What to Expect:
When you come in for your appointment, you will be greeted by one of our friendly front desk associates. They will discuss
any paperwork with you, verify your information, get your dog's weight, and offer you a bandanna sprayed with Adaptil. You will then be called into an exam room by a technician who will ask you some questions and leave to get the doctor. Once the doctor is updated, they will come in to perform their exam, discuss the plan for the visit, and recommend any necessary diagnostics. If a diagnostic workup is warranted, an estimate will be offered to you. At the end of your appointment, any diagnostic results will be discussed with you, any recheck exams will be scheduled, and you will be given a written discharge that breaks down the findings of your appointment and any home care instructions following your visit.
Adult Vaccination Protocol:
When your pet comes in for their yearly vaccinations we will confirm the vaccinations they are due for and then get those ready. The most common yearly vaccinations are Da2LPCPV (Distemper, Adenovirus, Leptosporosis, Parvovirus, Corona Virus, Parainfluenza Virus), and the Rabies 1 year or Rabies 3 year vaccination. If you live near the woods or go camping with your canine friend, then we recommend we give your dog a Lymes vaccine that can be given as a combo with the Da2LPCPV vaccine. If your pet has never had the Da2LPCPV vaccination or the Lymes vaccine, they will need that vaccine boostered 3-4 weeks after receiving the initial vaccine. This is to ensure the patient builds up the antibodies that are needed. Your pet can have a Rabies 3 year vaccination if they have had a Rabies 1 year before. If your pet ever gets Groomed or Boarded, they will receive the Bordetella oral vaccine. This vaccine prevents Kennel Cough.
Puppy Vaccination Protocol:
We recommend that puppies start their vaccine series at 8 weeks of age. At this visit they will be weighed, examined, given a dewormer, and given their first Da2PCPV vaccine. You will be scheduled an appointment 3-4 weeks later for a booster vaccination. At this visit your puppy will receive their next vaccine which will be a booster of their Da2PCPV with Lepto (a serious virus in our area) added in. We also have the option of adding Lymes into their vaccine series at this time. At this visit they will also receive a free dose of heart worm preventative and a free dose of flea and tick preventative. They will then be scheduled for their final booster appointment in 3-4 weeks. At this visit they receive their final booster of Da2LPCPV, as well as, their Rabies vaccination. If your puppy is going to be boarded or groomed, they will receive the Bordetella oral vaccine at this time. We recommend getting them spayed or neutered at this visit as well.