Acute and Chronic Illness

At the RVMC we provide care for pets with both acute and chronic illnesses. Acute illnesses are usually not life threatening but can significantly affect you and your pets daily routines. Living with chronic illnesses can be challenging and we believe the more you know and understand about your pets medical conditions the better care and quality of life they will have.

Examples of Acute Illnesses:

  • Coughs (colds)
  • Muscle injury
  • Dental disease

Examples of Chronic Illnesses:

  • Diabetes
  • Immune system disorders
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer