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Hours:

Monday         9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday         9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday   9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday        9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday             9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays.

Phone  (360) 697-1650

Fax       (360) 697-6974

Vaccine Protocols

Vaccination is currently a topic of great research and discussion in veterinary medicine.

 

There is no question that vaccines save lives: diseases such as Parvovirus and Rabies pose significant risks to dogs and humans around the world.  But, every vaccine, by design, stimulates the immune system and causes inflammation in the body.

 

We are now able to check vaccine titers to determine your pet's current level of immunity, and we know that vaccine-induced immunity lasts much longer than previously thought.  This information allows us to develop an intelligent and individualized vaccine schedule to make sure your pet is protected without risking side effects from unneeded injections.

Sample Vaccination Schedules

Kittens

FVRCP at 12 & 16 weeks of age

Rabies at 6 to 12 months of age

FeLV (lifestyle-dependent) 22 & 26 weeks 

Cats

FVRCP at 1 year, then discontinue

Rabies 1 year after first vaccine, then every 3 years as required by law

FeLV (lifestyle-dependent) every 2 years

Puppies

DAP at 12 & 16 weeks of age, then titer

Rabies at 6 to 12 months of age

Bordetella at 20 weeks

Dogs

DAP at 1 year, then discontinue

Rabies 1 year after first vaccine, then every 3 years as required by law

Bordetella annually if necessary

Our doctors make individual vaccination recommendations for each pet based on their current health status and history. Ultimately, you are responsible for making the final determination on your pet's medical care and to ensure that you remain in compliance with all legal requirements, as well as your own contract(s) with breeders, groomers, and/or boarding facilities.