Linda Ryder, D.V.M.

It’s Spring, almost Easter, and therefore that time of year when folks often purchase sweet little chicks and ducklings, and other forms of live poultry. They are precious to watch, but it’s necessary to be very cautious about handling them. They can be sources of Salmonella. It is critical to prevent Salmonella infections by using proper hygiene and sanitation.

The CDC recommends several preventative measures for handling live poultry:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water (or use a hand sanitizer) after touching the animals or areas of containment.
2. Avoid having children younger than five, elderly persons, or individuals with weak immune systems handle the live poultry.
3. Keep all animal housing and water containers outside of the home.
4. Do not eat, drink, or touch your mouth while in the area where the live birds roam.

The CDC is truly an excellent resource for advice about owning backyard poultry flocks from mail-order hatcheries or local feed stores.

Most of us love fresh eggs, and the feathered cuties are fun to watch and witness. But-- be careful, cleanliness is a necessity.



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for Dogs and Cats

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Monday- Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

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As always, we appreciate your choice to work with us for the life-long care of your animal companions.


What areas do we serve?

House calls are available
in the following RVA areas:

Ashland, Beaverdam, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Glen Allen, Louisa, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, Powhatan, Richmond, Varina as well as areas of Louisa, Gum Spring and Chesterfield County.

Call us with your address including zip code and we can let you know if we come to that area.