Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!