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.
The vaccines needed for each dog varies depending on their lifestyle and what risks they may be exposed to. During your pet’s annual visit with us, we will discuss which vaccines will keep your fur baby best protected in their everyday lives, as well as for many happy and healthy years to come.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
There are two different categories of vaccines; core and non-core.
Core – administered to all healthy dogs.
Non-Core – administered selectively based on geography, lifestyle and exposure risk.
Core Vaccines include:
Distemper Complex – Protects against distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo and coronavirus. These diseases attack the respiratory system, liver, kidneys, intestines, cause joint pain, lethargy, can some can be spread to humans.
Rabies – Fatal and incurable. Rabies affects the nervous system and can be spread to humans. This vaccine is required by law.
Non-Core Vaccines include:
Bordetella – More commonly known as kennel cough. Required when boarding dogs in a kennel or daycare.
Lyme – Disease spread by the deer tick. Recommended for dogs who live in or travel to Lyme endemic areas.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
By vaccinating your dog, you help protect them from many illnesses, as well as very contagious and deadly diseases; some of which can be spread to humans.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
The vaccine protocol for each dog differs based on health, age, lifestyle and exposure risks. During your annual visit with your fur-baby, we will provide your dog with a comprehensive physical exam and discuss what vaccines will best suit their needs. Please call our clinic today with any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines and the costs associated.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is an infection caused by bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted by deer ticks and can infect many different animals, including dogs, cats, and humans.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519.631.0430. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. 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:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!