Our Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats
With their faster metabolisms, cats and dogs need vaccines routinely throughout their lives to maintain their immunity. Many vaccines are administered on a yearly basis, but some core vaccines like canine rabies and canine and feline distemper can be offered as 3-year vaccines.
We offer both core and noncore vaccines, which include:
- DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza)
- Lyme Disease
- Canine Influenza
- FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)
- Feline Leukemia
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis
- Pneumonitis (chlamydia)
What People are Saying
Very pleased with the doctors and staff. Doctors were very caring and really good at following up with us regarding treatment and how our kitty Jack was doing. Thanks for taking good care of our baby.
Addressing Concerns with Over-Vaccination
At The Village Vets, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality medicine with honesty and transparency. We recognize that there exist some concerns about the possibility of over-vaccination for dogs and cats, and we’re here to put those fears to rest. Our veterinarians follow the stringent guidelines of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners when developing your pet’s custom vaccine plan. These guidelines are tried, tested, and proven to prevent over-vaccination issues, while still offering your pet complete protection.
To help ease concerns about over-vaccination, The Village Vets also offers titer testing. Titers are the measure of antibodies in your pet’s immune system, and a high number of antibodies to a certain illness may indicate that your pet is still immune from that disease. However, these tests are somewhat misleading because the number of antibodies your pet has is not a completely accurate view of their immunity. Many other factors about your pet’s immune system play a role in building up immunity, and antibodies are just one factor. While titers do have their uses, we opt for more conclusive options, and strive to vaccinate pets according to protocols lined out by leaders in the field to provide safe, effective protection.
Contact Us to Learn More
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about pet vaccinations and over-vaccination. Our mission is to always be transparent about the veterinary care we provide. Call us today at (404) 844-4824 to learn more.