The dog or cat living in your home is like one of the family. You want your furry friend to stay happy and healthy, and preventative treatment is the key! With a quick trip to Village Vet of Urbana, you can get your pet caught up on important vaccinations that could prove to be life-saving.
Contact us today by phone or by filling out the form on this page to schedule an appointment for your pet’s vaccinations!
Why Are Pet Vaccines Important?
Among all the preventative treatments we offer at Village Vet of Urbana, vaccinations remain the most effective way to prevent your pet from contracting communicable diseases. Many preventable conditions don’t show symptoms until it’s too late to begin treatment. A quick vaccination can protect your dog or cat from life-threatening diseases, such as rabies, Bordetella, and parvovirus. It’s simply not worth the risk of skipping these basic preventative treatments!
The effectiveness of vaccinating is so widely known that rabies shots are required by law. Every pet should receive vaccinations—not just because it’s illegal to skip them, but because they protect your pet against horrible, yet preventable diseases. Your efforts to care for your pet could save you from the expense, hassle, and emotional stress of attempting to treat a severe condition. Vaccines also help ensure that animal diseases don’t affect the people in your home, promoting whole-family health.
We Follow the AAHA’s Recommended Pet Vaccine Schedule
We have built our vaccination program around the recommendations established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). These recommendations are based on the input of immunologists, veterinarians, and researchers with expertise in animal care and animal diseases.
Since the AAHA’s guidelines were first published in 2003, they have been revised and updated to reflect new research and clinical experience. For instance, rabies vaccination recommendations have changed from annual to a three-year cycle. Reduced vaccine frequency saves you money and reduces stress on the family pet while retaining the same health benefits.
In addition, vaccination guidelines increasingly focus on the individual attributes of the pet, including age and exposure risks. This prevents over-vaccinating animals that have a minimal chance of ever coming in contact with the disease in question.
Vaccines Available at Village Vet of Urbana
The next time your pet is due for a routine vaccination or booster shot, come to our vet clinic in Urbana for quality, affordable vaccines. Here are the most common vaccines we offer:
- Feline Rhinotracheitis
- Lyme disease
We also have other less common vaccines available as needed. But rest assured we will only provide the vaccines that are appropriate for your family pet—we’ll never push treatment on your pets that they don’t need!
Schedule Pet Vaccinations in Urbana
With the ease and affordability of getting your pet vaccinated, there’s no excuse for skipping this important preventative treatment. For answers to your remaining questions, or to schedule your pet’s next vaccine, please contact Village Vet of Urbana online or call our animal hospital.