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.
A Vaccine Risk Assessment is performed at the same time as the annual physical exam. This assessment is used to determine the necessity of vaccinating your canine adult friend. Exposure (pet travels; local exposure to multiple animals of the same species), immune issues, and vaccine history are key factors in the assessment. A vaccine program can help prevent certain illnesses that can affect your dog and contribute to a healthy life.
Our Veterinarians at Fairview Animal Hospital have assessed the risks that are prevalent in our area and can provide a set of core vaccines to help your canine friend live a long and healthy life. These core vaccines are recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Canine Vaccine Task Force. Fairview Animal Hospital is also an accredited member of AAHA.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
The core vaccines we offer are Canine distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus-2 and parainfluenza, Rabies, and Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough).
We also vaccinate and are happy to discuss the non-core vaccines, Lyme vaccine, and Leptospirosis vaccine. Both Lyme and Lepto infections are seen in our area. Vaccination is based on a risk assessment of each dog.
Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?
We recommend your adult canine friend have a Vaccine risk assessment done annually by our Veterinarians. Recommendations are made to vaccinate every 1 to 3 years depending on the vaccine risk assessment and the type of vaccine.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
There is no evidence that annual vaccine risk assessments that lead to vaccination are anything but beneficial to the majority of dogs. Published research has conclusively shown that neglecting your dog from vaccinating against some of the major diseases can put your pet at risk. In most adequately vaccinated dogs, the immunity should last more than a year and often several years. However, immunity declines with time and varies with dogs. To maintain successful immunity, and therefore good health, revaccination is recommended.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
For pricing, please contact the hospital and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
If you need to give your dog medication, learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your pup. Remember to always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian and be sure to administer the full amount of medication over the number of days instructed by your vet.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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 SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, Lyme testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
As of July 6th, we are allowing 1 client in per pet into the hospital (with the exception of euthanasias where we can accommodate 2 clients if needed). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own, we request you step into a disinfectant shoe tray before proceeding into the exam room. While in the exam room please minimize contact and keep with our social distancing protocols in the confined space. We are unable to offer the use of our hospital washroom at this time.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then 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 - Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!