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.
Vaccinating your dog has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him/her live a long, healthy life. Core vaccines are recommended for all dogs based on their risk of exposure, the severity of disease or transmissibility to humans. Our core vaccines include Distemper, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus and Parvovirus. We also recommend Rabies to all dogs as humans can contract rabies too! Then there are also lifestyle vaccines. These include Bordetella (kennel cough) and Lyme. These non-core vaccines are given depending on your dog’s exposure risk. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every dog relative to their lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination protocol that will provide the safest and best protection for your dog.
Is there a schedule for how often dogs need to be vaccinated?
Yes, following the puppy protocol, adult dogs are boosted again after one year, to ensure adequate protection, and then we revaccinate every three years after that for the core vaccines. Bordetella (kennel cough) needs to be given annually.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
To ensure the health and safety of your pet and others as well as continued eradication of potentially deadly diseases. Prevention is always the best medicine.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
Price will vary based on some factors, like age, gender and size. Please call for prices for whatever vaccines your dog needs and we can quote you over the phone.
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, 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. 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 - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic