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.
It is important to fully vaccinate your puppy to help provide immunity against diseases and infectious organisms. For their first few weeks of life, they have some protective immunity they received from their mother, but as they age, the protection needs to be boostered. Vaccines are given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
At Coxwell Animal Clinic, we offer the same core vaccines that we provide for adult dogs; DHPP and rabies, as well as Leptospirosis and Bordetella vaccines.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
Puppies normally receive 3 sets of vaccines at the ages of 8, 12, and 16 weeks. It is recommended to receive their DHPP vaccine at 8 weeks of age and then this is boostered every 4 weeks, until 16 weeks of age. Depending on your pet and their lifestyle, the Bordetella vaccine and Leptospirosis vaccine may also be included. At their final set of vaccines at 16 weeks of age, the rabies vaccine will be included.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
We recommend you bring all important documents pertaining to your puppy to your first appointment. This will provide the veterinarian with an up to date history of breeding, parasite control, and possible vaccines.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
The cost will depend on which vaccines are required and if any parasite control will be recommended. Our staff would be happy to provide you with an estimate in person or over the phone.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!