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.

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations

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.

What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?

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.



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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