect at a pet dermatology visit and how we can help, visit our website: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/what-happens-when-i-bring-my-itchy-dog-to-the-vet

September 28th is  , and to help spread awareness for this deadly infectious disease, we’re sharing four facts to help p...
09/28/2023

September 28th is , and to help spread awareness for this deadly infectious disease, we’re sharing four facts to help pet owners keep themselves and their dogs and cats safe. In the past 100 years, we’ve seen a significant decline in rabies cases in the US, thanks in large part to widespread rabies vaccination laws for cats and dogs. Encounters with wild animals pose the largest risk, so here’s what you need to know to stay safe when venturing outdoors with your pets:

💉 Keep your pet up to date with their rabies vaccines. Laws vary by state, so if you've recently moved, check with us.

🦇 Rabies is carried only by mammals (commonly bats, raccoons, foxes and skunks here in the US) and is transmitted through blood and saliva. If you see an animal known to carry rabies acting abnormally (think stumbling, drooling, wandering aimlessly) or approaching you or your pet, call animal control. NEVER confront the wild animal or risk getting bit yourself.

🚑 If you or your pet have been exposed, contact your health care provider and veterinarian ASAP. Time is critical after exposure to prevent infection and death!

💯 Know this: Rabies is 100% fatal if contracted, but it’s also 100% preventable. So next time you get a reminder about a rabies vaccine being due, don’t delay.

For more information on rabies, visit: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/rabies-facts-prevention-tips

09/20/2023

Allergies in people often cause sneezing and congestion, but did you know our pets can experience allergies differently?

Licking, scratching, hair loss and other symptoms can be signs of allergic reactions or skin disease. Sometimes mild changes can signal a growing problem; we can help find the cause and curb the symptoms before they worsen. Our team can develop a personalized treatment plan for your pet to help them ditch the itch!

If your pet’s been itching, don’t delay - book a visit with us today. To learn more about why pets get itchy, check out our article here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/vet-tips-for-itchy-pets

It can be hard seeing your furry friend go in for surgery, even if it’s just a routine procedure, but once they’re disch...
09/12/2023

It can be hard seeing your furry friend go in for surgery, even if it’s just a routine procedure, but once they’re discharged, it can also be nerve-wracking to realize that their recovery depends on your aftercare. There’s medications to administer and wounds to care for, not the mention “the cone of shame”!

Not to worry – we’re here for you! In addition to the detailed discharge instructions you’ll receive following a procedure, here’s a handy guide that answers commonly asked questions from pet owners like you: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/what-to-expect-after-your-pet-has-surgery

With many   celebrations including  , here are some quick reminders on how to help prepare and calm your pet ahead of th...
09/01/2023

With many celebrations including , here are some quick reminders on how to help prepare and calm your pet ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend.

💥 Create a safe space: Find a dark, secluded spot in your house where your pet enjoys spending time. Ensure your pet can easily access this spot throughout the evening and fill the area with their favorite toys and bedding. Depending on their personality and their risk level, they may benefit from being kept in this space—especially if no one is home when the fireworks start.

💥 Minimize outdoor sounds and lighting: Within their safe space, try to cover the windows to reduce flashing lights. Put on soothing music, play white noise, or turn on an engaging program, like . Even a loud fan can help distract from the loud noise outside.

💥 Stick to your routine: Dogs and cats are creatures of habit. A sudden change in their daily routine can make them feel anxious or uneasy. By following your typical care schedule leading up to fireworks, you can help reduce their anxiety levels going into the night. If you know your pet is sensitive to fireworks, reach out to us for help AHEAD of holidays! We can provide guidance and may be able to prescribe anti-anxiety medication to help your pet ride out the festivities as comfortably as possible.

For more tips on how to prepare and comfort pets who are fearful of fireworks, visit our website: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/how-to-calm-pets-during-fireworks

Before giving your dog an antihistamine like Benadryl®*, consider this:Allergies work differently in dogs than they do i...
08/22/2023

Before giving your dog an antihistamine like Benadryl®*, consider this:Allergies work differently in dogs than they do in people. When humans experience allergies, histamines are released in the body. In dogs, however, allergies release a protein called cytokines (a type of inflammation-regulator). These cause different symptoms in dogs with allergies, including itchy skin. Note that if your dog has underlying allergy issues, antihistamines like Benadryl® cannot control the cytokines that cause inflammation and itch. In fact, the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals lists antihistamines under "Interventions likely to be of little or no benefit to treat acute flares of canine atopic dermatitis.” These meds can also cause concerning side effects like trembling, sedation, or panting if inaccurate dosages are given.

For a deep dive on antihistamines and how they impact dogs, visit our website here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/can-antihistamines-control-dog-itching

*Benadryl® is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson.

Did you know that itching and skin problems are the  #1 reason for a vet visit around the world? 🗺 It makes sense when y...
08/18/2023

Did you know that itching and skin problems are the #1 reason for a vet visit around the world? 🗺 It makes sense when you think about how easy it is to spot – your dog continuously scratching in discomfort is bound to make you want to find a solution, fast! When you book a visit, your veterinary team will help get to the root of your pet’s itchiness. Be ready to have the answers for common questions that will help your team identify potential solutions, such as:

📋 Does their itching get worse at certain times of the year or in specific environments?
📋 Are they scratching all over, or just certain areas?
📋 When was their last dose of flea/tick preventative, and what kind was it?
📋 Are any other pets or people in your home itchy?
📋 What pet food, treats, and supplements do you give your dog?

Your vet will use these answers alongside a review of your pet’s medical history and a thorough physical exam to determine the culprit and offer solutions that best suit your pet’s needs. To learn more about what to expect at a dermatology visit, visit our website: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/what-happens-when-i-bring-my-itchy-dog-to-the-vet

🦸‍♂️ Find your furry friend's superhero name and share it in the comments below! Whether they’re Luna, the Turquoise Cud...
08/16/2023

🦸‍♂️ Find your furry friend's superhero name and share it in the comments below! Whether they’re Luna, the Turquoise Cuddler or Max, the Silver Sniffer, we want to know their secret identity. Let's see who has the mightiest alter ego out there! 💪

  to all of our furry four-legged friends! Do your pets join in your weekend plans? Let us know in the comments. 👇📸 via ...
08/11/2023

to all of our furry four-legged friends! Do your pets join in your weekend plans? Let us know in the comments. 👇

📸 via on Instagram

Did you know that pets experience allergies differently than humans? Licking, scratching, hair loss and other symptoms c...
08/04/2023

Did you know that pets experience allergies differently than humans? Licking, scratching, hair loss and other symptoms can be signs of allergic reactions or skin disease. Sometimes mild changes can signal a growing problem. Your veterinarian can help find the cause and curb the symptoms before they worsen. Did any of these facts surprise you?

For the full 411 on key signs of allergies and how they’re diagnosed, visit our website: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/vet-tips-for-itchy-pets

Think your pet may have allergies? While seasonal scratching suggests environmental allergies, there are other causes of...
08/02/2023

Think your pet may have allergies? While seasonal scratching suggests environmental allergies, there are other causes of skin irritation that may impact your pet year-round. Constant scratching, itching, or paw-chewing could be signs of an allergy. Types of allergies include:

🌻 Environmental Inhalant: During spring and summer, allergens like pollen and mold are prevalent. More time outside means greater exposure for your allergic pet. Additionally, there are allergens your pet can breathe in year-round like dust and human dander; symptoms will not be seasonal in those cases.

🧼 Environmental Contact: With these allergies, skin irritation usually happens at “contact points” (which are the places where the animal directly touches the allergen). The culprit could be a new shampoo, fragrance, carpet or floor cleaner.

🍲 Food: If your pet is experiencing recurrent ear or skin infections, it’s worth investigating a potential food allergy with your veterinarian. A food allergy is not always the result of eating something new. In fact, your pet can develop an allergy to foods they’ve eaten for years! The way to determine a food allergy is by performing a food trial. These take time and commitment but the long-term benefits to your pet’s health and well-being are worth exploring with your vet.

For more information on allergies, including short-term solutions for itchy pets, visit our website: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/allergies-have-come-to-town-is-your-pet-scratching-yet

We're back with more of our top summer safety tips for pet owners to keep in mind during the hottest month of the year!💦...
07/27/2023

We're back with more of our top summer safety tips for pet owners to keep in mind during the hottest month of the year!💦

Avoid Overheating: Stay indoors during extreme heat and limit time in direct sun when outdoors
Stay Hydrated: Make sure your pet always has access to fresh, cool water
Prepare for Fireworks: Identify escape routes and create a safe space for anxious pets
Be BBQ Safe: Keep pets away from open flames AND remind your guests NOT to feed your pet table foods

Get our full list of warm weather safety tips here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/protect-your-pet-this-summer

Pretzel: My mom is the boss of the front desk!Moxie: Oh yeah!? Well my mom is the boss of your mom! 😝 *raspberry noises*
07/26/2023

Pretzel: My mom is the boss of the front desk!
Moxie: Oh yeah!? Well my mom is the boss of your mom! 😝 *raspberry noises*

The tiniest of veterinarians: 😍🐾 “Grey Kitty” and his own personal tiny vet, Lucy, had an unplanned visit to Wignall to ...
07/25/2023

The tiniest of veterinarians: 😍🐾 “Grey Kitty” and his own personal tiny vet, Lucy, had an unplanned visit to Wignall to start treatment for Grey Kitty’s ear infection. We are suspicious that maybe only one of them was excited about their adventure. Grey Kitty and Lucy are both part of the extended Wignall family; their mom, Bri is one of our vet techs!

Happy Monday from Pretzel 🥨 and the Wignall CSR team! 🌞
07/24/2023

Happy Monday from Pretzel 🥨 and the Wignall CSR team! 🌞

Tatsuo looks pretty comfortable hitching a ride on Holly's shoulder. Holly recently adopted little Tatsuo and she's clea...
07/24/2023

Tatsuo looks pretty comfortable hitching a ride on Holly's shoulder. Holly recently adopted little Tatsuo and she's clearly settling in just fine!

As we head into the warmest time of the year, it means the summer vacation season is officially here! Whether you’re hit...
07/21/2023

As we head into the warmest time of the year, it means the summer vacation season is officially here! Whether you’re hitting the road, spending time in the great outdoors, or sticking close to home, here are our top summer safety tips:

Microchip Your Pet:
Summer brings thunderstorms, fireworks, and more time outside, each of which could result in an escape. Having a microchip that is registered with your up-to-date contact info can get your pet back to you as quickly as possible. Not sure if it your pet’s chip is registered? Make an appointment for an exam and chip check. Your vet can help register it!

Safely Walk Your Pet:
Short walks are key in the hot weather. Aim for early morning or late evening for cooler temps and think about their feet, too. Hot pavement can cause burns and blisters – if you can’t walk barefoot, neither should they! Check their paws routinely and choose grassy surfaces instead of pavement when possible.

Traveling With Your Pet:
Even if it’s just a quick trip to the store, it’s important to never leave a pet unattended in a car. Even with the window cracked, the heat can reach over 100⁰ F in just ten minutes. FYI: It’s even illegal in many municipalities to leave an animal unattended.

Beware of Bugs:
Does the sound of buzzing mosquitoes keep you inside? They’re not just annoying - those pests, along with ticks and fleas, spread diseases to pets. Use pet-safe bug repellent and ask your vet what formulation is safest and will provide the best protection.

Get our full list of warm weather safety tips here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/protect-your-pet-this-summer

Meet some of our Guinea Pig boarding guests! Marvel and JJ are curious to see what veggies they are about to receive and...
07/19/2023

Meet some of our Guinea Pig boarding guests! Marvel and JJ are curious to see what veggies they are about to receive and Dwight is very happy to snuggle with our Tech Assistant, Haley, and munch on a carrot! Boarding looks a little different for small animals like these as they get to bring their own habitats with them...sort of like a mobile home.

🥰 Chloe came for her first visit with Dr. Thomas this weekend and gave some great kisses! Chloe's family is a long-time ...
07/17/2023

🥰 Chloe came for her first visit with Dr. Thomas this weekend and gave some great kisses! Chloe's family is a long-time client and we were so happy to meet their newest addition! 🐾

Renal disease is a condition that occurs commonly in dogs and cats. Renal disease refers to the process where the kidney...
07/11/2023

Renal disease is a condition that occurs commonly in dogs and cats. Renal disease refers to the process where the kidneys or urinary system components have become compromised or have difficulty functioning at their full capacity. However, most commonly it’s the kidneys that become affected. Renal failure can progress quickly and be fatal, if left undiagnosed or untreated.

This is where the importance of lab work comes in: by monitoring renal levels on blood and urine testing, veterinary professionals can identify kidney changes faster, leading to early intervention.

Renal disease is irreversible, but treatment options exist that can help pets with this condition live longer, healthier lives. If your senior pet is past due for a screening, book a visit today. Read up on renal disease here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/renal-disease-and-the-importance-of-prescreening

07/10/2023

😻This is Alaska, who recently spent the day with us for a dental procedure to treat his periodontal disease, and Sarah, one of our surgical vet techs that day. While he was recovering from his procedure, Sarah wanted to continue giving him extra snuggles and attention, so she brought him upstairs to listen to a presentation on nutrition, given by one of our vets. Moments like these happen behind the scenes every day in our hospital. We are so blessed to have caring professionals like Sarah on our team who put the comfort and safety of our patients first. 🥰

The benefits of dog training go far beyond impressing your friends with cool tricks - training your dog can help keep th...
07/03/2023

The benefits of dog training go far beyond impressing your friends with cool tricks - training your dog can help keep them safe and well-adjusted to the stimuli of daily life in and out of the home.

If you’re just starting out with training, talk to your vet! They can recommend resources like books, websites, and even reputable trainers if you’d prefer to work with someone locally. No matter your approach, taking the first step is all you need to start teaching your dog how to be at their best. Learn more about the benefits of embarking on a training regimen with your dog here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/national-train-your-dog-month

Your pet has a special place in your heart, so don’t risk parasites worming their way into your pet’s! Heartworm leads t...
06/22/2023

Your pet has a special place in your heart, so don’t risk parasites worming their way into your pet’s! Heartworm leads to serious health complications, and can even be fatal. Luckily, prevention has never been easier, so talk to your vet today about what program is best for your dog or cat. 🐶💚🐱

Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of heartworm in cats here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/heartworm-in-cats and in dogs here: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/thrive-guide/heartworm-in-dogs

Don’t wait - time’s running out to save on a FREE month* of Thrive Plus! Sign up before June 30 to start saving on welln...
06/15/2023

Don’t wait - time’s running out to save on a FREE month* of Thrive Plus! Sign up before June 30 to start saving on wellness exams, everyday services, nail trims, and more. While this special offer is only available in June, parasites are in season 365
days a year - so make caring for them even easier with a Thrive Plus Membership.

Take advantage of unlimited FREE exams and book a visit to discuss your parasite prevention options today! Click here for pricing and to find a participating clinic near you: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/membership

*Offer valid 6/1/23-6/30/23. Offer valid for new members only. Cannot be combined with other offers and promotions. Membership savings are an annual average for members and vary by usage and location. Savings do not take into account
monthly membership fees. Benefits limited to select locations. Terms apply, see Membership Term & Agreements.

Did these flea and tick facts surprise you? It’s hard for your pet to thrive while suffering from a parasite infestation...
06/06/2023

Did these flea and tick facts surprise you? It’s hard for your pet to thrive while suffering from a parasite infestation.
In addition to causing itchy skin, fleas can infect humans and pets with diseases like tapeworm, cat-scratch fever, and the plague (yes, it’s still a thing and on the rise!). Ticks carry several diseases that can cause serious health problems for your
pet, such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, and more.

Luckily, prevention has never been easier - your primary care veterinarian can recommend a variety of preventive flea and tick medications, depending on your pet’s unique needs and your family’s lifestyle. Talk to your veterinarian about your
pet's options and get them the protection they need today.

Have you heard about our Thrive Plus Membership program? Thrive Plus aims to empower you to provide the bestpossible car...
06/01/2023

Have you heard about our Thrive Plus Membership program? Thrive Plus aims to empower you to provide the best
possible care for your pet, so you can ensure they stay pest-free. Members get free exams and save 10% on pre-prescription diagnostics and services, including ones that may be required for parasite treatment.
Plus, during the month of June, you can save even more when you sign up for a yearlong Thrive Plus Membership by
receiving one month FREE*!

Click here to see pricing and find a participating clinic near you: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/membership

PS - Already a Thrive Plus member? Stop in for a wellness visit during June and receive a free month of DogTV™ to keep
your pet entertained for hours! 📺

*Offer valid 6/1/23-6/30/23. Offer valid for new members only. Cannot be combined with other offers and
promotions. Membership savings are an annual average for members and vary by usage and location. Savings do not
take into account monthly membership fees. Wellness Exam fee covered by membership, additional fees may still apply. Benefits limited to select locations. Terms apply, see Membership Term & Agreements.

ICYMI, parasites AREN’T picky! 📣 No matter your pet’s lifestyle, location, or species - parasites like ticks, fleas,mosq...
05/23/2023

ICYMI, parasites AREN’T picky! 📣 No matter your pet’s lifestyle, location, or species - parasites like ticks, fleas,
mosquitoes and heart worm present a myriad of health risks that can impact their quality of life.
Don’t forget to save 10%* on preventatives by booking a visit before May 31st: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/location

*Offer valid 5/9/23 - 5/31/23 or while supplies last. 10% discount is automatically applied to eligible purchases. Offer available at select locations. One redemption per client only. Cannot be combined with additional offers. Savings apply to Simparica, Simparica TRIO, Revolution PLUS, & ProHeart 12 products only.

Pesky parasites like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes that carry heartworm are found all over the U.S. and can pose serious h...
05/18/2023

Pesky parasites like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes that carry heartworm are found all over the U.S. and can pose serious health risks to your pets AND your family. This is why it's important to ensure your dog or cat is on parasite protection year-round.

Unsure which treatment is best for your pet? Book a visit with your vet to explore your options, and watch to learn more on how you can help keep your pet thriving and safe from parasites:

Parasites are found almost everywhere. It is important to take proactive steps to help keep your pets and other members of your household safe from the issue...

If you’re anything like us, you’re picky when it comes to your pet’s food, toys, and care - but parasites AREN’T picky w...
05/09/2023

If you’re anything like us, you’re picky when it comes to your pet’s food, toys, and care - but parasites AREN’T picky when it comes to targeting a host. You can treat your pet to a life free from the dangers of parasites with prescription preventatives. From itchy flea bites to life-threatening Lyme disease, your vet is here to partner with you to protect your dog or cat with consistent, effective treatment options. PLUS we’re making prevention even more accessible with exclusive, limited time offers!

Bring your pet in for a visit before May 31st and save 10%* on:
Six month supply of Simparica™
Six month supply of Simparica TRIO™
Six month supply of Revolution™ PLUS for cats
ProHeart™ 12 once-yearly injection for dogs

Don’t wait for parasites to pick on your pet - book a visit today and save: https://www.thrivepetcare.com/location

*Offer valid 5/9/23 - 5/31/23 or while supplies last. 10% discount is automatically applied to eligible
purchases. Offer available at select locations. One redemption per client only. Cannot be combined with
additional offers. Savings apply to Simparica, Simparica TRIO, Revolution PLUS and ProHeart 12 products only.

Happy Veterinary Receptionist Week to our amazing Client Care team! These ladies are the face of the hospital, right on ...
04/26/2023

Happy Veterinary Receptionist Week to our amazing Client Care team! These ladies are the face of the hospital, right on the busy front lines helping clients and staff everyday. They make it possible for us to fulfill our mission of providing pets with exceptional care and supporting the human-animal bond. Thank you for all you do!! (Guest appearance by honorary CSR Pretzel)

Sarah Walsh joins us as our newest Veterinary Technician with over 15 years of experience. She is a CVT (Certified Veter...
04/11/2023

Sarah Walsh joins us as our newest Veterinary Technician with over 15 years of experience. She is a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is most interested in client education and animal advocacy. Her favorite past work experiences are cases, where she has seen the impact of her efforts, leading to pets getting the care that resulted in a happy outcome for the pet and the family. "Seeing these families and animals go further in diagnostics & treatment when the owners felt there was no hope means everything to me.” Sarah has “a zoo!” consisting of 5 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 rats. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking & watching ghost-hunting shows with her nieces. Please welcome Sarah to our team!

🤩 Tessie McDonnell is our "Star of the Week"!! Tessie and her mom, Kathy were brought together by our former Kennel Mana...
03/20/2023

🤩 Tessie McDonnell is our "Star of the Week"!! Tessie and her mom, Kathy were brought together by our former Kennel Manager, Jolene. Tessie was a stray pup that the staff fell in love with and Jolene knew that she and Kathy belonged together so she played matchmaker. Tessie's favorite toy is a ball and so of course, her favorite game is fetch. Mom says her favorite treat is chicken poppers and her favorite place to visit is Camp Wignall but she isn't too fond of being picked up at the end of the day. Silly girl! Tessie is so very sweet and such a good girl. She is always happy with a ball to chase. We love you Tessie! 🥰

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🤩 CJ is our "Star of the Week"!! CJ is a 2-year-old, peanut butter-loving, Golden Doodle! He loves to play fetch and so ...
03/13/2023

🤩 CJ is our "Star of the Week"!! CJ is a 2-year-old, peanut butter-loving, Golden Doodle! He loves to play fetch and so his favorite toy is, of course, a ball! CJ's dads tell us that he loves going to visit Grandma & Grandpa's house and his least favorite thing is being alone. Their favorite memory of CJ, other than the day they brought him home, was the first time they saw pictures of him playing at daycare and knowing he was having such a fun time playing around. Seeing him smile made them happy to see! They also shared that CJ has always had an outgoing personality. He loves to socialize with anyone whether it be people or fellow dogs. He also loves to play in the outdoors, go swimming in the summer, and go on adventures with his dads. Whenever you are having a bad day you can rely on him to brighten up your mood.
CJ is so much fun at Camp....he is a fuzzy bundle of energy who keeps us very entertained. We love you CJ! 🥰

Want your current daycare pup to be our featured Star of the Week? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3K6GNZC

This is Niles. He was all decked out in his snowsuit last Friday to deal with the cold! I bet he is much happier with to...
02/10/2023

This is Niles. He was all decked out in his snowsuit last Friday to deal with the cold! I bet he is much happier with today's weather!

🐾 Our boarder kitty, Stormy, and her beloved stuffed bear. ❤️
02/08/2023

🐾 Our boarder kitty, Stormy, and her beloved stuffed bear. ❤️

Welcome our newest Associate Vet, Dr. Edwards! Dr. Ashley Edwards is originally from West Suffield, Connecticut. She att...
02/06/2023

Welcome our newest Associate Vet, Dr. Edwards!

Dr. Ashley Edwards is originally from West Suffield, Connecticut. She attended the University of Maine and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She then attended the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her B.V.M.S in 2021. Dr. Edwards has a passion for small animal medicine and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Edwards is the proud mom to her cat, Buddy.

This is Penelope! She was in last week for a mani/pedi and a side of snuggles. What a cute little nugget. 🐾
12/29/2022

This is Penelope! She was in last week for a mani/pedi and a side of snuggles. What a cute little nugget. 🐾

Diesel is feeling silly!
12/28/2022

Diesel is feeling silly!

Another cookie lover!! This is Guillermo! What a handsome boy. ❤️
12/27/2022

Another cookie lover!! This is Guillermo! What a handsome boy. ❤️

🎄🐾 Meowy Christmas from our family to yours! Special thanks to the kennel and medical staff who will care for our Camper...
12/25/2022

🎄🐾 Meowy Christmas from our family to yours! Special thanks to the kennel and medical staff who will care for our Campers boarding at Camp Wignall today and tomorrow. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!! 🎅🏼

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1837 Bridge Street
Dracut, MA
01826

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Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm

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Wignall Animal Hospital is a full service, state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot veterinary facility specializing in the health care of companion dogs & cats. With the use of the latest techniques in veterinary medicine, our highly trained staff provides complete medical and surgical care for all your pets. Our philosophy is to work with our clients to keep their animals healthy, and we suggest regular preventive care, which avoids many potentially serious problems. Pet’s emotional health is important to us as well so we train our staff to keep interactions as “pawsitive” as possible and can offer options that may lessen stress for pets who get anxious about vet visits. We offer Essential Care Plans to make it easier to provide the preventive care your pet needs for a long and healthy life. We also offer full service boarding, doggie daycare, grooming & dog training because we believe in making sure pets are healthy AND happy! Let us be your dog’s home away from home!

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Congratulations again to Dracut Economic Development's February Business of the Month, Wignall Animal Hospital, which has been providing excellent pet care to Dracut and surrounding communities for more than four decades. You won't have to scramble to find out the identity of the March Business of the Month; just click on www.dracutma.gov/economic-development starting Tuesday, March 1.

If you didn't get a chance to read about Wignall on the Dracut Economic Development webpage, below is the writeup.

WIGNALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS DRACUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT'S FEBRUARY BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Everyone knows pets are just four-legged family members. A pet can be a faithful companion, a trusted confidant, a snuggly comforter.

And like any other family member, pets need to be properly cared for.

Folks have been entrusting care of their pets to Wignall Animal Hospital in Dracut for more than four decades, and during that time, Wignall has earned a reputation of excellence when it comes to providing veterinary care.

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, Pet Dental Health Month, Responsible Pet Owners Month, Dog Training Education Month and Cat Health Month. So it’s only appropriate that Wignall is Dracut Economic Development’s Business of the Month.

In addition to well visits and checkups, Wignall offers spay and neutering, dental care, orthopedic surgery, ultrasound, full-service boarding, day care and laser therapy.

The hospital’s five care themes are: preventive medicine, dental health, senior pet health, weight management and client education.
Wignall, at 1837 Bridge Street, has five exam rooms and is adding two more, as well as reflooring the existing rooms.

Wignall started out as a small veterinary practice out of a home. In 2000, the current facility was built on the same site. Today, there is also a day-care and boarding facility, Camp Wignall, which is a perfect place for dogs (and maybe even a cat or two) to spend the day while Mom and Dad are working.

“We have two fenced-in areas out back for playtime,” says Amy Hale, the practice manager. “Playtime is very important for animals while they’re boarding.”

Wignall is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. It recently added three veterinarians, bringing the total to eight, who rotate between Wignall and its sister practice, Belvidere Veterinary Hospital, in Lowell.

Dr. Kate Thomas, Wignall’s medical director and a Dracut resident, said the hospital makes sure its staff is up to speed on the very latest veterinary procedures.

“There’s no old-school medicine here,” she says.

The hospital is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is available for emergencies, though the staff may opt to send severe cases to nearby hospitals, including Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn and Rockingham Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Windham, N.H.

“Usually, we can handle emergencies,” Amy says, “but if there is a true trauma or a pet that needs surgery and overnight care, we’ll triage them here then transport them. We’re very lucky to be in an area where there are plenty of emergency-care facilities.”

Part of Wignall’s appeal is that those who work there tend to stay, which, in turn, makes its patients (and their owners) more comfortable.

“Everyone on the leadership team started here at an entry level, making it a great place for staff to work,” says Amy, who is in her 13th year with Wignall.

Kate has been with Wignall since she graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. As the medical director, she oversees the care provided by all of the veterinarians on staff.

“I came here straight out of college and never left because I love it,” she says. “It’s an awesome place to work. I was really lucky to land here.”

Your pets will be lucky to land at Wignall, too. And if you leave your pets at Camp Wignall for the day, rest assured they will receive all the creature comforts of home.

“We strive to be low-stress,” Amy says. “There are a lot of treats, catnip and positive reinforcement.”

Check out Wignall at https://wignall.com, or call 978-454-8272.
Have you checked out Dracut Economic Development's February Business of the Month? Wignall Animal Hospital? Find out all the ways Wignall can help your pet, in addition to a slideshow, at https://www.dracutma.gov/economic-development.
My dog, Mabel is a 17 year old Shih-tzu. Her vet is Dr. DeMarco who takes excellent care of her, listens to my stories of her issues and makes specific recommendations for her. When there is an issue with her, Dr. DeMarco will follow up the next day to be sure she is doing well. She was seen yesterday for an unexpected issue and this morning I received a call checking on her. I'm very impressed that the staff and Doctors take great care of animals in their care. I would recommend Wignall to anyone with a pet. Special Thank you to Dr. DeMarco
Wignall Animal Hospital is the Dracut Economic Development Business of the Month for February. Check out the slide show and read all about Wignall and all that the folks there provide for your pets' needs at www.dracutma.gov/economic-development.
As we reflect on 2021, we wanted to share some of the faces of the animals you've helped us save this year.

Thanks to our supporters, the Animal Control Officers who use our programs, and the veterinary teams who provide the life-saving care these animals need.

You're all part of our success story!

Billerica & Tewksbury Animal Control
Everett - Massachusetts Animal Control
Fall River Animal Control
Gardner MA Animal Shelter
Hampden Animal Control
Kingston Animal Control/Shelter
Lakeville Ma Animal Shelter/ Lakeville Ma Animal Control
Marshfield Animal Control
NBPD Animal Control
Newton Mass Police Department Animal Control
Norfolk Massachusetts Animal Control and Shelter
Animal Control- Palmer, Monson, and Ware
Rockport, MA Animal Control
Southbridge Animal Control
Waltham Animal Control
Acorn Animal Hospital
MSPCA-Angell
Animal Health Clinic
Ashfield-Cheyne Veterinary Service
Atlantic Veterinary Hospital
Bay State Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Services
Billerica Veterinary Hospital
Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
Bulger Veterinary Hospital
Cat Clinic of Plymouth
Central Ave Veterinary Hospital
Countryside Veterinary Hospital
Court Street Animal Hospital
Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University
Heal Veterinary Clinic
Huron Veterinary Hospital
Kingston Animal Hospital
Marshfield Animal Hospital, Inc.
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
New England Animal Medical Center
North Shore Veterinary Hospital
Pet Partners
Southbridge Veterinary Hospital
Townsend Veterinary Hospital
Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties
VCA Lloyd Animal Hospital
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital
Veterinary Emergency Group
Wahconah Vet Services
Wignall Animal Hospital
Woburn Animal Hospital & Ledgebrook Kennel
It takes a very awesome kind unselfish person to devote time to God’s gift to the universe so thank you all that stuck out the training hard work and dedication to being important in the world.
Are you open today?I keep trying to call and says your closed
Please share! My boy is missing, I work at Andover AH but live right next to Wignall...
Hi all, our indoor cat Billy has been missing all morning. We live in the Collinsville area. She’s petrified by loud noises and is extremely shy and would try to run if she was approached. If anyone see’s her please let us know!

978-551-5795
I am so grateful to all at Wignall for the care that they gave to my dog Lucy over the years. I am more humbled by the treatment at the end of her life and to me and my family. Thank you so much for your support. ❤️❤️
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=452587736058411 why does my mom want this vet?? I love Dr. Demarco!! She's weird!
We Love Wignall Animal Hospital the Vets are excellent and the front staff are always there to help you.Our dog is taken well care of at Wignall Animal Hospital