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.
Vaccinations are one of the most important things you can do to protect the health of your pet. Unvaccinated dogs are at risk as we still see many of the diseases for which we vaccinate, in both wild animals and domestic dogs, most of which are life-threatening. We feel prevention is easier than treatment! We tailor our vaccination program to each individual, so your pet is receiving only the vaccines he/she needs for their lifestyle and age.
What types of vaccinations do your offer for adult dogs?
Our core vaccines are for those diseases which we feel all dogs are at risk for. They include Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies. If your pet has had a past negative response to one of these vaccines, we can talk about some options on how we can best protect your dog. We also offer some optional lifestyle vaccines for dogs. They include Bordetella (Kennel Cough) for dogs that visit dog parks, boarding kennels or are around other dogs and Lyme disease for those dogs that have exposure to ticks that could potentially spread this disease.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
There is a lot of conflicting information available right now on how frequently your dog should be vaccinated. We want to provide your pet with the best possible protection while minimizing the number of vaccines required. After the initial series have been properly completed (which includes vaccines as a puppy and booster vaccinations one year later), we recommend a yearly examination of your pet. The examination provides us with important information about your dog’s general health. We would then administer the appropriate vaccines if the examination determines your pet is healthy. Some of the vaccines, like Bordetella and Leptospirosis, are required to be boostered every year. Other vaccines, like Canine Distemper, can be done less frequently. Don’t worry! We will keep track of what your pet needs and when to ensure they are fully protected.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
Annual examination and vaccination cost will vary depending on the necessary vaccines your dog requires. We understand that no one likes surprises, feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to discuss the needs of your pet and what you can expect to pay for their visit.
In April of 2018, I lost my best friend, Becky. She was my 13-year-old beagle I had loved since I was 8 years old. She was my whole world, and when she passed away, my heart was empty for a long time. I never thought I’d have another dog again.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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
Starting September 14, 2020, we will be allowing up to 3 clients in the building at a time. We ask that our clients wear a mask when entering the clinic. We will continue our "locked door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will then ask if you are comfortable coming into the clinic (1 person per patient) as well as perform COVID screening questions. If you are comfortable coming into the clinic, a staff member will meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for the examination. If you are not comfortable coming into the clinic, the technician will phone you to take the history needed for your appointment and the Veterinarian will 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:
Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Sunday: Closed
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!