Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccinations are a form of preventative healthcare. They are one of many ways to protect your pet from being infected by parasites or contagious and deadly diseases. Your dog will need more than one vaccination to be fully protected. The first set should start when they are approximately 6 to 12-weeks-old. They will continue to receive vaccinations until they are 3 to 4-months-old. These booster shots are to ensure their immune system stays strong. To get them started on their series of vaccinations, call us at 403.527.4888.

Are vaccines safe?

Absolutely. All tests, medicinal plans and treatments we offer are approved by the veterinary community and will be thoroughly explained to pet owners. Vaccines contain components of the virus that have been changed to be non-threatening. Instead, they are meant to drive your dog’s cells into a disease-fighting frenzy. Anytime your dog encounters that virus again, their immune system will be prepared to fight it off.

What kind of diseases do vaccinations protect my dog from?

The vaccinations your dog receives will depend on their environment, what they’re exposed to and other health factors. The most common diseases we’ll be protecting them from include, canine distemper, rabies and canine parvovirus. Vaccinations can also prevent your pet from catching Lyme disease, which is transmitted through ticks, canine tracheobronchitis and canine coronavirus. Many of these diseases are contagious, some of them are fatal and they will all impede your dog’s quality of life.

Are vaccines mandatory?

Yes. Getting your dog vaccinated will ensure they do not pass on diseases to other animals in their community. When they are in good health, they live longer and healthier lives. If your pet catches a disease and it is undetected for too long, it can cause irreversible damage to their organs or lead to their death. Preventative medicine, like vaccinations, benefits you, your dog, your family, and your community.


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Last updated: September 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Our doors are OPEN and we are allowing clients into the clinic. Please wear a facemask before coming through our doors.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres is required.
  • Surgical/Medical drop-offs are best completed curbside, please call when you arrive.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. If you are picking up an online order at our hospital, please give us a call and we will bring it out to your car. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED
    Closed on Holidays.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre South