Our team continues to be 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.
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.
Dental disease in pets is an important topic in veterinary medicine and is constantly evolving. We have noticed an increasing amount of interest in the concept of dental cleaning and scaling of a pets’ teeth without the use of anesthesia.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 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, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 905-727-9449. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!