We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Puppies most often get immunity from their mom to protect them for the first few weeks of life. After a while, when that level starts to get unprotective, vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks ensures that almost all puppies develop long-standing and functional immunity to distemper, hepatitis, rabies and especially parvovirus. Non-core vaccinations such as leptospirosis and Lyme can be started at 12 weeks if warranted. Bordetella can be given as young as 4 weeks of age.
The core vaccines, parvovirus/distemper/hepatitis/parainfluenza and rabies. Non-core vaccinations including Lyme, leptospirosis, bordetella.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
Even the healthiest pup has limited immunity they get from their mom. Vaccinations, at appropriate intervals, ensure that pups have functional immunity to keep them healthy.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
We recommend your puppy to be vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
Some puppies get car sick and most grow out of it, but it may be a good idea not to have your puppy on a full tummy when getting into the car. (We will try, very hard, not to give too many treats!) Otherwise, no special preparation is needed. Please bring all the paperwork you have for your puppy, any medications they may have come with and a list of all your questions!
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
Vaccine prices vary based on your pup’s lifestyle and needs, as well as age. Contact the clinic to get a tailored quote for your pup.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 519-759-3031. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm(Pre-booked tech appointments only).
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic