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.
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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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 506.622.2355. 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. OPERATING HOURS
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 and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital