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.

Dog Vaccinations

We offer a wide range of vaccines to protect your dog from diseases that can be found in his/her environment. A number of vaccinations are required by law and others are optional. Your veterinarian will provide you with the best options for your furry friend.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

We offer the following vaccines:

  • Rabies – Both 1 and 3-year vaccines are available dependent on your dog’s vaccine history. Please note, this vaccine is required by law and is needed if you plan to cross the border with your pet.
  • DA2PP – This vaccination is given every 3 years, dependent on your dog’s vaccine history. This vaccine protects your dog against Hepatitis (liver disease), some respiratory diseases, and the ‘nasty’ Parvovirus that causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, and can be fatal.
  • Leptospirosis – This vaccine is given once a year. It protects your dog against a bacteria that can be contracted by ingesting wildlife urine (deer, fox, raccoon, etc.) containing the bacteria directly, or by drinking it out of stagnant puddles/ponds.
  • Bordetella – This vaccine is given once a year. It protects your pet from the dreaded ‘Kennel Cough’ found at dog parks, boarding facilities, and large groupings of unfamiliar dogs.
  • Flu Bivalent – This vaccine is also provided once a year. It protects your dog from a flu that can be contracted much like ‘Kennel Cough’.

Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?

Yes, the following schedule is for a dog that has had its series of puppy vaccines:

  • Rabies and DA2PP vaccine every 3 years
  • Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Flu Bivalent vaccines every year as needed

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Vaccines are important as they protect your dog from diseases found in its environment that may challenge its immune system. Please note that some of these are zoonotic as well.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 705-789-7979. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

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 from 8:00 am - 5:00 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 clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle. Alternatively, you can order from our online store at http://www.myvetstore.ca/muskokavet

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these 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 Muskoka Animal Hospital