FAQ

How much is your exam fee?

Our exam fee is $54.  California state law requires our veterinarians to have a current examination in order to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications to your pet.

How much do vaccines cost?

Rabies…………..$18.75

DLHPP-Parvo…..$27.25

Lepto……………$26.75

Lyme…………….$34.00

Rattlesnake……..$33.75

FeLv/FIV………..$68.00

FVRCP……………$21.75

Leukemia…………$22.00

Heartworm Test…$54.50

When should I get my puppy vaccinated?

Vaccine                                  Vaccine Interval

 

DHPP–Parvo (5 in 1)                Multiple doses given at 6, 9, 12 and 16 weeks

– If started at 8 wks, then 8, 12, 16 weeks

Rabies                                    Single 1 year duration given at 16 weeks

Lepto (4 serovar)                     Two doses given at 12 and 16 weeks

– For at risk dogs…exposed to wildlife/forest/acreage/hiking trails

– Not recommended in small dogs/sensitive breeds

Lyme                                     Two doses given at 12 and 16 weeks

– From tick bites

 

Rattlesnake                            Two doses given at 16 and 20 weeks (or older)

– For at risk dogs…exposed to rural areas, hiking and/or forest environments

– Second vaccine given 4 weeks apart

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)        Single (intranasal) dose given at 6 weeks or older

– Single dose with a yearly booster

– Given to at risk dogs…exposed to boarding kennels/dog parks/dog shows/obedience school/agility classes

When do I need to get my adult dog vaccinated?

Vaccine                                  Vaccine Interval

 

DHPP-Parvo (5 in 1)                Booster given at 1 year, then every 3 years

– If history is unknown, then 2 doses given 4 weeks apart

 

Rabies                                   Booster given at 1 year, then every 3 years

– If history is unknown, then single dose w/booster at 1 yr.

 

Lepto (4 serovar)                     Single dose given yearly

– Best before rainy season

– If it’s the first time the vaccine has been given, then 2 doses given 4 weeks apart is recommended

 

Lyme                                      Single dose given yearly

– If it’s the first time the vaccine has been given, then 2 doses given 4 weeks apart is recommended

 

Rattlesnake                             Single dose given yearly

– Best given in the spring.

– If it’s the first time the vaccine has been given, then 2 doses given 4 weeks apart is recommended)

 

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)         Single (intranasal) dose given yearly

When should I get my kitten vaccinated?

Vaccine                                  Vaccine Interval

 

FeLv/FIV Blood Test                 Recommended blood test prior to any vaccines, especially if the kitten has an unknown history (from Breeder? Adoption agency? Friend? Stray?)

 

FVRCP (3 in 1)                         Multiple doses given at 6, 9, 12 and 16 weeks

– If started at 8 wks, then 8, 12, 16 weeks

 

Rabies                                    Single dose given at 16 weeks

– Given in right rear leg

 

Leukemia                                 Two doses given at 8 and 12 weeks

– Given in the left rear leg

– Outdoor cats or living with outdoor cats

 

Chlamydia (feline pneumonitis)   Three doses given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks

– For at risk kittens exposed to catteries and/or kennels

– Okay to vaccinate with FVRCP (3 in 1) as a (4 in 1) vaccine…less pokes! 

When should I get my adult cat vaccinated?

Vaccine                                  Vaccine Interval

 

FeLv/FIV Blood Test                 Recommended blood test prior to any vaccines, especially if the cat has an unknown history (from Breeder? Adoption agency? Friend? Stray?)

 

FVRCP (3 in 1)                         Booster given at 1 year, then every 3 years

– If history is unknown, then 2 doses given 4 weeks apart

 

Rabies                                    Booster given at 1 year, then every 3 years

– If history is unknown, then single dose w/booster at 1 yr.

 

Leukemia                                 Booster given at 1 year then every 3 years

– If history is unknown, then 2 doses given 4 weeks apart is recommended.  Then every 3 years.

– For at risk cats exposed to the outdoors, living with ourdoor cats in the same household, group housing and/or FeLv in the house

– Stop vaccine at 8 years old unless at risk, then stop at 12 years of age.

Do you offer any preventative health plans?

Yes, we have a Puppy Plan and a Kitten Plan that are designed to get your puppy/kitten through their first 6 months of vaccines and examinations.  For more information, go to the forms and handouts page and download the Puppy Plan or Kitten Plan document.