Current Info

Dr Lea Stogdale DVM, Diplomate ACVIM works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dr Kris Dyck DVM works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

We are not in the office on Fridays; for urgent care please phone St Vital Veterinary Practice at 204-253-2668

Evening appointments are available on Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Aesops Veterinary Care is located within St Vital Veterinary Hospital

Dr Stogdale away in March 2018

Dr Stogdale will be away from February 21 to 25 while she presents six lectures at the Mid West Veterinary Conference. She will also be away for March wandering around South America.

Dr Kris Dyck will be available to take care of all Aesops patients in her excellent way.

Dr Kris Dyck has worked at Aesops for over a year now

From October 3, 2016, Dr Kris Dyck has joined Aesops full time. She works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Kris graduated in 1998 and she has worked as a mixed animal practitioner for 14 years in Manitoba, and then, she focused on small
animals, in Winnipeg. She has gained much experience in the area of geriatric medicine, including kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes, and has a special interest in dental health. During these years, and especially during the past year working at Aesops, she has often discussed cases with Dr Stogdale – a team approach.

Aesops Phone now answered by Receptionist

We are very pleased to meet the needs of our growing clients by having our phone line 204-487-4744 answered by a helpful and knowledgeable receptionist. Stacie is now working for St Vital Veterinary Hospital as Aesops principal receptionist and coordinator.
All the St Vital Veterinary Hospital receptionists will answer your calls to Aesops. They will either book your appointment, answer your questions, take your message for Dr Stogdale, Dr Dyck or Dr Hill, or have Stacie speak with you – whichever is appropriate. After hours, you can leave a message and your call will be returned during the next weekday.

To schedule an appointment for your pet, please phone our office at 204-487-4744. Aesops vets do appointments from 10 am to 7 pm Mondays to Thursdays, and until 5 pm on Fridays.

 2017 prices

Dr Dyck’s prices are unchanged from our charges in 2015.

Dr Stogdale has increased her charges to be more compatible with her specialty knowledge, experience, insight and integration. She incorporates a critical viewpoint, scientific evidence, the holistic approach, and nutrition into every consultation. A little bit of humour too.

Dr Stogdale’s prices are based on time and are pro rated for more or less than the scheduled appointment duration:

  • Aesops client half hour consultation — $98
  • Second opinion, holistic, nutritional one hour consultation — $210

Aesops goes Email for Reminders

We are using emails, as well as the telephone and a few postcards for Annual examinations and other reminders. These reminder emails will be sent from a non-reply email address. Appointments will be made by phone: 204-487-4744.

Food Allergy testing using Saliva at Hemopet with Dr Jean Dodds

Dr Jean Dodds at Hemopet, California, has developed accurate food allergy tests using saliva fom both dogs and cats. Now, numerous tests are available as a panel. The accuracy has been established. And the tests include both hypersensitivities and intolerances. This
will greatly add to the practicalities of managing our allergic dogs and cats. Dr Stogdale has ordered the test kits which are sent to Hemopet along with the thyroid screens for dogs and the vaccine titres. This is very exciting; anything that helps us manage our allergic or intolerant pets is exciting. Of course, Dr Stogdale will discuss the results with the owner and advise on the selection of food type and content appropriate for the patient.

Dr Lea Stogdale — speaker at AHVMA Conference each year

Dr Stogdale gave three presentations at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Conference in Kansas City in 2013 on pharmacology, home monitoring and the principles of diagnosis and therapy. In 2014 she was invited to give four presentations on
pharmacology, testing vaccine titres and holistic management. In 2015, her topics were blood test evaluation and managing diabetics.

This year in September, Dr Stogdale lectured on the problems caused by adrenal cortical dysfunction — so important in our holistic consideration of our pets. These lectures included hypo- and hyperadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease, cortisol insufficiency and Cushing’s Syndrome) and the appropriate use of steroid medications.

Dr Stogdale will also presents these lectures for the local veterinarians in Winnipeg and Brandon at the annual Manitoba veteriniary conference in February 2017.

Consultant for Nature’s Variety

Dr Stogdale, along with Dr Susan Wynn, continues to be a consultant for the excellent pet food company Nature’s Variety. They produce grain-free raw frozen diets, Instinct, as well as high quality dry and canned food for dogs and cats, Prairie, and treats. This involves a number of phone discussions, conference calls and three trips to Nature’s Variety headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, each year.

Consultant for Perfectly Raw

Dr Stogdale has been engaged as a consultant for the local pet food company Perfectly Raw. They produce grain-free raw frozen diets for dogs and cats. These diets are complete and balanced, and affordable.

Aesops uses Hemopet for Thyroid Tests and Titres

Dr Stogdale has arranged for her canine patients’ thyroid tests to be done by Dr Jean Dodds at Hemopet in California. Hypothyroidism is a common but difficult-to-diagnose hormonal problem in dogs. The most accurate diagnosis comes from combining the
patient’s history, physical signs and a thyroid panel of five tests. A blood sample is collected, sent to Hemopet where five thyroid tests are done, and Dr Jean Dodds interprets the findings. Dr Stogdale is very pleased with these results and interpretations.

Dr Stogdale, Dr Dyck and Dr Hill are also sending their patients’ distemper and parvo disease titres to Hemopet. The big advantage is that Hemopet reports the titre or protection level not just positive or negative.

Heartworm Prevention 2017

Heartworm prevention should be administered once a month from the end of May until the end of October. Heartworm prevention works for the previous 4 weeks, thus the need to continue to the end of October. Aesops clients may collect their dogs’ Heartgard package  from St Vital Veterinary Hospital — please phone in advance to enable the staff to have the heartworm prevention tablets ready for you to collect. You will need to know the approximate current weight of your dog. Interceptor heartworm prevention tablets are now available for those dogs who react adversely to Heartgard.

Heartgard is a prescription medication, so your dog must be a current patient, ie have been seen by Dr Stogdale or Dr Dyck or Dr Hill within one year (MVMA professional regulations).

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