Annual Wellness Exams & Vaccinations
Preventative medicine such as annual exams, vaccinations, and parasite screenings are crucial in keeping your pet healthy and happy. Our doctors have created a standard protocol that is comprehensive yet flexible, so you can be sure your pet is receiving the best medicine. Your doctor will work with you to develop a routine that is ideal for your pet, ensuring that the correct vaccinations are done at the right time according to your pet’s needs.
For dogs we recommend regular Distemper/Parvo combination and Rabies vaccinations. For dogs that board, groom, or go to the dog park, we would also recommend the Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination. For cats we recommend regular Upper Respiratory and Rabies vaccinations. For cats that go outdoors the Feline Leukemia vaccination is recommended.
For dogs we also recommend monthly heartworm preventative and testing annually. We use Heartgard brand heartworm medication which protects not only against heartworm, but also against the common intestinal parasites roundworm and hookworm.
Puppy and Kitten Packages
If you have a new puppy or kitten, we offer discounted vaccination packages. We recommend beginning vaccinations around 6 to 8 weeks of age. Puppies and kittens should receive regular booster vaccinations; your doctor will let you know how many boosters are appropriate for your pet given their age and prior vaccination history.
The puppy package includes exams and Distemper/Parvo combination vaccinations at every visit, the first month heartworm preventative, two dewormings, a nail trim, and the Rabies vaccination.
The kitten package includes running an Felv/FIV test, exams and Upper Respiratory vaccinations (or Upper Respiratory/Leukemia combo vaccinations for kittens that go outside) at every visit, two dewormings, a nail trim, and the Rabies vaccination.