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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the 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 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 & Sunday: CLOSED
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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic