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.
Vaccines provide a way for us to ‘jump start’ a puppy’s immune system so that it can start producing the antibodies required to fight off infectious organisms before they can take hold. A puppy is at a higher risk of contracting these infectious organisms due to its underdeveloped immune system. When animals are very young, they have antibodies provided by their mother’s milk that helps protect them from diseases. These antibodies disappear between 8 and 12 weeks of age. It is therefore important to provide vaccines to allow their own bodies to produce these protective antibodies starting at 8 weeks of age.
We vaccinate for Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and Bordetella.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
A puppy’s immune system hasn’t fully developed yet; therefore they are more susceptible to illness and disease. Newborn puppies are often initially protected against diseases through the immunity passed down in the mother’s milk. This protection is lost sometime around 8-12 weeks. It is therefore imperative to vaccinate all puppies with a series of vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age to protect against various diseases in their initial year of life.
At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?
We recommend puppies receive their first vaccine at 8 weeks of age and receive a booster at 12 and 16 weeks.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
Bringing your puppy to the clinic for a weigh-in and a treat can make them less fearful of the clinic.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
For pricing, please contact the clinic and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic