Our team is 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.
You’ve anticipated the new arrival by ‘puppy-proofing’ your home and had lots of fun choosing the crate, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies they will need. This frisky little creature is sure to bring you much joy. In return, you can make a major contribution to your pet’s longevity, happiness and quality of life, by providing him with good nutrition, loving attention in a safe, sanitary environment and regular checkups at your veterinarian. At Acadia Veterinary Hospital, we want your puppy to have long and healthy life from the start. Building a healthy immunity is an integral part of this.
Here at Acadia Veterinary Hospital, the veterinarian will have a discussion with you about what vaccines are recommended for your new puppy.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
It is important to follow your veterinarian’s vaccine/booster schedule in order to adequately build up your puppy’s immune system. This way it will have the antibodies necessary to fight off certain diseases. As the saying goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
We recommend that puppies receive their first core vaccination at 8-weeks-old, followed by vaccine booster at 12 and 16 weeks of age.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
You want to make going to the veterinarian a pleasant experience. You can even bring your puppy for a visit to the clinic beforehand when there will be no needles involved. Bring some of their favourite treats or toys. Make this a happy occasion!
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
For more information on our pricing, please call Acadia Veterinary Hospital.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then 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.
Credit cards as the preferred payment method.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!