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.
Puppies are vulnerable to some very serious illnesses. They have not had time to develop a strong immune system and if exposed to an illness that makes an adult ill, may be fatal to a puppy. Vaccines are given at certain ages in order to help maximize the protection from the vaccine. If the vaccines are not boosted or given at the correct timeframes, the puppy will not be protected from the disease. We offer a very comprehensive puppy plan that includes vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
We offer DA2PP (distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza) vaccine, rabies vaccine, kennel cough vaccine (oral and injectable versions), Lyme vaccine and leptospirosis vaccine.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
It is important to properly vaccinate your puppy to ensure they are fully protected from these diseases. If the vaccines have not been properly administered at the correct booster times, the puppy’s immune system will not have built up enough protection to fight off the disease.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks of age
How should you prepare your puppy for their first vaccination visit?
We look forward to meeting you and your pet on your first visit to Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital. It would be helpful if you could bring some information with you to facilitate the process such as any treatments such as dewormers or vaccines are given by a breeder, medical history, type of food/treats and basic information about your pet, including age and/or date of birth. And of course, any questions you may have!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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, dental services, and more!
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 us. 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, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday & 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!
- Your dedicated team at Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital