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.

Vaccination for Dogs

Dog Vaccinations

The veterinarians at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital understand that every dog has a different lifestyle. Our goal is to work with you to develop a vaccine protocol that will work for your pet’s lifestyle, age and needs.

What types of vaccinations do your offer for adult dogs?

For adult dogs we recommend Rabies, Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus, and Parainfluenza combo. Your veterinarian will work with you to develop a protocol that works for your pet.

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

Every four weeks starting at eight weeks old and finishing when they are 16 weeks old for their puppy series. Once the puppy series is done, they will come back in one year to booster all vaccines and then Rabies and DA2PP every three years and Lepto and Bordetella yearly.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Vaccines trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases, and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Our veterinarians will develop a vaccine protocol best suited to your pet.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

Costs vary depending on your pet’s needs. Please call us to discuss a cost estimate.



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 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 250-923-4292. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 5 pm. Our grooming department is closed until further notice.

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. 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, debit cards, and e-transfer payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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 Campbell River Veterinary Hospital