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.

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Dog Vaccinations

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.

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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
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 Fairview Animal Hospital