Dog Vaccinations

We have selected our core vaccines and the timing that they are given based on years of experience and how the vaccines have changed over the years. We keep in mind the diseases that they prevent, safety and your pets benefit from using them.

What types of vaccinations does your offer for adult dogs?

We offer many vaccines for your dog and they can be based on lifestyle, age, size and other factors. We offer a set of core vaccines that we have found to be the most worrisome in our area. They include Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis. We also have additional vaccines available that include: Bordetella, Lyme disease, and H2N3. We use both regular vaccines and adjunct-free vaccines depending on the situation and the pet.

Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?

Dog vaccines begin one year from the last puppy vaccine given with Rabies. This first vaccine is very important for immunity and a full complement of vaccines is provided at this time including Rabies. After this, we begin to change up a schedule a bit. We divide out vaccines and their protocol. Leptospirosis is a yearly vaccine, but then we either add to it the dog virals or the Rabies vaccine alternately. Other vaccines may be added depending on the dog’s lifestyle. The additional ones may include Bordetella (kennel cough) or Lyme vaccine.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Dogs come in contact with many things in their day to day life and the vaccines that we offer help to improve their immunity and ability to fight off disease. Some of the diseases that we vaccinate for are ones that are also transmissible to humans so by vaccinating your pet you also help to avoid diseases for you and your human family as well. Your dog does not have to be in any contact with another dog to pick up some of the diseases.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

When your pet comes in for a vaccination visit we have a look at their history to see what vaccines are due at this time. We charge for the vaccine examination and then include your core vaccines at this cost. Any extra vaccines, however, will be an additional fee as not all pets require them. Please contact the clinic for a quote.


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Dear Clients,


At Manitou Animal Hospital our primary goal is to care for your beloved pets. By extension, this means keeping you as a pet parent healthy as well. Many of you have already recently visited the hospital and have personally experienced the additional safety procedures we have put in place to ensure the well-being of you and your pets using our “closed waiting room” policy.

Our "closed waiting room" policy:

  1. When you arrive in the parking lot, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-893-1360. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns.
  2. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination.
    We ask that you remain in the parking lot and keep your phone turned on.
  3. The Veterinarian will call you once the physical exam is complete to discuss the recommended treatment plan.
  4. We encourage credit card over the phone as the preferred payment method. We can also accept e-transfer.
  5. A staff member will bring your pet and any medications back outside to you.

During the coming months and as long as COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community we at Manitou will continue to offer our services using these enhanced safety procedures, including the curbside and closed waiting room service model. For the health and safety of everyone, we will not be able to have you accompany your pet(s) into the clinic for procedures at this time. We unfortunately would just not be able to meet proper physical distancing requirements and ensure your safety and our team's.

We typically have a significant number of clients [100+] visit our clinic daily whether it be for medication, food or for a visit with the veterinarian or vet technician. Space in the front room and the exam rooms is very small, a well documented factor for increased risk of COVID transmission. If everyone were to come inside our clinic, even with masks on, it would significantly increase the risk of COVID exposure to each client entering the clinic as well as our staff. We are simply not willing to risk the health of you, your family and our staff. We know that with continued effort we will get through this together. We sincerely appreciate your patience and help in working with us during these challenging times.

Until then, we promise to give each and every one of your pets the very best care and a ton of hugs and kisses when they are in for a visit. We always treat them as if they were one of our own and look forward to seeing them!


Your dedicated care team at Manitou Animal Hospital


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED