October 16, 2021


We know our pets

South Bend location vets overcome by sick pets, physician lack

Dr. Lindsey Candey stroked the long fur of Oscar 5. Monday afternoon at Magrane Pet Professional medical Center in Mishawaka.

A white and spotted tan rescue cat that a short while ago was introduced into the veterinary apply, Oscar now hangs around the place of work as a “clinic cat” though he waits to be adopted. 

For Candey, petting him provided a moment’s pause in advance of returning to her future appointment, one of an countless stream of checkups, surgical procedures and techniques Magrane has performed in the final calendar year.

“It’s been nerve-racking,” she said. “The team has been dealing with it as finest as we can.”  

Area veterinary procedures are battling to maintain up with the significant demand from customers for veterinary treatment, as they have because final summer months. The demand from customers is attributed to the amount of animals acquired for the duration of the pandemic, but even extra so to the amplified number of ill animals, as well as a nationwide scarcity of veterinarians.

Numerous new and old pet proprietors forwent frequent checkups for their animals during the pandemic, and as a outcome, preliminary indicators of more really serious ailments went untreated for various months. Now, lots of of these medical problems have come to be really serious or even fatal. 

“That’s resulting in massive strains on the procedure,” Magrane and Eire Animal Clinic veterinarian Dr. Kathleen Neuhoff said. “I would say emergencies have elevated by 50%.”