We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Vaccines have been proven to prevent diseases that can cause your pet significant harm and may even be life-threatening. Common vaccines such as Rabies and Leptospirosis help prevent pets from contracting zoonotic diseases, which are types of diseases that can be passed on to humans.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
At Avon Animal Hospital, we tailor our vaccine protocol to suit your pet. There are basic or “core” vaccines that almost all pets receive as well as non-core vaccinations provided to pets who would be at risk depending on their lifestyle. Your veterinarian can help you determine what vaccines are best for your pet’s complete protection.
Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?
The frequency of vaccination depends on both the pet and the type of vaccine administered. Some vaccines are approved for use every 3 years, while others need to be given annually. Regardless of your pet’s vaccine schedule, a complete annual physical exam is the cornerstone to keeping your pet healthy and happy.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccines help your pet stay protected from preventable diseases and unnecessary pain and suffering. Vaccines are also important in preventing the spread of disease to other pets and people in the community.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
During your pet’s physical exam, your vet will help you decide what vaccinations your pet will benefit from, and this will determine the cost. We are happy to review all fees before treatments are provided.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed reception area” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to please call the number posted on our windows. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets and equine, as well as time-sensitive vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday: CLOSED
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.