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.
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.
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 519-759-3031. 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 - 7:00 pm Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 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 Park Road Veterinary Clinic