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Recommended vaccine protocol and medical services

Chester Animal Clinic and Courthouse Rd Animal Hospital recommendations for your Canine family members:

  • 1 and/or 3 year Rabies vaccine (depending on the pets age)*
  • 1 and/or 3 year DHPP-C vaccine (this is Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo and Corona combination)*
  • 6 month Infectious Tracheobronchitis Vaccine (aka Bordetella or "Kennel Cough")*
  • 6 month negative Internal Parasite exam (testing their stool - for hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms, etc.)*
  • Annual Heartworm exam (testing for active heartworms or tick bourne diseases such as Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma)*
  • Annual Bloodwork diagnostics (testing for infection, kidney and liver values, white and red blood cell counts, and much more)
  • Continuous veterinarian approved heartworm prevention (year round)
  • Continuous veterinarian approved flea & tick prevention (year round)
  • 1 year Leptospirosis vaccine**
  • 1 year Lyme vaccine**

*These vaccines and diagnostics are required for all of our surgical patients, boarding, daycare, and grooming guests. All dogs MUST also be on a parasite preventative.

** We also advocate the Leptospirosis and Lyme/Ehrlichia vaccines for pets whose lifestyle and activities may expose them to ticks.  These are not required for our boarding, daycare, grooming or surgical pets.

Our recommendations for your Feline family members:

  • 1 year Rabies vaccine *
  • 1 year and/or 3 year FVRCP Vaccine * (typically called the Feline Distemper vaccine - covers the Feline Rhinotrachetis virus, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia virus/diseases)
  • 1 year FELV/FIV Test * (required once in a lifetime-if pet is indoor only and is negative; and annually if the pet is indoor/outdoor or outdoor)
  • 1 year FELV Vaccine * (Feline Leukemia Vaccine)
  • 6 month negative Internal Parasite exam * (testing their stool - for hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms, etc.)*
  • Annual Bloodwork diagnostics (testing for infection, kidney and liver values, white and red blood cell counts, and much more)

Vaccines and diagnostics are required for all of our surgical patients, boarding, and grooming guests. All cats MUST also be on a parasite preventative.