Welcome to Animal Care of Gloucester
Animal Care of Gloucester is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hayes, Virginia. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Care of Gloucester seek to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their patients. Dr. Sue Stiff, Dr. Weston Betts and all the staff are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Animal Care of Gloucester strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Gloucester County and the surrounding area. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Animal Care of Gloucester can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. And now, check us out on Facebook!
National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunization with vaccinations is the most common veterinary preventative measure in history. It’s a safe and effective way to protect pets and people from serious disease
Pets today can live longer, healthier lives than ever before-in part because of vaccines that help protect them from deadly infectious diseases. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved the lives of millions of pets. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases still pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated.
Many vaccines are available for dogs and cats, but not every pet needs every available vaccine. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, whereas other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to disease. Vaccines are recommended every 3 weeks starting at 8 weeks old until they are 16 weeks old. Then annually after that.
Vaccines help pets live longer, healthier lives and protecting your pet is our primary goal. Some vaccines do have the potential for mild reactions, but the benefits far outweigh the risks as many of the preventable diseases can prove costly to treat and even fatal in some cases.
Also it is very important to have a veterinarian or licensed technician administer these vaccines. Although seemingly uncomplicated, proper administration of vaccines is vital to the efficacy of the vaccine itself. It is also consider undependable and even unsafe to purchase vaccines from a “grey market” supplier. This is a source other than a licensed veterinarian’s office such as a pet store, feed store or even a breeder. These suppliers don’t always follow proper protocol in purchasing, transferring and storing their vaccines. Often storing them at the wrong temperature (even temporarily) can render the vaccines ineffective and put your pet in undue danger. Allowing a professional to head your fur-baby’s health plan is the best decision you can make as a new pet parent!
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