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2036 E Northern Lights
Anchorage, AK 99508

Monday-Friday 7:30am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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Welcome to College Village Animal Clinic

CVAC has been a fixture of veterinary medicine in Anchorage, Alaska for over forty years.  Our mission is to supply the highest-quality veterinary care for your pets, while also providing personalized client care. 

Today, we would like you to consider us “Your Family’s Other Doctors.” We believe that the animals we treat are integral members of their families.  To honor this bond, we try to minimize the stress experienced by each animal during diagnostic procedures and treatment by providing comfortable conditions, individual attention and reassurance.  

We strive to recognize and relieve pain, show compassion where there is suffering and cure all ailments within our power.  We also endeavor to show our concern to owners by taking time to listen to their concerns and to communicate and educate them as to the best options available. 

We are one of the oldest and most respected veterinary clinics in Anchorage.

Once you visit our veterinary clinic, we're convinced you won't want to go anywhere else. Call us today, or fill out our appointment request form to make your pet's first appointment with us.

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  • Puppy Party

    Join us each Thursday and let one of our veterinarians help your puppy become a more secure and happy part of your family! 
    By teaching your puppy good manners during this critical time in their development you can build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. 

    Help your puppy start life with it's best paw forward!

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    Fireworks, Thunderstorms and Things that Go Boom!

    Jun 18, 2015
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    Canine Parainfluenza Outbreak - What You Need to Know

    Apr 20, 2015
    You may have heard about the current outbreak of Canine Respiratory Disease (CRD) that we are experiencing here in the Anchorage area.  We started to notice this trend in mid-March and this month our doctors' partnered with Zoetis, our vaccine manufacturer, to send 5 samples taken from dogs showing signs of CRD into our reference lab for testing.  To date we have received 4 out of the 5 lab results and they have each come back positive for Canine Parainfluenza.  Canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV) is a highly contagious respiratory virus and, while the symptoms resemble Canine Influenza, they are unrelated viruses.  It is important to note that neither virus can spread to humans. Upper Respiratory Disease can still be seen in vaccinated dogs but generally the severity and duration is less in animals whom are current on vaccinations. 

    While here in Anchorage, we are currently seeing an outbreak of Canine Parainfluenza, it does not appear related to the outbreak of the strain of Canine influenza virus (CIV) associated with more than 1,000 sick dogs throughout the Midwest. Both of these viruses have vaccines.  Parainfluenza is included in most Distemper-Parvo vaccine combinations which are part of the core vaccinations dogs should receive along with the Rabies vaccination (and if your pet has a lifestyle of regular exposure to other dogs, the Bordetella vaccine).  The Canine Influenza vaccine is a stand-alone vaccine not commonly given here in Southcentral Alaska.  At this point our doctors are not recommending that dogs in the Anchorage area seek out vaccination for Canine Influenza unless travelling to the mid-west. 

    CPIV and CIV are excreted from the respiratory tract of infected animals for up to 2+ weeks after infection and are readily transmitted through the air.  The virus spreads rapidly in areas where large numbers of dogs are kept together (boarding or grooming) or gather to play (dog parks, daycare or showing).

    At this time our doctors are recommending that geriatric dogs, puppies and other unvaccinated dogs, those with existing respiratory disease, conformational issues such as compressed face breeds or those with compromised immune systems should stay away from places where dogs congregate (like dog parks, groomers, boarding kennels or doggie daycare facilities) for the next 3 to 4 weeks. The clinical signs of Canine Parainfluenza include coughing (dry or moist), low-grade fever, nasal discharge, lack of energy, vomiting and loss of appetite. Usually this virus is self-limiting and symptoms resolve in 6-14 days.  If your dog is showing mild respiratory signs we would recommend isolating him / her from other dogs and it is not necessary to bring them to your veterinarian as viral diseases need to run their course.  If your dog is significantly depressed, unable to eat or is have progressively productive coughing or difficulty breathing then an exam is recommended to see if treatment with cough suppressants and antibiotics for secondary bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia is indicated. 


    RedRover recognizes CVAC as exceptional veterinary partner

    Jan 21, 2015
    We are honored and very proud to have been awarded Red Rover's outstanding veterinary clinic for 2014.  Read More...