COVID-19 POLICY

Given the recently diagnosed local case of COVID-19, we will only be allowing our furry patients and staff into our building starting Monday, March 23, 2020. Clients will not be allowed into the building. This decision was made out of concern for the health of our staff, clients, and community.

If you have an appointment, please call our office at 540-951-1002 when you arrive in the parking lot. Our receptionist will transfer you a veterinary assistant and your appointment will begin via phone. After getting an initial history on your pet, our veterinary assistant will come out to your car and bring only your pet into the clinic. After completing an exam, our doctors will speak to you via phone with recommendations. Once the appointment is finished, a receptionist will take payment over the phone and our veterinary assistant will bring your pet and any medication/food to you.

If you need to refill a prescription, please call 24 hours in advance. We will get everything ready for when you arrive the next day. When you arrive in the parking lot, please call our office at 540-951-1002. Our receptionist will take payment over the phone and someone will deliver your items to your car. If you need a prescription food, please call 1-2 weeks in advance to allow us time to order and receive your pet’s food.

Our doctors and staff value client communication as well as the safe and low stress handling of your pet. We will continue to deliver both of these even though we will not be face to face with you in exam rooms.

During this time of curb side service, please be assured that we are spending time thoroughly cleaning the hospital. Our staff is also washing/sanitizing their hands between each patient. We have also instructed our staff that if they have signs of respiratory distress, fever, or cough, they stay home. We ask the same of our clients during this difficult time.

Please be patient with us during this unprecedented time as we continue to adjust to provide the best and safest service to our valued clients and patients. Our goal is to stay healthy and to stay open to provide the quality care you expect for your furry family members.

-The Veterinarians and Staff of Main Street Veterinary Clinic

Enjoy Holiday Snacks

Holiday Shoebox Program Is Back!

Make A Shelter Dog’s Day Brighter!

When you are out holiday shopping this season, please keep in mind all of the shelter dogs who are waiting to find their forever homes at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.  Last year, our shoebox drive was a big success and we collected dozens of boxes full of goodies for the shelter dogs!

This year, we want to collect even more boxes than last year!

Please help make a shelter dog’s day by filling a shoebox with boredom-busting materials like:Shelter Dog Shoebox

  • Kongs
  • Soft Treats (much needed!)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chew toys that cannot be destroyed (ie. ropes, nylabones, etc)
  • Anything else you feel a dog would love to play with!

Please Note: Filled shoeboxes should not be wrapped.

Blacksburg Shoebox Drop-off Locations (during business hours):

  • In Balance Yoga – 401 South Main St., #405
  • Kibbles On Main – 1520 North Main Street
  • Main Street Veterinary Clinic – 1504 North Main Street
  • Blacksburg Health and Fitness at The Weight Club – University City Mall, University City Blvd

Chrisitansburg Shoebox Drop-off Locations (during business hours):

  • Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care & Control – 434 Cinnabar Road
Not able to fill a shoebox?

Consider purchasing and donating a bed to the Animal Care and Adoption Center! Learn more

Help us share the love this holiday season and donate to a shelter dog.

Now Offering Ultrasound & Acupuncture Services

Main Street Veterinary Clinic is expanding our services!

We are happy to announce that we will be offering our clients ultrasound, internal medicine consults, and acupuncture services at our clinic every Wednesday afternoon through a partnership with Dr. Erin Herring of Virginia Veterinary Consultants.

To schedule an acupuncture appointment, you can contact either:

Ultrasound appointments are by veterinarian referral only.  We, or your veterinarian, will be glad to facilitate an ultrasound appointment with Dr. Herring.

We are excited to be working with Dr. Herring and her excellent team!!

 

Meet Dr. Erin Herring

Owner, Virginia Veterinary Consultants

Dr. Herring is a board-certified internal medicine specialist, a certified veterinary acupuncturist, and is certified in Low-Stress Handling, and Reiki. She received her undergraduate degree at Duke University and her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University. She completed an internship, residency, and master’s degree at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and acupuncture training at the Chi Institute. Dr. Herring has received ultrasound training during her residency, as well as through the NAVC institute, and she has performed thousands of ultrasounds in her career.

Dr. Herring’s internal and alternative medicine background complement her ultrasonographic expertise in the management of your cases.

Dr. Herring has over 15 years of veterinary medical experience in the New River Valley of Virginia. She lives with her husband, Ian, a veterinary ophthalmologist, and 3 children, 3 guinea pigs, 2 cats, and 2 fish in Blacksburg, Virginia. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine she enjoys mountain biking, camping with her family, and teaching yoga.

Adoptable Pets Of The Month – Lil & Phil

Meet March’s Adoptable Pets of the Month!

 

It’s hard to pick just one of these sweet hounds to show off so we chose both! Phil and Lil were picked up as strays back in Fall 2015 and have been at the shelter since.

Both dogs are friendly, sweet and get along w/ all dogs and people! The shelter hopes to see them adopted together as they are a very bonded sibling pair and love to play with one another!

 

If you or someone you know is interested in giving these goofballs their forever home please contact Friends of Animal Care & Control.

 

Adoptable Pet Of The Month – Billy Joe

Meet February’s Adoptable Pet of the Month!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and no one deserves to be loved more than Billy Joe.

Billy Joe has been at the shelter since September 2015!!! That’s entirely too long for this sweet hound. Billy Joe is a young male who was picked up as a stray and never claimed.

He is friendly with other dogs and people. He has had one seizure since staying at the shelter so he will need someone special who will love him despite this issue!

If you or someone you know is interested in giving Billy Joe his forever home, please contact Friends of Animal Care & Control.

 

 

 

 

Enjoying Holiday Snacks

Make A Shelter Dog’s Holiday Brighter

Christmas Drive to Benefit Dogs at Friends of Animal Care & Control

When you are out holiday shopping, please keep in mind all of the shelter dogs who are waiting to find their forever homes.  Last year, our shoebox drive was a big success and we collected dozens of boxes full of goodies for the shelter dogs!

This year, we want to collect even more boxes than last year!

Please help make a shelter dog’s day by filling a shoebox with boredom-busting materials like:Shelter Dog Shoebox

  • Kongs
  • Treats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chew toys that cannot be destroyed (ie. ropes, nylabones, etc)
  • Tennis balls
  • Anything else you feel a dog would love to play with!

Please Note: Filled shoeboxes should not be wrapped.

Blacksburg Shoebox Drop-off Locations (during business hours):

  • Kibbles On Main – 1520 North Main Street
  • Main Street Veterinary Clinic – 1504 North Main Street
  • Blacksburg Health and Fitness at The Weight Club – University City Mall, University City Blvd

Chrisitansburg Shoebox Drop-off Locations (during business hours):

  • Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care & Control – 434 Cinnabar Road
  • CharMarie Salon – 75 Conston Avenue
  • Idego Coffee – 41 West Main Street

Please call (540) 951-1002 with any questions.

Help us share the love this holiday season and donate to a shelter dog.

Welcome Dr. Malin Fjallstrom!

Dr. Halkowich and the Main Street Vets staff are excited to welcome Dr. Malin Fjallstrom to our clinic!  Dr. Fjallstrom will begin seeing appointments the week of August 16, 2015.

Please join us in giving Dr. Fjallstrom a warm welcome!

drfjallstromDr. Malin Fjallstrom

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Malin Fjallstrom is originally from Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. She then graduated from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  She and her husband fell in love with the area while she was attending school and decided to make the New River Valley their permanent home.

Dr. Fjallstrom has been practicing in Christiansburg since her graduation. She really enjoys working with new pet owners and preventative medicine, and really wants to make sure that everyone feels as comfortable as possible when they visit the clinic.

In her spare time, Dr. Fjallstrom enjoys running, swimming and biking, competing in triathlons, and college football – especially the Hokies and Georgia Bulldogs!

Donations Needed: Shelter Supply Drive

Please help make a shelter dog’s day by donating supplies like:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Flea / Tick preventative
  • Raw hides
  • Chew toys that cannot be destroyed (ie. ropes, nylabones, etc)
  • Soft treats
  • Anything else you feel a dog would love to play with!

 

 

Drop-off Locations (during business hours):

  • Main Street Veterinary Clinic – 1504 North Main Street, Blacksburg, VA
  • Blacksburg Health and Fitness at The Weight Club – University City Mall University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA
  • Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care & Control – 434 Cinnabar Road, Christiansburg, VA

Please call (540) 951-1002 with any questions.

Thank you for thinking of the shelter dogs as they wait to find their forever homes!

Adoptable Pet Of The Month – Horton

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Meet Horton!

Update August 28, 2015:  Horton was adopted today!!

Yet another hound in our area picked up as a stray and never reclaimed by his owner.  Horton is one of our longest residents, being with us since April 17th.  He is always ready to go for a hike or run, singing the song of his people on the way; and always on the look out for a dropped tail gate to go for a ride.  🙂

Horton is a shelter volunteer favorite and our volunteers love to take this guy for a walk through the wooded paths (you never have to worry about running up on any wild life as long as he is by your side). He pulls a bit, but responds to commands and will stop and check on you when you stop.

Horton has tested well with the other dogs we have had him around at the shelter, but he should not be in a home with cats or small, furry animals.

Even though he has been at the shelter for three months, Horton still has a very happy demeanor and has remained a super friendly boy with everyone he sees and meets.

For additional information about Clark, please contact Friends of Animal Care & Control.

Adoptable Pet Of The Month – Clark

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Meet Clark!

Update June 20, 2015:  Clark was adopted today!!

This fun and entertaining young dog was picked up as a stray and never reclaimed.  Now known as Clark, he is ready for his forever home–preferably one with an endless supply of tennis balls and a pool (we are not sure which he loves more!!). He has a wonderful temperament and has tested well with all of the dogs we have had him around at the shelter.

We are not exactly sure what Clark is mixed with, but we joke that he looks like a very long-legged Jack Russell Terrier. We are guesstimating him to be a little under a year old and weighing ~40-45lbs.

For additional information about Clark, please contact Friends of Animal Care & Control.