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Changes Being Implemented in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

  1. Limite of ONE caretaker/family member with each pet presented to the hospital. 

  2. Preventative health appointemnts ARE LIMITED TO those cats and dogs due for rabies vaccination or heartworm testing. 

  3. Clients are encouraged to POSTPONE elective surgical procedures.  These include ovariohysterectomies, castrations, declaws & dentals without significant periodontal disease. 

  4. Unless it is an emergency, ALL PRESCRIPTIONS will be mailed to clients, or you will need to utilize the hospital's online store to fulfill prescriptions and pet food orders. 

  5. Scheduling for pets requiring in hospital treatment protocols (chemotherapy, laser therapy, etc.) will continue.  Recheck exams of ongoing cases will continue to be scheduled as needed.

  6. Sick pets & emergencies will continue to be seen.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  7. Euthanasia appointments will continue to be scheduled.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  8. Senior citizens, immunocompromised individuals, or those with pre-existing health conditions that might make them at higher risk of infection are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to appoint a family member or other individual to bring their pet to the hospital should it require veterinary care.  We would encourage this segment of our clientele to stay at home until local, state, and national health authorities determine otherwise. 

  9. Any individuals with signs known to be associated with COVID-19 coronavirus infection (fever, tiredness, and dry cough) are UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES allowed to bring a pet to the hospital.  If this pet needs to be seen for emergency care, arrangements must be made for a different individual outside your household to bring your pet to the hospital for care.  

  10. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future.  Additional measures may be implemented without hotice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Your health, your pet's health, & the health of the employees of Lakeside Animal Hospital are our priority in facing this serious worldwide pandemic.  

We are all in this together!

Mission Statement
Lakeside Animal Hospital is committed to providing the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available.  All veterinary patients treated at our facility receive this type of care delivered with diligence and compassion.  Clear and effective communication with clients is paramount for achieving successful outcomes in the treatment of their pets.  With recognition of the importance of these operating principles we are able to strengthen the human-animal bond.

Lakeside Animal Hospital has been serving the greater Oshkosh area pet population’s medical needs for over two decades.  The practice was formerly known as Elbing Animal Hospital located on Jackson Street.  Elbing Animal Hospital was purchased by Dr. Herman Schatz in 1978.  Lakeside Animal Hospital’s current location was constructed in 1983.  The facility was expanded and remodeled over the summer and fall of 2000. Dr. Herman Schatz practiced in these locations until his retirement in 2006.  He maintained his license in veterinary medicine until 2011, in order to volunteer his time at our local humane society spaying and neutering cat and dogs.

Dr. Todd Schatz became the sole owner of Lakeside Animal Hospital in 1999.  He currently works with our three associate veterinarians to offer comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental services for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and small mammals.  We find that a great majority of our clients are very devoted in providing the best possible medical and surgical care for their animals.