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.
Getting your puppy started on a proper vaccination program early will help keep them healthy for life. It is important to time the vaccines properly so that as the immunity their mother has provided them starts to wane; their own immune system is prepared to protect them from exposure to disease. We recommend starting your puppy at six weeks of age and continuing to vaccinate them every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age. Response to vaccines varies in each individual puppy and in order to ensure all puppies are properly protected, we recommend boosting the vaccines in a timely fashion.
Your puppy’s first vaccines will contain protection from Canine Distemper, Parainfluenza, Hepatitis and Parvovirus. As your puppy gets a little older, we start protection for Leptospirosis as well. If your puppy’s lifestyle and risk warrant it, we can also provide them with vaccinations to prevent Lyme disease and Bordetella (Kennel cough).
At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?
This will depend on how old your puppy is when you get him or her and if they have already had a vaccine with their breeder. We can start vaccinations as early as 6 weeks of age, and this is recommended, especially if they are no longer with their mother and receiving their protection. If your puppy has already had a vaccine, generally this will require a booster three to four weeks after receiving that vaccine.
How should I prepare my puppy for its first vaccination visit?
We want to make your puppy’s first visit a positive experience! If you haven’t had the chance to take them for a car ride yet, it is nice if they have the chance to get used to that, so they aren’t scared before they get here. We would like you to not feed them right before their visit, so they can be hungry and eager to eat our treats. We also recommend that you bring along any paperwork that you may have received from your breeder or their veterinarian, so we can review any medical history or microchip information. Don’t forget to bring a fresh stool (poop) sample so we can check it for intestinal parasites.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
The visit cost will vary depending on what vaccines your puppy has already received, their age and what lifestyle vaccines, like kennel cough (Bordetella) they may be receiving. We like to send home internal and external parasite control home with our puppies as well, so depending on the weight of your puppy, the cost of that could vary. Feel free to give our office a phone call, and we can give you a better idea of how much the visit will be.
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!