Compassion

Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are critical to the well-being of your pet, protecting them from potentially deadly viral diseases.

dog vaccination

My Vet Animal Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your pet. We offer vaccinations based on lifestyle with a comprehensive Wellness Evaluation. Our thorough examination optimizes your pet’s health with our doctor’s recommendations of specific breed risk testing and appropriate “Core Vaccines” based on your pet’s health, age, and lifestyle. “Core Vaccines” are those that are recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Keeping your pet properly immunized against infectious disease is one of the most important things you can do to ensure good health. Whether your pet is a couch potato or a social butterfly, we can help you determine the best vaccination choice. The Core Vaccines for Canines are Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Bordetella, and Rabies. The Core Vaccines for Felines are Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Leukemia, and Rabies.

The use of Non-Core vaccines is only used when the doctor and client determine there may be an added benefit in maintaining your pet’s health. (Non-Core vaccines include Lyme, Leukemia, Leptospirosis, etc.)

Before we begin a vaccination or health care regimen for your pet, we consult with you to develop a specific plan of action tailored to meet your pet’s needs, based on your lifestyle. We enjoy having you as an active participant in planning what is best for your pet’s health.

The Importance of Vaccinations

Vaccinations are critical to the well-being of your pet, protecting them from potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, and Rabies in dogs; and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies in cats.

Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet’s risk factors. Proper administration, and giving a vaccine at the correct age and time interval are critical for proper protection. Vaccinations are particularly critical in young animals that have naive immune systems. Vaccinations typically start at 8 weeks of age and the puppy and kitten series is completed around 16 weeks of age.

Vaccinations are generally accompanied by doctor consultation and examination to ensure your pet is healthy enough for the vaccines. We send reminders to help keep you up to date on when your pets will be due for their vaccination boosters.

Recommended Schedule for Puppies/Dogs
8 weeks
Vaccination DHPP #1 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, )

12 weeks
Vaccination DHPP #2 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, ) Leptospirosis #1 and Bordetella #1

16 weeks
Vaccination DHPP #3 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) Leptospirosis #2 and Rabies

Age 1 Year
Vaccinations: DHPP, Rabies, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella
Your pet should be vaccinated for Rabies every three years thereafter. Other vaccination schedules will be discussed at the time of your pet’s annual examination.

Recommended Schedule for Kittens/Cats

8 weeks
FVRCP #1 (Panleukopenia (Distemper); Rhinotracheitis (Herpes); Calicivirus)

12 weeks
FeLV/FIV Test
FVRCP #2 (Panleukopenia/Distemper, Rhinotracheitis/Herpes, Calicivirus),
FeLV #1 – Feline Leukemia (based upon your kitten’s lifestyle)

16 weeks
FVRCP #3 (Panleukopenia/Distemper, Rhinotracheitis/Herpes, Calicivirus)
FeLV #2 booster

Rabies

Age 1 Year
Vaccinations: FVRCP, FeLV (based upon your pet’s lifestyle); and Rabies.
Your cat should be vaccinated for Rabies every three years thereafter. Other vaccination schedules will be discussed at the time of your pet’s annual examination.