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.
Primary vaccination is essential to prevent the once-common puppyhood diseases, that caused high levels of fatality, from returning. Newborn puppies have not yet had a chance to make their immunity, so they need protection against infections present in their environment. Our Veterinarians can provide protection with vaccines that prime the immune system leading to overall good health for your puppy. Our hospital protocol is to provide this priming protection with vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
Fairview Animal Hospital offers Canine distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus-2 and parainfluenza vaccine, Rabies, and Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough) vaccines for your puppy. Risk assessment for Lyme disease and leptospirosis infection are also discussed and may be suggested given your puppy’s risk of exposure.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
Primary vaccination is essential to prevent the once common puppyhood diseases that caused high levels of fatality from returning. Newborn puppies have not yet had a chance to make their immunity, so they need protection against infections present in their environment.
At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?
We encourage you to bring your puppy in for physical exam and vaccine risk assessment at 8 weeks of age.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
It is recommended that your puppy not have contact with other puppies or dogs until after the second set of vaccines. We suggest you limit the amount of contact with other dogs or if possible, carry your puppy when visiting our hospital. We recommend bringing your puppy’s favourite treat or toy so that we can provide a positive experience while your puppy is at our hospital.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
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
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!