Our vaccine schedules are based on American Animal Hospital
Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners
Rabies is a state law in MA for all dogs, cats, ferrets and horses. The first vaccine is good for a year. Any subsequent vaccine with documented previous rabies vaccine is good for 3 years.
Da2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) is considered core vaccine. After the initial series of 2-3 vaccines depending on age, the vaccine is boostered after a year then every 3 years thereafter.
Bordetella: Vaccine may be given orally or intranasally once a year. Higher risk dogs may need it every 6 months.
Lyme is given as an initial series of 2 vaccines then boostered yearly.
Leptospirosis is given as an initial series of 2 vaccines then boostered yearly.
Canine influenza is given as an initial series of 2 vaccines then boostered yearly.
In house — We maintain an in house diagnostic laboratory for times when we need immediate results.
Send out — We have daily pick up from Antech diagnostic laboratories daily except on Sundays. There is a variety of lab tests available depending on the needs of your pet.
We offer digital radiography for times when we need a better look inside your pet. This means we get radiographs much quicker and are better able to share them with a Board-certified radiologist.
Ultrasound is a great compliment when radiographs do not give us enough information. Ultrasound uses sound waves to give us a bit of a different image of internal organs. It is also great for detecting fluid in the chest or abdomen. Ultrasound is frequently used to help acquire urine directly from the bladder when our pets are too shy to give us a sample or when a sterile sample is indicated.
We recommend spaying or neutering all non-breeding/non-working animals. Age at the time of spay or neuter is recommended based on breed/size of your pet. There are many health benefits to spaying/neutering in addition to decreasing unwanted offspring.
Spaying is recommended to lessen risk of breast cancer, eliminate risk of uterine infections/cancer and prevent signs/side effects from heat
Neutering is recommended to reduce prostate cancer risk, eliminate testicular diseases, and decrease behavior issues such as roaming.
No urgent care/walk-in hours until further notice due to COVID19.
Current client/patients (clients seen within the last 2 years for a wellness appointment) are welcome to come in during these hours for wellness or sick visits at our normal exam price.
Non-client patients are welcome to come in during these hours at an additional cost. If you plan to become a client (wellness visit within 1 mo required/vaccine history sent over), any additional visits will be charged at our current client exam price. If you will only be using the hospital for urgent care when your regular vet is closed, all additional exams will be charged at non-client prices during walk-in hours.
Sick visits: All sick patients are seen on an outpatient basis. We are not a 24 hour emergency/critical care facility so depending on how ill your pet is, you may be asked to take your pet to an ER/Critical facility if your companions needs to be hospitalized. We may not be staffed on the weekends to allow for anesthetic procedures as there is only one doctor seeing patients. If your pet requires anesthesia/sedation for something (ie. quills, laceration), you may be asked to to go to an emergency hospital.
Wait times during walk-in hours varies from day to day so wait time is not guaranteed. You are welcome to wait outside or in your car as long as you let the front desk know where you will be. If you elect to leave and can’t be found when you are called, you will be moved to the end of the queue to minimize wait time for all.
Chronic condition care