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.
Vaccinations are vital to your pet’s health and wellness. Vaccines provide protection from a number of highly contagious diseases and dangerous viruses. Our veterinarians follow the latest recommendations in vaccine protocol, and will work with you to determine the best wellness treatment for your pet. Vaccinations are safe and proven to be effective in preventing illness. A routine vaccination schedule will keep your dog protected and healthy.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
We offer several types of vaccines for adult dogs. Your dog’s lifestyle will help us determine the type and frequency of the vaccinations they need. At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, we recommend “core” vaccines on a regular basis: rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza. In addition, we offer vaccines for bordetella (kennel cough) coronavirus, Lyme disease and leptospirosis.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
Yes! Your pet’s age and lifestyle will help us determine the frequency of the vaccinations. The core vaccines (DAPP, rabies) can be administered every 2-3 years, once a dog has reached adulthood. Veterinarians are the only people who should make recommendations about your dog’s vaccine schedule, as they have the training and access to the most up to date research on vaccines. A missed or overdue vaccination can disrupt the schedule. Your veterinarian may recommend booster vaccines to ensure your pet has full immunity.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Prevention is key! Most of the diseases we vaccinate against are contagious and cannot be cured. It is much better for your pet and more cost effective to vaccinate regularly than to treat an easily preventable disease. Boarding facilities and groomers often require pets to be up to date on their vaccinations. Viruses such as bordetella are airborne and therefore, are highly contagious. The rabies virus is transmitted by an exchange of bodily fluid. Animals like foxes, muskrats and bats can carry the rabies virus. Parvovirus is transmitted through excrement, the virus can live in an environment for years and is very difficult to eradicate.
How much do dog vaccinations cost?
The cost of vaccinations can vary, the type and number of vaccines will affect your total cost. In order to give you an accurate estimate, we will need to know some basic information about your dog. Basic information includes the age of your dog, previous vaccination history, and information about your pet’s lifestyle. Activities such as travel, grooming, boarding or visiting dog parks will help us determine the type of protection he or she will need.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Morinville Veterinary Clinic