When it comes to vaccinations, we follow the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Canine Vaccine Guidelines, advocating a less frequent vaccination protocol. That’s why we administer 3-year distemper vaccines for both cats and dogs, once a pet is old enough. A core recommendation stresses the fact that dogs are not “all alike.” As a consequence, vaccine selections need to be individualized considering factors such as age, health status, geographic area, travel, and exposure risks. At St. Matthews Animal Clinic, we use these guidelines to shape our individual recommendations for your pet.

Take this short quiz to see what vaccinations your pet should receive! Vaccine Guideline Quiz

YEARLY VACCINES FOR DOGS

  • Rabies 1yr or 3yr
  • DA2PP (go to every 3 years after adequate vaccine history)
  • Bordetella (every 6 months)
  • Canine Influenza
  • Leptospirosis (based on environmental exposure)
  • Lyme (based on environmental exposure)

YEARLY VACCINES FOR CATS

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (go to every 3 years after adequate vaccine history)
  • Leukemia (based on exposure)