Vaccinations

Vaccinations

As part of a thorough yearly check-up and assessment of your pet’s health needs the team at Animal Health Centre recommends regular vaccination.

Vaccination is essential to protect your pet from unnecessary suffering due to potentially fatal diseases. Furthermore, reputable boarding establishments insist on up-to-date vaccinations.

Puppies and kittens are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease but, with a good vaccination protocol, the risk of disease can be greatly reduced.

Vaccination programs typically require two or more injections to ensure your pet has lasting protection. This protection will decrease over time unless vaccination boosters are given. A booster is especially important 1 year after your puppy or kitten has completed their infant vaccination course. Afterwards regular boosters are essential to maintain protection throughout the rest of your pets life. 

Our vets will advise the best vaccination to include in your pets program depending on your pets age, vaccination history and likely risk profile. For example, dogs traveling out of Wellington may need protection against Leptospirosis in addition to their base program.

More information on vaccinations can be found in our "Information" section. 

 

Dog facing the needle!

Personal.

Personal service is really important to us and this is an area where we shine due to our relatively small size and our friendly team.

Independent.

We’re not part of a big corporate franchise – we are owner-operated and have a vested interest in doing a good job and keeping you happy.

Focused.

We are Vets. We enjoy being Vets and this is our focus. We’re not a petshop with a vet in it. We don’t upsell treats, beds or grooming when you visit.

Experienced.

Each of our vets has over 20 years of professional expertise. Our nursing staff all hold National Certificates and Diplomas.

Comprehensive.

Our Animal Hospital and Vet Clinic is fully equipped and staffed to provide a complete medical and surgical service.

Convenient.

We are centrally located and easy to get to, with ample parking at the door. We are open late each weeknight and hold Saturday clinics to fit around your work commitments.