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.
New puppies should have a series of 3 vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. At the end of this, they will be protected for distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza, rabies, leptospirosis and bordetella.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
Your puppy needs to have a healthy immune system in order to fight off infectious diseases. Vaccines prime the immune system in order for it to quickly recognize and fight off diseases.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
8, 12 and 16 weeks of age is ideal, but we encourage our clients to call us when they get their new puppy and we can review their vaccine history.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
It is a good idea to get your puppy used to the car. Don’t feed your puppy a big meal before the car ride to help with any car sickness. Also, bring a few of your pup’s favourite treats with you.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
Costs of vaccines will depend on you and your puppy’s lifestyle. Please call Baxter Animal Hospital and we can go through your choices.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Only clients wearing masks will be allowed into the building.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!