Vaccinations: Essential Protection Against Illness and Disease
Vaccinations are an important part of your pet’s overall health and wellness. From puppy- or kitten-hood until the senior years, vaccinations will always be crucial in protecting your pet against diseases, illnesses, and even death.
Vaccinations for *Puppies and Dogs
During your pup’s wellness visit, we may administer the following vaccinations:
- Canine distemper
- Lyme disease
Vaccinations for *Kittens and Cats
During your kitty’s wellness visit, we may administer the following vaccinations:
- Feline distemper
*Please note that puppies and kittens require more frequent vaccinations and deworming’s since their immune systems are not fully developed.
While we recommend all dogs and cats be vaccinated, these recommendations are based on guidelines specified by:
- The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
- The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
- Our years of experience
- The specific needs of each pet
Factors we consider before vaccinating include age, weight, environment, activity level, and overall health condition.
Vaccinations for Birds, Reptiles, and Pockets Pets
Due to the unique nature of these species, we offer vaccinations for these pets on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
The 4th Annual Mystic Market!
Join us at the 4th Annual Mystic Market: A Mystical and Magical Fundraiser with Powerful Featured Readers and Amazing Handcrafted Items for Sale! The event takes place Saturday, October 20th from 11AM - 4:30PM. Meet featured celebrity psychic reader, Theo Kostaridis! The event will host a bake sale with delicous homemade treats as well as Fall Pet Photos for $10 from 11AM - 3PM. Dress your pet in costume for the Pet Costume Contest at 12:30PM! Proceeds from the event benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue & Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue.
Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Class!
Join us on Sunday, October 7th from 9AM - 12PM at our clinic for a Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Class! This class is ideal for anyone who loves animals including: animal professionals, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners alike! Taught by trained professionals, it provides each participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation with their pet prior to getting veterinary care. For more information or to register, click HERE. Check out the Facebook Event HERE. A portion of each registration benefits our rescue partners at St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines.
Save the Date! Join Us at the Magnificent Mutts & Meows Run4Paws 5K!
Join us and rescue partners Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue for their 4th annual Run4Paws 5K & 2K Puppy Path! The event takes place Saturday, October 6th at McCollum Park (6801 Main St.) in Downers Grove with the race starting promptly at 9AM. The best part: attendees are welcome to race with their dog! Medals are awarded for males and females in each age category.
For additional information and to register, please click HERE.