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.
All puppies and dogs need to be current on their vaccines. Different lifestyles put dogs at risk for different diseases and puppies who do not have vaccines are more susceptible to contracting fatal diseases. The Baxter Animal Hospital team will review your dog’s lifestyle and offer a vaccination plan depending on this.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
We offer rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza, leptospirosis and bordetella vaccines.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
Certain vaccines such as rabies can be given every 3 years and certain vaccines such as bordetella need to be given yearly. Depending on your dog’s previous vaccination status, they may require a booster vaccine 3-4 weeks following their vaccinations. An annual physical exam is needed yearly.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
It is important to vaccinate your dog to prevent many diseases and build up immunity. Dogs are social creatures that love meeting other dogs, swimming in dirty ponds and eating all kinds of gross things. All of these activities put them at risk for diseases. Vaccines are a safe and cost-effective way to prevent diseases by building antibodies to fight off diseases and illness. Prevention is always better than treatment.
How much do dog vaccinations cost?
Costs of vaccines will depend on you and your pet’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!