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General Vet Services

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are the most effective way to protect your pet from serious diseases. These diseases can have very sad and potentially life-threatening consequences for our pets, so it’s important to ensure that they are up to date with their vaccine program.

Puppies and kittens are initially provided with natural antibodies from their mother’s milk during early stages of life. However, as they begin to grow older it’s important to ensure that they receive core vaccines and certain non-core vaccinations depending on their age, breed, lifestyle and other health factors.

JCU Vet recommends puppies and kittens are first vaccinated at 8–9 weeks of age, followed by a second vaccination 3-4 weeks later and a third given between 14 and 16 weeks, followed by a booster at one year and thereafter where required. During a wellness exam, we will discuss the individual vaccination needs of your pet with you.

Dog Vaccinations

JCU Vet recommends that all puppies should have their initial vaccines against the core diseases, which include:

  • Canine Distemper Virus
  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Hepatitis (also called Adenovirus)

Being situated in the Townsville area, we also recommend considering non-core vaccinations including:

  • Leptospira Interrogans
  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Canine Parainfluenza Virus

Cat Vaccinations

JCU Vet recommends that all kittens should have their initial vaccines against the core diseases, which include:

  • Feline Parvovirus (also called enteritis and panleucopaenia)
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Herpesvirus

Being situated in the Townsville area, we also recommend considering non-core vaccinations including:

  • Feline Leukaemia Virus
  • Chlamydophila Psittaci
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

If you have any questions about your pet’s vaccination program, please feel free to discuss this with us. 

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