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Puppy Vaccinations

Just like human babies, puppies need the proper set of vaccinations at a young age to promote a strong, healthy immune system and a long, healthy life. It is our responsibility as owners to make sure our new little friends get what they need at the proper times.

What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?


This will depend, in part, on how old your puppy is on your first visit. It will include the “Core” vaccination, and possibly others.

Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?


Because puppies don’t yet have a strong immune system, they need our help to build it up and start producing antibodies for the common canine diseases we are most worried about. This can only be done by following the proper vaccine schedule for puppies. If a puppy gets the initial vaccine but doesn’t come in for boosters in the next couple of months, the vaccine is not effective in protecting your puppy.

At what age should I bring in my puppy for their vaccinations?


Ideally puppies should begin their vaccinations between 6-8 weeks. This is the time when the natural antibodies from the mother’s milk start to decline. Unvaccinated puppies could potentially pick up viruses if in contact with another dog (or their stool) that has a virus.

How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?


Call us to book your appointment at 506-622-2355. After that, all you need to do is bring any previous medical records if you have them, and bring your puppy too, of course! Also, bring a favorite treat, so the puppy has positive associations with the visit.

How much do puppy vaccinations cost?


Please contact the hospital for all cost inquiries.

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Last updated: January 4, 2022.

Dear Clients,

As a result of New Brunswick's plan to enter Level 2 of COVID-19 restrictions, we will proceed with the following protocol, effective immediately, until restrictions have been lifted.

We will be moving back to a curbside “Closed Waiting Room” policy, which means no clients will be permitted in the building, with exceptions. However, we will continue to offer FULL veterinary services.

If you have been contacted by Public Health or are showing symptoms of the virus, we ask that you call us to reschedule your appointment.

Procedure for surgeries and general appointments:

1. Call us at 622-2355 when you arrive in the parking lot. We will proceed in checking you in remotely.

2. When the Dr is ready to see your pet we will call your cell phone or wave at your vehicle and have you bring your pet to the main door. Please wear a mask when approaching the hospital to pass your pet to us.

3. A veterinarian will perform an examination or requested procedure inside the hospital while you wait in your vehicle, or a drop off appointment can be arranged.

4. Once the care of your animal is complete, the veterinarian will call you with their findings and devise a treatment plan.

5. Payment will be taken over the phone or in the parking lot via a portable debit machine. We are trying to limit cash use to a minimum.

6. Food and medications pick up will be curbside and payment can be accepted via e-transfer or credit card over the phone.

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital