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.

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Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy vaccinations are vitally important to develop a strong immunological defence against disease.

What vaccinations do you offer to new puppies?


We recommend the DAP vaccination to be given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then the Rabies vaccination at 16 weeks of age. There are non-core vaccinations available for leptospirosis, Lyme disease, kennel cough and canine parainfluenza that we administer under certain circumstances based on your dog’s lifestyle and travel.

Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?


A non-vaccinated puppy has no immune defence from serious diseases that could be picked up from a simple walk in the park. The core vaccinations, when given in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, will provide solid immunological protection should your puppy be exposed to one of these viruses.

What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?


We recommend the DAP vaccination to be given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then the Rabies vaccination at 16 weeks of age.

How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?


We want you and your puppy to have a positive experience when you arrive at our hospital. The initial visit will cover many topics and may last up to 30 minutes. Please bring with you all of your documents including a list of any medications you received from the breeder, the food you are feeding and a stool specimen that we will send to the lab to check for internal parasites. As a courtesy, this stool sample is included at no charge on the first visit.

How much do puppy vaccinations cost?


Since the vaccination schedule for puppies is dependent on their age and what vaccines they have already received please contact the clinic at 905-727-9499 so that we can let you know which vaccinations your puppy is due for and the cost of those vaccines.

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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 waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-727-9449. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will call you after the examination and update you on their findings and recommend a treatment plan, if needed. We ask that you pay over the phone with a credit card for your examination and necessary food and medications. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet and prescriptions, if needed.

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. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN, but please call the clinic for updated hours.

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. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

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.

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 disease.

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 Aurora Animal Clinic