We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Our puppy vaccines are tailored to your lifestyle with your dog. The core vaccines that they receive are given at 8 weeks of age, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age. These vaccines are important to the overall health of your puppy to protect against certain diseases.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
Vaccinating your puppy is important because it helps increase the immunity and helps to protect against viral and bacterial diseases listed above.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
Puppy vaccinations typically start at 8 weeks of age. The core vaccines at Mountain Road are distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, parvovirus, they receive this at 8, 12, 16 weeks of age. The other core vaccine is rabies. If you would like to add Lyme, leptospirosis and bordetella, those can be discussed with your veterinarian at these visits.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
Bring previous records and any pertinent information that will help us better assist you for your first puppy appointment. Any of your puppies favourite toy or treats are always welcome.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
Prices vary depending on the size, age and health of the puppy. If you would like more information on our vaccination services and/or for any pricing info, please call us at 506-382-0061.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.382.0061. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital