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Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.

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We believe that preventative care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your pet’s health. There are a variety of diseases that affect animals, so proper vaccination of your pet is vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses to which they are susceptible to.

Why are vaccinations important?

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet, and serve as a preventive measure in combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Rabies.

When should my pet get vaccinated?

Vaccinations are particularly important for puppies, kittens, and other young animals that have immature immune systems. Veterinary vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and then boostered throughout your pet’s life depending on the vaccine. Our doctors will determine the appropriate vaccination plan for your pet.

How are vaccines administered?

Vaccines help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to inactive or small amounts of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Vaccines are administered through a subcutaneous injection (under the skin), orally, or intra-nasally, depending on the vaccine.

Vaccinations are accompanied by a consultation and examination with our veterinarians to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them. Proper and timely administration is necessary to ensure optimal protection.

Canine Vaccinations

DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo)

The DHPP vaccine should be administered every 3 years.


Canine Distemper is a contagious disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems. The disease is spread airborne from an infected animal. Dogs not vaccinated against Canine Distemper are at high risk of survival.


Canine Hepatitis can be displayed in 2 forms: Infectious Canine Hepatitis or Canine Chronic Hepatitis

Infectious Canine Hepatitis is a contagious disease that often causes fevers and in more serious cases, death.

Canine Chronic Hepatitis is a type of syndrome that can be caused by other diseases and is a result of an inflammation in the liver. Hepatitis is spread through contact with discharge or affected canines.


ParaInfluenza is a highly contagious virus that affects the respiratory system. Vaccinating against parainfluenza can aide in the canine's immunity.


Canine Parvovirus also known as just "Parvo" is a highly contagious virus that can affect a dog in all life stages but puts young puppies at extreme risk.

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Bordetella Bronchiseptica also known as "Kennel Cough" is a highly contagious respiratory disease that affects the bronchi. Vaccines against Bordetella Bronchiseptica will assist in preventing your pet in this disease which can be very lethal for puppies.

This vaccine should be administered annually.

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza, also known as the dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection that can infect both dogs and cats. Dogs who are in close contact with infected dogs at places such as kennels, groomers, day-care facilities, and shelters are at a higher rate of contracting the virus. The symptoms of Canine Influenza are similar to Kennel Cough and can include: a cough that is either soft/moist or dry, nasal discharge, sneezing, or lethargy.

The Canine Influenza vaccine is recommended for dogs that also receive the "Kennel Cough" or Bordetella vaccine.

Canine Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that often affects the kidney. Lyme disease is often caused by ticks and can also cause fevers and loss of appetite.



Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system in mammals. It is often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.

Rabies vaccinations vary as some vaccines can last from 1-3 years.

Feline Vaccinations

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia)

The FVRCP vaccine should be administered every 3 years.

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) is a highly contagious disease that affects the upper respiratory system. This common, yet dangerous disease impairs the pulmonary defense mechanisms.

FVR can be transmitted through direct contact with the virus through other contaminated cats or surfaces.


Feline Calicivirus (FCV) is a highly contagrious virus that affects the respiratory and oral systems. FCV is most common within multi-feline locations such as shelters, breeders, or even social outdoor cats. FVC is spread through direct contact of discharge of an infected feline or through air after an infected cat sneezed.


Panleukopenia also known as "Feline Distemper" is a highly contagious disease. A feline can be infected with the disease if they come into contact with the secretions of an affected feline. Kittens are affected severely and are at high risk if affected.



Feline Chlamydia is a bacterial disease that affects the eyes. The bacteria spreads to others through contact to the ocular discharge of an affected feline. This is most common in kittens under 9 months of age.



Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is one of the most infectious viruses which affects the immune system. The virus is transmitted within only felines through contaminated discharge. Cases have decreased due to the existing effective vaccine.



Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system in mammals. It is often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.

Rabies vaccinations vary as some vaccines can last from 1-3 years.