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Core Vaccinations for Pets

Our Core Vaccinations service is essential for keeping your beloved pets healthy and protected against common and potentially severe diseases. Alongside our comprehensive vaccination programs tailored to your pet’s needs, we offer pet vaccination services to ensure their overall wellbeing.

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Our core pet vaccinations

For Dogs, our core pet vaccinations protect against:

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Rabies

For Cats, our core pet vaccinations protect against:

  • Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper)
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Herpesvirus Type I (Rhinotracheitis)
  • Rabies

Customised Pet Vaccination Plans

Understanding that every pet is unique, we offer customised vaccination plans based on your pet’s lifestyle, age, and health status. Our experienced veterinarians will conduct a thorough health assessment and discuss your pet’s risk factors to determine the most appropriate vaccination schedule.


Why Vaccinate at Hope Island Vet Surgery?

  • Expert Care: Our veterinary team is highly trained and experienced in administering vaccines safely and effectively.
  • Tailored Health Plans: We provide personalised vaccination plans to meet the unique needs of your pet.
  • Preventive Health Focus: Beyond vaccinations, we offer comprehensive health checks to monitor your pet’s overall well-being.
  • Education and Support: We believe in empowering pet owners with knowledge. Our team is here to answer all your questions about vaccinations and preventive care.

Frequently asked questions

Are additional vaccinations safe?

Yes, additional vaccinations are safe and undergo rigorous testing. Any potential side effects are typically mild and temporary, but we will discuss all risks and benefits with you.

Are vaccinations safe for my pet?

Yes, vaccinations are safe. The benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks. However, like any medical treatment, there can be side effects. Our veterinary team will discuss these with you and monitor your pet closely.

Can I customise my pet’s vaccination plan?

Absolutely. We tailor each pet’s vaccination plan to their individual needs, ensuring they receive only the vaccinations that are necessary for their protection.

Can indoor pets skip vaccinations?

Even indoor pets are at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. Some diseases are airborne, and others can be carried into the home on clothing or shoes.

How do I know if my pet needs additional vaccinations?

Our veterinarians will assess your pet’s lifestyle, environment, and health to recommend any additional vaccinations that may benefit them.

How do vaccinations work to protect pets from infectious diseases?

Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against specific pathogens, such as viruses or bacteria. These antibodies help the pet’s body recognise and fight off the pathogens if they are encountered in the future, effectively preventing infection or reducing the severity of the disease.

How often do adult pets need booster vaccinations, and what factors influence the frequency of these boosters?

The frequency of booster vaccinations for adult pets depends on various factors, including the type of vaccine, the pet’s health status, and their risk of exposure to specific diseases. Generally, most vaccines require boosters every one to three years to maintain optimal immunity. However, some vaccines may require more frequent boosters, while others provide longer-lasting protection. Your veterinarian will create a personalised vaccination schedule based on your pet’s individual needs and risk factors.

How often does my pet need to be vaccinated?

Vaccination schedules can vary based on the vaccine, age, and health of your pet. Typically, after the initial series, core vaccines are administered annually or every three years. We will provide a schedule tailored to your pet’s needs.

How often will my pet need additional vaccinations?

The frequency of additional vaccinations varies depending on the vaccine and your pet’s risk of exposure. We will provide a customised schedule for your pet.

What is the best age to start vaccinating my pet?

Puppies and kittens usually start their vaccination series between 6 to 8 weeks (about 2 months) of age. However, it’s never too late to start. We can provide a catch-up schedule for older pets.

What is the cost of additional vaccinations?

Costs vary depending on the type of vaccination. We strive to provide affordable care and will discuss all costs with you upfront.

Why are core vaccinations important?

Core vaccinations protect against diseases that are most common, highly contagious, or potentially fatal. Vaccinating your pet helps ensure they live a long, healthy life. 

Why is it important to customise vaccination plans for individual pets?

Customising vaccination plans for individual pets is crucial because every pet has unique health needs and risk factors. Factors such as age, lifestyle, medical history, and geographic location can influence the risk of exposure to certain diseases and the pet’s ability to mount an immune response. By tailoring vaccination plans, veterinarians can ensure that pets receive the most appropriate and effective protection against infectious diseases.


Additional information

Schedule Your Pet’s Vaccination Appointment

Don’t wait to protect your pet against preventable diseases. Contact our team at Hope Island Vet Surgery today to schedule a vaccination appointment. Our friendly team is ready to provide your pet with the highest level of care and protection.

At Hope Island Vet Surgery, we’re committed to helping your pets live longer, healthier, and happier lives through comprehensive vaccination and preventive care services. With our expertise, your furry companion is in safe hands.