We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Vaccines are important to prevent illness not only in your own animal but in the people and animals with which they may come into contact with. There are some vaccines that are considered “core” or essential, such as those for distemper or parvovirus. These are viruses that are recommended to be given on a routine schedule to every dog. Other vaccines for illnesses such as leptospirosis or bordetella may or may not be given routinely based on your dog’s lifestyle and risk of exposure. Your veterinarian will discuss with you what vaccines are necessary to keep your dog healthy.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
There are several different vaccinations available for adult dogs. All dogs should be vaccinated for rabies and often this is required for city licensing. Other than rabies, there are vaccines for distemper parvovirus and adenovirus, bordetella, leptospirosis and Lyme disease. Your veterinarian can help you determine which illnesses your dog is at risk for and tailor your vaccine protocol to suit your dog’s lifestyle.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
Yes there is, not all vaccines are required every year. For example, rabies vaccines can be scheduled for every three years, while leptospirosis vaccines need to be boostered annually. Your veterinarian will create a vaccine schedule based on your dog’s lifestyle, health status and risk of exposure.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccines prevent illness. Often these illnesses can be life threatening. Some viruses such as rabies and leptospirosis can be transferred to people. It is our responsibility as pet owners to ensure a long and healthy life, not just for our own animals, but those animals and people around us.
How much do dog vaccinations cost?
Dogs are not vaccinated against every illness every year. They are placed on a schedule designed by you and your veterinarian, based on your dog’s lifestyle. As costs can vary, it is important to contact your regular veterinarian and discuss which vaccines your pet may be due.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.