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.
When you bring your puppy home it is important to help its developing immune system become protected against some very serious diseases. Puppy vaccines are given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks in order to build an army of antibodies to keep your puppy safe.
At your first puppy visit, usually around 8 weeks of age, we will start their vaccination series with a Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus-Parainfluenza vaccine (DHPP). The second visit, at 12 weeks, will be a booster of DHPP and the first vaccine of Leptospirosis. The Bordetella vaccine can also be used at this time if your puppy will be interacting in environments where there is exposure to lots of other dogs. The final visit at 16 weeks will be a DHPP booster, Leptospirosis booster and your puppy’s first Rabies vaccine.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
Your puppy is getting ready to explore and enjoy its new environment and providing vaccines will keep your puppy protected against very serious diseases.
At what age should I bring in my puppy for their vaccinations?
Your puppy should receive its first set of vaccines when he/she is approximately 8 weeks of age. Often, the breeder or rescue will have performed this vaccine series prior to sending your puppy home with you. If that is the case, we still recommend a puppy check up to ensure your puppy is healthy and then have you return when your puppy is around 12 weeks of age for its second booster.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
In order to set your puppy up for success at their first visit, we recommend bringing a toy and blanket for your puppy. It is also important that your puppy be brought in on a leash with a collar or harness. Bring all of the paperwork you were given when you brought your puppy home so that we can make copies for our records. It is also helpful to know which brand of food you are feeding your puppy. If you have lots of questions for the doctor, some people find it helpful to write down questions in advance so that nothing gets missed.
As your pet gets older, they need to get regular check-ups with your vet to make sure they are fit and healthy. Senior pets are more likely to have health issues, and monitoring with routine check-ups and bloodwork is a perfect way of keeping ahead of any illness.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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 us. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!