Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep him/her healthy, and one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for regular exams and vaccinations. During your dog’s annual exam, the doctor will evaluate your dog’s lifestyle and customize the vaccine protocol to give your dog the best protection.
Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?
• DA2PPV: If starting at eight weeks of age, the puppy will receive three puppy shots given four weeks apart with the last shot being given at sixteen weeks or older. Then yearly until two years of age and then every three years. • Leptospirosis: Booster in three to four weeks then annually after that. • Bordetella: Annually. • Lyme: Booster in three to four weeks, then annually. • Rabies: The first one is given at sixteen weeks. A booster is given one year later, then every three years.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
• Protect animal and humans from preventable, zoonotic and potentially deadly diseases. • Some vaccines are required when your dog is travelling out of the country (such as Rabies) or when they go for grooming or puppy classes (Bordetella).
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
Depends on your dog’s lifestyle what vaccines he/she will need. Please contact our hospital for more information and pricing.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital
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