Dr. Richard "Rick" Keller earned his DVM degree in 1999 as a graduate of The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Keller also has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from Frostburg Stage University.
Elmer "Rick" Keller, Dr. Keller's father, has been working in the Veterinary Profession for over 45 years as a Veterinary Technician.
Wiley Ford Animal Clinic was started in September of 2007 in order to bring convenient, friendly, and caring pet health care to local residents. We strive to provide quality health care and support for our patients.
Assisting Staff include: Carletta Sandman, Wendi Getz, Sarah Houdersheldt, and Bell Long.
We, the staff of Wiley Ford Animal Clinic, work together to provide our patients with the best medical care possible. We also strive to give our clients guidance, support, and the education that they may need in order to ensure the health and happiness of their beloved companions.
Thank you for your trust and support as we care for your pets.
Rick Keller, DVM
Keep your pets safe during hot weather.
WARM WEATHER HAZARDS
Ask your veterinarian how to recognize signs of heat stress, and seek emergency veterinary care
if you observe any of these signs:
• Excessive panting
• Excessive drooling
• Abnormal gum and tongue color
• Talk to your veterinarian about warm weather risks for pets (and travel safety if you plan to travel with a pet)
• Make sure your pets have unlimited access to fresh water, and access to shade when outside
• Keep your pet free of parasites that are more common during warm weather, such as fleas, ticks and heartworm
KEEP PETS AT HOME:
• Provide different temperature zones within your house for your pet’s comfort
• Never leave a pet in the car, even in the shade or with windows cracked. Cars can overheat quickly to deadly
temperatures, even when the weather isn’t severe
KEEP THEM COMFORTABLE:
• If it’s hot outside for you, it’s even hotter for your pet
• Take walks, hikes or runs during the cooler hours of the day
• Avoid hot surfaces, such as asphalt, that can burn your pet’s paws
• Ask your veterinarian if your pet would benefit from a warm-weather haircut or sunscreen
IF YOU WALK, HIKE OR RUN WITH YOUR PET:
• Consult your veterinarian prior to starting an exercise program for your pet. Overweight pets and short-nosed
dog breeds have higher risk of problems with warm weather exercise
• Don’t walk, run or hike with a dog during the hottest parts of the day or on particularly warm days
• Take frequent breaks, and take enough water for yourself and your dog
For more information visit:
Brought to you by your veterinarian and the American Veterinary Medical Association