Melbourne / Suntree, Florida - Call 321-422-6900

Canine Influenza has been diagnosed in Florida!

Ask about the Bivalent Canine Influenza Vaccine covering both H3N8 and H3N2 strains! Call us for our special low price!

Most boarding and grooming facilities in our area are now requiring the vaccine!

Below is some Information on Canine Influenza from MERCK animal health, the makers of our Bivalent Influenza Vaccine.

What is Canine Influenza?

Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is caused by canine influenza virus (CIV) Type A. There are 2 known strains in the United States:

1) CIV H3N8: first reported in greyhounds in 2003. Since then, CIV H3N8 has spread to at least 41 states. This virus is of equine origin and can be difficult to diagnose.

2) CIV H3N2: recently found in the United States. This virus is of avian origin and spread to 30 states by April 2016. *Most recently this strain has been found in Gainsville, Florida*

How is Canine Influenza spread?

Canine influenza spreads the same way as the common cold in humans. Canine influenza viruses are most commonly spread through direct dog contact (sniffing, licking, nuzzling); through the air (coughing and sneezing); via contaminated surfaces (sharing water bowls or toys); or through contaminated humans (with viruses on their hands or clothing).

Where could my dog catch Canine Influenza?

The more your dog socializes with other dogs, the higher the risk of contracting canine influenza and other infectious respiratory diseases.

Quickly asses your dogs risk:

Does your dog: Visit doggie day care? Board at a boarding facility or pet hotel? Attend training classes? Play at dog parks? Participate in dog-friendly events? Visit a groomer or the local pet store? Often greet other dogs during walks?

Clinical Signs of Canine Influenza:

Most cases of canine influenza are mild. However, up to 20% of infected dogs will have moderate or severe illness. Common signs are: Coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge or ocular discharge, decreased appetite and lethargy. In some cases, dogs may run a fever and demonstrate signs of depression. High fever and pneumonia may be seen in more severe cases. These clinical signs can last from a few days to several weeks depending on the severity of the disease.

Located in Melbourne / Suntree, Florida

Call us at 321-422-6900

Accepting new patients from Suntree, Melbourne, Viera and surrounding cities in Brevard County, Florida.

Rubio Pet Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic where our mission is to help your pet live a longer and healthier life by providing our best veterinary care to your pet delivered with sincere compassion and honesty. Our office is owned and operated by Dr. Carlos Rubio and his wife, Juliana. Dr. Rubio has 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine and has been practicing in the Melbourne, FL area for 10 years. Dr. Rubio and his staff can take the time to create a plan for your pet, whatever their needs may be. Whether you have a new puppy or kitten in the home, just need routine vaccinations, dental cleanings, your pet has an upset stomach or any medical problem, our Veterinarian and Veterinary Assistants are here to do everything they can and provide amazing care for a reasonable price. 

Our brand new veterinary clinic has all the latest technology in veterinary pet care including: comprehensive bloodwork equipment, digital radiology, surgery suite, state of the art dental equipment and more! We work with veterinary suppliers to deliver our clients the latest in veterinary medicine.

Rubio Pet Hospital is located in Suntree / Melbourne, FL in the plaza where the Fresh Market is located. Stop by for a tour, come meet Dr. Rubio and his staff,  walk-ins and emergency walk ins are always welcome during our business hours but we recommend making an appointment. Call or request below!

If there is an emergency outside of our business hours please call either one of our local Emergency Clinics:

Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital
5775 Schenck Avenue
Rockledge, FL 32955

Animal Emergency Center of Brevard
2281 W. Eau Gallie Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32935


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Read why our clients choose us!

  • "I was greatly impressed by the welcoming warmth of the entire staff at Rubio Pet Hospital. Alyssa, the Office Manager, showed me different affordable preventive plans available if I wanted to get a on a program to maintain my dog Herschel's health. Dr Rubio and his wife were kind, thorough and attentive to every detail. I highly recommend them to everyone who has a pet or is thinking about getting one too!"
    Margaret Velez
  • "My Dog Foster's tail was caught in a vacuum cleaner and badly injured. I thought the tail would have to be amputated, but Dr. Rubio gently shaved away the hair, gave me medications, solutions to soak the tail and ointment - and within six days all the black tissue on Foster's tail had dried up and flaked off! The follow up visit brought delight to Dr. Rubio, as it did to me. Thank you, Dr. Rubio, for giving me the time, medications and careful instructions for tending to Foster's tail. I am so glad I came to you! Of course, I had a lot of folks praying for Foster's tail, so I give thanks to God, the Great Physician, as well!"
    Nancy J.
  • "Dr. Rubio and Mrs Rubio are fantastic. They love the animals and truly care about them. I have eight animals four large dogs two cats and two kittens and he takes care of them all. He even has my little Ink kitten loving him!! I would highly recommend Dr Rubio to every one."
    Katherine J.
  • "This has been Annabelle's vet since the very beginning. I can't say enough wonderful things about him and his wife. If you are looking for an amazing and personal vet please visit him at his NEW location, which is absolutely state of the art and beautiful!! Thank you Dr. Rubio and staff for your amazing care to our not so little baby girl anymore!!"
    Bridgette F.
  • "Cannot recommend them highly enough. They will take care of all the furry members of your family and treat them with love. They even stayed over 2 hours after closing to make sure that our yorkie was feeling good enough to go home. Awesome vets and awesome people."
    Matt H.
  • "Both our Bischon and Yorkie were in the best of care under this wonderful Staff and caring Veterinarian, Dr. Rubio. We would never go anywhere else. You will find Trust, love and health for your sweet dog or cat here. True hearts, Thank you! They are the best!!"
    Nicole C.
  • "Took my dog to a mobile shots veterinarian and each time my dog would go crazy. This last time, I was told my dog needed to be sedated and they recommended I take her to a veterinarian facility. I chose Rubio Pet Hospital.
    What a huge difference. The place is fresh and clean! My dog was not nearly as nervous as she was at the mobile site. The doctor and his assistant was so accommodating and made my dog somewhat feel at ease. Once we began the shots, I was able to hold and comfort her. What a humongous difference! It took less than ten minutes to get her vaccinated (including the vaccine into my dogs nose), and everything worked out great. Fantastic experience! You now have a customer - patient for life."
    Matthew B.
  • "They have such a beautiful office and wonderful, caring staff. Highly recommended."
    Cynthia D.
  • "Mollie is 90% back to normal. Amazing doctor and staff. Very caring"
    Hortensia L.
  • "Trust, compassion, dedication... these are the values that I look for in a veterinarian. Hands down the best in town....."
    Marco L.
  • "They are amazing Veterinarians, they took care of my Sophie, she had a teeth cleaning and a mini surgery. She was fine the first day, I highly recommend them."
    Vickie I.
  • "My kitten Tigger and I love Rubio Pet Hospital. The staff and doctor is very personable and truly makes you feel like your pet is part of their family. They are very responsive to questions, provide quick and easy appointments, and make it a joy to go the vet! I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area looking for a knowledgeable and friendly pet hospital!"
    Trisha B.
  • "Dr. Rubio has been my veterinarian for 8 years now - I highly recommend him, his staff for anyone! Friendly, efficient, professional and simply wonderful with my dog. Harley loves Dr. Rubio."
    Linda L.
  • "I've been using Dr. Rubio for about 10 YEARS for our furbabies.. He is Wonderful. So caring, and his staff are the same."
    MaryBeth and Kirk N.