SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2021

Health Alert: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus found in Ramsey County On Tuesday, September 28th, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced that two housemate rabbits in Ramsey County were diagnosed with Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2). RHDV2 has...

AUGUST NEWSLETTER 2021

Animal Senses Watching our pets, it’s easy to see that the way they interact with the world is much different from humans. Has your cat ever sniffed you for 20 minutes after you dared to pet a different cat? Has your dog ever suddenly become anxious for...

JULY NEWSLETTER 2021

Atopic Dermatitis We’ve been seeing so many itchy pets this month! Pets develop itchy skin, hair loss, and recurrent ear infections for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is a disease called atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a heritable condition...
JUNE NEWSLETTER 2021

JUNE NEWSLETTER 2021

Summertime! Summertime is a great season to be a pet in Minnesota. Long days to play, sunny windowsills for napping, wonderful smells, green grass, and 10,000 lakes to choose from for swimming! However, a lot of the summer activities that are fun for us can be risky...
MAY NEWSLETTER 2021

MAY NEWSLETTER 2021

Welcome Back! Starting on Tuesday, June 1st, we will begin allowing clients back into our building. While we wish we could go right back to the way things were prior to COVID, we are still in a pandemic and need to continue to take precautions to limit spread of the...
COVID-19 Protocol Updates

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

Happy spring! COVID safety recommendations are ever-changing, and we are working hard to continue changing with them. We are thrilled that vaccination is now widely available and that our local case rates are on the decline. Our goal is to begin letting clients into...
APRIL NEWSLETTER 2021

APRIL NEWSLETTER 2021

Creating a Fear Free Vet Visit for Cats At St. Francis, we are dedicated to the practice of Fear Free techniques. Fear Free is an approach to animal handling that aims to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in the clinic. This means that our veterinarians and staff use...
MARCH NEWSLETTER 2021

MARCH NEWSLETTER 2021

Spring Dog Safety Reminders After a few false starts, we can safely say that spring has arrived in the Twin Cities! Everyone is eager to get outside now that we have warmer temperatures and longer days. We see a lot of the same illnesses and injuries spike each spring...
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2021

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2021

Pet Dental Health Month February is Pet Dental Health Month! Of course, we think that you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health every month, but February is a great time to assess your routines and make sure that you are giving your pets the dental...
WELCOME DOCTOR PETERSEN!

WELCOME DOCTOR PETERSEN!

St. Francis Animal Hospital is thrilled to welcome Dr. Michael Petersen to our team! Dr. Petersen received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He began his career serving...