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.
After our veterinarians assess the risk factors for each dog, we develop a vaccination protocol for the individual dog. Our “core” or basic vaccines consist of distemper and rabies vaccines. Every dog should be vaccinated for these. When risk factors are higher for other diseases, we would also encourage owners to vaccinate accordingly. For example, if a dog is outdoors, often in the woods and around water, they are at higher risk for certain pathogens such as Lyme and leptospirosis. Also, if a dog is going to a boarding kennel, that is a risk as well.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
For adult dogs we offer distemper and rabies as our core vaccines. We also offer Lyme, Leptospirosis as well as Bordetella (for kennel cough).
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
Yes there is. This would depend on the vaccines needed. The core vaccines can be once every three years after an initial booster series, but all other vaccines are done yearly.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
There are so many diseases in our area that can cause major health issues for your dog. We vaccinate for a few reasons. The first reason is to prevent your dog from contracting these potentially life-threatening diseases. We also vaccinate to keep the overall pet population healthy. Vaccinating keeps these diseases from getting out of control and becoming endemic in our area. If your dog is going to be greeting and mingling with other dogs, you want to be sure he/she is protected, you never know where or what that other dog could have potentially picked up or if it’s vaccinated. Ultimately, we vaccinate to ensure your dog has a healthy happy and long life.
How much do dog vaccinations cost?
The cost of vaccines varies from dog to dog. It depends on the risk factors and lifestyle of your dog. Each dog has individual needs. To better assess your dog’s needs, it’s best to have an exam and consultation with one of our vets to ensure your dog is fully protected.
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 Tuesday, March 24, 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 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
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.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
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 and take payment over the phone. 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. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic