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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Dog Vaccinations

Aurora Animal Clinic is an accredited American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) clinic and we adhere to the AAHA vaccination initiative which was a collaboration of veterinary internists, immunologists, and practitioners across North America. In accordance with their recommendations, we have implemented a 3-year duration of immunity core vaccination program in dogs to prevent serious and communicable diseases and we have chosen industry partners whose vaccines have been tested to provide 3-year immunity. Our goal is to safely prevent disease and avoid unnecessary over-vaccination.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?


We offer the core recommended 3-year vaccination for Rabies and the 3-year vaccination for canine distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus (DAP). 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.

Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?


In Ontario, rabies vaccines need to be boosted within 1 year of the initial vaccination and then every 3-years. Rabies vaccination recommendations are in accordance with the Health of Animal Act and are required by law. The DAP core vaccine is given every 3 years following the initial series are given as a puppy. All non-core vaccines are administered annually.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?


Vaccines are proven to save lives and protect animals from serious and potentially fatal diseases. At the Aurora Animal Clinic, we strive to treat each patient as an individual. We consider lifestyle, travel history, and current health status when developing a vaccination protocol for your dog.

How much does dog vaccinations cost?


Since most dogs are on an individual vaccination schedule please contact the clinic at 905-727-9499 so that we can let you know which vaccinations your dog 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