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 should receive their first vaccination around eight weeks of age, as this is the time their natural antibodies begin to leave the system. Their second vaccine should be given 3-4 weeks after the initial vaccine (between 11 and 12 weeks of age), where a third booster should be given between 15 and 16 weeks of age. At this third visit, the puppy will also receive their initial rabies vaccine.
We offer rabies, Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus, and Parainfluenza combo. Your veterinarian will work with you to develop a protocol that works for your pet.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
It is essential to follow the vaccine protocol the doctor sets up you’re your puppy. By staying with this protocol, you reduce the risk of your puppy contracting a severe disease. Puppies immune systems are still developing are more likely to contract a virus. Missing or delaying a booster vaccine can disrupt your puppy’s ability to build the proper antibodies required to fight viruses.
At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?
Eight weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks.
How should I prepare my puppy for its first vaccination visit?
Start by playing with your puppies at home, handling your puppy a lot will prepare it to be handled by the veterinary staff. Also bring the puppy in for a positive visit before the first exam appointment is a great idea. Our staff love to have puppy cuddles.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
Costs vary depending on your pet’s needs. Please call us to discuss a cost estimate.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new policies:
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital