Valley Fever

Valley Fever is a fungal infection that can impact both humans and animals. Our [veterinary specialists at American Pet Clinic can diagnose and treat this condition.

Please Note: A referral from your primary care veterinarian may be required before making an appointment for Valley Fever.

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Treatment for Valley Fever in Ceres

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis or “cocci” for short) is an infection caused by a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) that grows in the soil in the southwestern United States (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico).

Both humans and animals are at risk of contracting this fungal infection. Many species are susceptible to Valley Fever, although dogs make up the majority of cases of animal Valley Fever. 

This disease is not contagious, meaning it is not spread from human to human, or animal to animal, or between animals and people. 

Our Veterinarian Dedicated to Researching Valley Fever

Veterinarians specializing in the treatment of Valley Fever are extensively involved in the research of this disease in both companion animals and people throughout the Southwestern United States. 

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Valley Fever Center for Excellence

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence mobilizes resources for the eradication of Valley Fever by promoting public awareness, education and research regarding prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Valley Fever in humans and animals.

In collaboration with VFCE, American Pet Clinic supports research by providing our hospital facilities, where pets can be involved, in case evaluations and clinical studies of treatments or new diagnostic tests for this fungal infection. 

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