Our goal in providing vaccinations as an essential component of a broad disease-prevention protocol includes combining information obtained from scientific studies with a strong concern for patient safety.
Striving to ensure maximizing a vaccine’s scope of immunity while minimizing potential adverse vaccine-related effects involves working closely with leading veterinary vaccinologists and vaccine manufacturers.
In developing and maintaining safe and effective vaccination protocols, we consider guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), while continually adapting those protocols as vaccine technology progresses and our knowledge of existing vaccines improves.
Staying abreast of current developments regarding vaccines in order to keep your pet(s) protected from both diseases and vaccine-related effects remains one of our most important goals.
Because some pets still experience adverse effects following vaccination, it is important to know What to Expect Following Your Pet’s Vaccination(s).
- Per Connecticut state law, rabies vaccinations are required for dogs or cats over the age of three (3) months.1
- Prior to surgery and/or hospitalization, a dog or cat must be up-to-date on core vaccines:
- Dog Core Vaccines: Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, & Parvovirus (DA2PP) and Leptospirosis
- Cat Core Vaccine: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, & Panleukopenia (RCP)
Detailed Vaccine Information
Here you will find detailed information regarding vaccinations we offer, including comprehensive disease information, vaccination schedules, and additional resources:
- Core Vaccines: Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, & Parvovirus (DA2PP) and Leptospirosis
- Kennel Cough: Parainfluenza & Bordetella Bronchiseptica (PBB)
- Canine Influenza (H3N8)
- Core Vaccine: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, & Panleukopenia (RCP)
- Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
- State of Connecticut: General Assembly. Conn Gen Stat Ch 435 § 22-339(b). https://cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_435.htm#sec_22-339b. 2009.