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.
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 you come in for a vaccination visit we have a look at what your dog needs for vaccines at this time. We charge for the vaccine examination and then include your core vaccines at this cost. The extra vaccines, however, will have an additional fee as not all pets are doing the same things as your pet.
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 519-893-1360. 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. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit, we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. We have stopped taking cash payments for the time being.
Our online store is available to have 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Manitou Animal Hospital Team