We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Please call for information in regards to your pet’s specific needs.
What is a vaccine?
Vaccines are a suspension of weakened or killed microorganisms (viruses, bacteria) administered for the prevention of infectious diseases. When a vaccine is given, the body remembers the microorganism administered so when a live microorganism invades the body, the body responds much more quickly and with more numbers and usually can eliminate the virus before clinical signs of disease appear.
Campus Veterinary Clinic gives vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age because this is the period in which the antibodies against infectious diseases given by the mother to the puppy or kitten is declining and the immune system of the young pet can respond to the vaccine to produce its own protective antibodies. An immune response of pets following vaccination depends on the amount of maternal antibodies present. High levels of maternal antibodies may neutralize the vaccine, causing 12 to 16 week old pets to be vulnerable to infection.
Why does Campus Veterinary Clinic not carry every vaccine available?
Campus Veterinary Clinic uses the most up to date medical information about immunization to purchase and stock the vaccines we feel are most reasonable and important for our area. If you’re interested in a specific vaccine and do not see it listed, our staff can give you some pointers as to who may have it in our area, or why your pet may not require it.
Campus Veterinary Clinic’s vaccination schedule for dogs:
- DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus): given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, then one year after the last vaccine, then every 3 years. Sometimes given at 20 weeks of age to breeds that appear more susceptible to these diseases.
- Rabies: given at 16 weeks of age, one year later, then every 3 years.
- Bordetella (kennel cough): Given at 12 weeks of age then yearly. Sometimes given every 6 months if boarded frequently.
- LEPTOSPIROSIS Given at 12 and 16 weeks of age then yearly.
- LYME: We do not routinely carry
- Corona: We do not routinely carry
- Melanoma vaccine: We do not routinely carry
Campus Veterinary Clinic’s vaccination schedule for Cats:
- FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia) Vaccine given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, then one year after the last vaccine, then every 3 years.
- FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) Vaccine given at 12 and 16 weeks of age then one year after the last vaccine, then yearly. Depending on risk exposure, this vaccine sometimes can be given every 3 years after 10 years of age.
- Rabies Vaccine given at 16 weeks of age, one year later, then every year with the brand of vaccine we use now. Some brands are labeled for every 3 years.
- FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus): We do not routinely carry this vaccine
- FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis): We do not routinely carry this vaccine
- Chlamydophila felis: We do not routinely carry this vaccine
- Bordetella bronchiseptica: We do not routinely carry this vaccine
- Giardia lamblia: We do not routinely carry this vaccine
Adult pets (ages 1-6) require annual examinations from a veterinarian to ensure optimal health. Without an examination, the veterinarian may not be able to properly address and diagnose disease, injury or illness for your pet. After 7 years of age, pets are considered senior citizens, and require twice yearly examinations for optimal health.
All clients at Campus Veterinary Clinic receive
counseling for their pets in regards to prevention of heartworm, fleas and other parasites. Currently, some of the products we carry for these purposes are Sentinel, Revolution, Frontline and Preventic collars. Only a veterinarian can tell you which product will best suit your pet’s environment and lifestyle and be your safest choice.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of safe recovery.
Fully Stocked Pharmacy:
Campus Veterinary Clinic carries a large array of prescription drugs for cats and dogs. If necessary, we can send your pet’s prescription to a compounding pharmacy to put it in one of their favorite flavors, making it easier to give their prescriptions. If your pet needs a refill on their prescription, please call ahead and we’ll have it ready to be picked up as quickly as possible.