Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa
Dr. Martha Edwards, Dr. Marta Pawluk & Dr. Veronica Gomez

Canine Influenza (CIV) Update

We have received several inquires about the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). Since we have not yet seen any local cases of CIV, we are currently not vaccinating dogs that live in the Keys. This policy may change however if we start seeing signs of the virus locally. Viruses often mutate which can render existing vaccines ineffective. An evolving virus requires new vaccines to be manufactured.

Fortunately, this virus has a very low mortality rate. We do recommend vaccination for dogs travelling to areas where the virus has been reported or events that attract travelling dogs, like dog shows. Please contact us at (305) 852-5252 if you have any questions or would like additional information and recommendations.


Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
(305) 852-5252  •  98175 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo
Upper Keys Favorite Pet Hospital - for Good Reason
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