Attention all job seekers! Our clinic is currently looking for a full time receptionist to join our team. We pride ourselves on having a positive and fun work environment where teamwork and collaboration are highly valued. Candidates must be able to multitask effectively, pay good attention to detail, provide exceptional customer service, be hard working, and utilize good communication skills. This is a busy and fast paced role. If you are passionate about animals and customer service, then we want to hear from you!

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Answering phone calls
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Greeting clients
  • Working as a team player in a fast paced work environment which can sometimes be stressful
  • Processing payments and invoices
  • Educating animal owners
  • Proficient use of office equipment and computers

Experience is preferred, but not required as we are willing to train the right person.

If any of our wonderful clients know of anyone who would be the right fit, please send them our way, and feel free to share this post. We truly appreciate it!

We are excited to bring on another team member to continue giving high quality care to our clients and patients.

Apply by emailing a resume to:

The clinic will close early at 6pm today due to the weather. We expect to return to normal business hours tomorrow and apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe and warm!

“What do you mean the next regular appointment is in three weeks? My pet is sick. Why can’t I be seen today?”

Sound familiar? These are good questions and deserve an answer. Why are appointments in such short supply? Answers such as workflow changes due to COVID restrictions can only explain part of the problem. The fact is that demand for veterinary services, for whatever reason, is extremely high, and we are doing our best to schedule everyone who calls in for an appointment. Some issues can’t wait for the next available appointment, and we understand that, too. So, if it is at all possible, we are trying to accommodate our established clients with urgent care, same-day appointments for medical conditions that can’t’ or shouldn’t wait until a regular appointment is available. But sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control where this is not possible. In these situations, we will refer you to an emergency clinic. Non Howell Animal Hospital clients who call with emergencies will be referred to an emergency clinic. We appreciate your understanding in these difficult times and assure you that we are doing our very best to make sure you continue to receive the same standard of excellent care that you are accustomed to receiving at Howell Animal Hospital.


Coronavirus can be found in many species of animals including cats, dogs and horses. It causes different symptoms in each kind of animal and is not spread between different species. This means that an infected dog can spread the disease to another dog but cannot do so to cats or people. 


In dogs, there are two different types of coronavirus. One causes digestive symptoms such as mild diarrhea and disinterest in eating and the other causes respiratory signs such as coughing or sneezing. Rarely they cause more severe signs and usually, when these do occur, something else must be going on that weakens the dog’s immune system. The digestive (gastrointestinal) form of the coronavirus is spread in dog’s feces while the respiratory form is aerosolized and inhaled when another dog coughs. Both forms will usually resolve on their own and do not get serious enough to require hospitalization.


In cats, the coronavirus may cause mild diarrhea but usually no symptoms at all. It is mostly a concern in areas where there is a large cat population that lives closely together such as in an animal shelter. It is spread through their feces and is best controlled by cleaning the litter box daily and disinfecting it weekly.


In horses, this virus is often called the “lying-down disease” because horses may look like they do not feel well but it is hard to tell why. They will demonstrate general symptoms such as diarrhea, not wanting to eat, acting lethargic and potentially a fever. In rare cases, the coronavirus can cause colic or neurologic signs. Occurrence of this disease is uncommon although incidences have been increasing over the past few years. Testing is important to differentiate this disease from others such as Potomac horse fever, clostridium and salmonella. 


Generally, animals are not vaccinated against the coronavirus because the symptoms are usually so mild and resolve on their own. The best way to prevent this disease in any kind of animal is by maintaining a clean environment, isolating sick animals, and washing your own hands often before and after caring for animals. 

It has not been found that the coronavirus can be spread from pets to people or vice versa.

The CDC states about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), “To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19.”

Despite this, it is always a good idea to wash your hands both before and after you interact with your pet. Pets can still spread germs that make people sick, even though they do not necessarily get infected, much like shoes or door handles can.

Did you know that in addition to dogs and cats, Dr Fosdick will see some pocket pets, including ferrets, Guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice?  She will also see poultry, pigs and goats!

We have enhanced our radiographic capabilities with the addition of digital radiography for both the small animal and equine patient. This allows for on the farm diagnosis, improved quality of films and the ability to take additional images if needed. Equine prepurchase exams are made easier with this technology.