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.

Puppy Vaccination

Puppy Vaccinations

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.

What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?


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.

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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