Lake Pine Animal Hospital

934 US Hwy 64 West
Apex, NC 27523


Notice: Canine Influenza Virus 

There have recently been reported outbreaks of canine influenza virus (CIV) in various parts of the country, particularly in the southeast including Wake County, North Carolina.

What is Canine Influenza Virus

  • There are two strains of canine influenza (CIV) - H3N8 and H3N2. The H3N8 strain of the virus has been around for several years and there have previously been effective vaccines for that strain. However, the CIV H3N2 strain was first identified in the United States in early 2015, meaning most dogs have not developed natural or vaccine-mediated immunity to this strand of the disease. The H3N2 strain has been identified as the cause of the current outbreaks.
  • CIV H3N2 is highly contagious. It can easily be transmitted through direct contact with other dogs, through the air, and by contact with contaminated objects such as dog bowls and clothing. It is a social disease.
  • An H3N2 infected dog may be contagious for up to 24 days, regardless of whether they are actively showing symptoms. This contributes to the quick spread of disease, especially among performance and show dogs.Thi

Who is at Risk

  • Dogs that interact with other dogs outside of the their own family or visit places where many dogs gather are at a higher risk for exposure.  This includes:
    • Doggy Day Care
    • Boarding/ Grooming Facilities
    • Dog Parks
    • Dog Shows/Agility Shows or Sporting Events

Signs of CIV

  • Coughing, Fever, Lack of energy, Loss of Appetite, Discharge from the eyes or nose
  • The cough sounds similar to “Kennel Cough” and the dog may wretch after coughing.


Lake Pine Animal Hospital now offers the Nobivac Bivalent Canine Influenza Vaccine for our patients to ensure their health and to limit the spread of Canine Influenza in our area. It is the recommended for healthy dogs 7 weeks or older who are at risk. Initially, they need a series of 2 vaccines, given 2-4 weeks apart and then boostered yearly. If you have any questions as to the risk of your pet, Please contact us.


Please call us at 919-380-1157 to schedule an appointment

Welcome to Lake Pine Animal Hospital. We are a full service animal hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services to pets in Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and surrounding areas. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services in our veterinary clinic.  We provide complete care for our patients.

Our veterinary hospital is well equipped with advanced equipment and technologies to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our facility has the equipment to provide comprehensive in house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, ultrasound, surgical suite, dental suite, pharmacy, and more. In addition, we offer pet boarding and grooming.

At Lake Pine Animal Hospital we are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care for your pets to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases and surgical care, we have the expertise to provide the care your pet needs at every stage of life. 

Lake Pine Animal Hospital offers the VIN Client Information Library

Please browse our website to learn more about our animal hospital and the veterinary services we provide for companion animals in Apex and the surrounding areas. Read information in our Pet Library, view videos, take a virtual tour of our veterinary hospital, read testimonials, and find details about upcoming events. Please call our office today at (919)380-1157 for all your pet health care needs.