Preventative medicine plays a vital role in veterinary practice. We encourage regular vaccinations for cats, dogs and rabbits to provide protection against some of the major potentially fatal infectious diseases.
All vaccination appointments include a full health check by a veterinary surgeon and the opportunity of a free six month health check with a veterinary nurse. We will send you a reminder to ensure you are aware when your pet’s annual booster vaccination is due. Unfortunately, the postal service can let us down occasionally, so please make your own note in your calendar when your pets’ vaccinations are due.
We now offer Vaccicheck for dogs. This is a simple blood titre test designed for determining protective immunity in the puppy, for informing re-vaccination intervals in adult dogs and in management of infectious disease outbreaks in shelters.
The primary vaccination course consists of two vaccinations in cats and dogs.
These can be given three weeks apart from nine weeks of age in kittens and two weeks apart from eight weeks of age in puppies. Cats are routinely vaccinated against cat flu, infectious enteritis and leukaemia; dogs are vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus and leptospirosis. To maintain immunity from these diseases it is important that your pet has regular annual booster vaccinations.
Infectious bronchitis (kennel cough) is a highly contagious disease, usually occurring when dogs are in close contact, e.g. boarding kennels, training schools, shows etc. If you feel your dog is at risk or due to go into boarding kennels we would advise that you have him or her vaccinated against this disease.
We recommend vaccinating rabbits against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease 1 & 2 from six weeks of age. Booster vaccinations are required every 12 months.