Patterson Veterinary Hospital offers two low-cost vaccine clinics per year.
When coming to a clinic, you will need to leave your pet in your vehicle until you are called up for the vaccines. Remember that in extreme weather conditions, it is best to have someone wait in the car with your pet to make sure that it is not too hot or too cold in the car. You will be asked to fill out paperwork and pay for the vaccines first, and then your pet will be called for their turn to receive vaccines. This helps keeps the noise and commotion to a minimum so we can quickly and efficiently help you and your pet through the clinic process.
If you are requesting a 3-year Rabies vaccine at the clinic, you will need to bring paperwork showing your pets last Rabies vaccine. Without the paperwork, we will only be able to give a 1-year Rabies vaccine.
The following are the vaccines and other treatments offered at the clinic:
ROUTINE RECOMMENDED VACCINES
- Rabies: this vaccine is required by law;
- Distemper-Parvo Combo Vaccine: Includes Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, & Hepatitis; Strongly recommended for all dogs;
- Canine Influenza H3N8 and H3N2
- Rabies: This vaccine is required by law;
- Distemper 3-way: Includes Panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, & calicivirus; Strongly recommended for all cats
- Leukemia: deadly cat disease transmitted by the bite of infected cats; recommended for all kittens and all cats that spend any time outdoors;
ADDITIONAL CANINE VACCINES
Bordetella: highly contagious coughing disease; required by most kennels and groomers; recommended for all dogs who are professionally groomed or visit boarding facilities, dog parks, or attend training classes;
Leptospirosis: recommended for all dogs with exposure to cattle or wild animals and dogs that go camping or swimming in canals;
Rattlesnake: vaccine helps slow the progression of the toxin in a rattlesnake bite; recommended for all dogs with rattlesnake exposure (living in Diablo Grande counts for rattlesnake exposure);
ADDITIONAL TREATMENT OPTIONS
Canine Roundworm & Hookworm Dewormer: oral tablet(s) that you will give at home; recommended for all puppies and annually for older dogs;
Feline Tapeworm Dewormer: injectable dewormer performed at the clinic; recommended for all kittens and annually for older cats;
Microchip: permanent identification chip placed under the skin; recommended for all pets;
Flea/Tick Topical Prevention: oral & topical treatment and prevention for fleas and ticks for you to apply monthly at home; recommended for all pets;
Coming to the clinic means you understand that you are responsible for your pets actions. It is necessary for you to hold your pet during the vaccination process. It is your responsibility to keep your pet gently but securely restrained. It is also necessary that you keep your pet a safe distance from all other pets.
Make sure that you keep all copies of paperwork given to you. These are your copies and legal proof of vaccines. If it is the first time your pet is receiving any of these vaccines, regardless of your pet's age, it is necessary to get a booster of that vaccine 3 to 4 weeks after the first vaccine is given in order for the manufacturer of the vaccine to guarantee it. It is your responsibility to let the staff know if this is the first time your pet has received any of the vaccines and to keep all copies of paperwork to show the proper timing of boosters.