AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

Protecting Our Furry Family Members

Like us, it’s important for our pets to stay up-to-date on their vaccines and immunizations. After all, pets are members of our families and they need our help when it comes to wellness.

When your pet comes into contact with an infected animal, whether it is wild or an unvaccinated pet, they can be exposed to many different illnesses. Since protecting pets from deadly illnesses is so important and simple, August has been named National Immunization Awareness Month.

Vaccinations Are the Greatest Form of Protection

At Del Mar Veterinary Hospital, we encourage pet parents to keep their dogs and cats current on their immunizations. Pet vaccinations are crucial in protecting your furry friends from the most common pet illnesses. Without proper vaccinations, pets are left vulnerable to preventable ailments that can devastate their respiratory, gastrointestinal and immune systems. Del Mar offers multiple vaccinations for dogs and cats that use the most current veterinary technology. Our pet immunizations are listed below. 

DOG IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Influenza 
  • Rabies
  • DAP (Distemper, Adenovirus and Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis

CAT IMMUNIZATIONS

  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia)
  • Rabies
  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)

The frequency with which you should update your pet’s immunizations depends on factors like lifestyle, species, age and medical history. Some vaccines should be administered on a yearly basis, whereas others are only needed every three years. To learn what is best for your dog or cat, contact Del Mar Veterinary Hospital at (904) 717-0777 to make an appointment.

Contact Del Mar for Wellness Care and Immunizations

To keep your pet feeling happy and healthy, we strongly suggest making yearly appointments with our clinic for routine wellness care and the appropriate health tests. In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, take some time to educate yourself about common diseases that affect dogs and cats. If you need to update your pet’s immunizations, do not hesitate to contact Del Mar Veterinary Hospital to schedule a vaccination appointment today. We’re open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet

To make sure your pet is receiving necessary preventative services, enroll your dog or cat in Del Mar’s Wellness Plan. Wellness plans are tailored to address the needs of individual pets at each life stage and designed to save you money by offering an affordable monthly cost for office exams, preventative care and vaccinations. For more information about out Wellness Plans, visit https://delmarvethospital.com/wellness-preventive-care/ , or give us a call at (904) 717-0777.


NEW Services!

  • Class IV Cold Laser Therapy (for Small & Large Animal). Multiple session packages available. For more information, click HERE.
  • Full Grooming on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Appointments starting as early as 9:00 am.
  • Canine Massage Therapy by a certified professional. For more information, click HERE.
  • In-Home Pet Euthanasia. For more information, click HERE
  • COMING SOON! Puppy Power Classes with Fear Free Certified professional trainer!

THIS MONTH’S AWARENESS (August)

Courtesy of avma.org &  aaha.org 

  • National Immunization Month
  • International Assistance Dog Week
    August 5 to 11th (1st full week of August starting with a Sunday)
  • Work Like a Dog  Day
    August 5th
  • Fresh Breath Day 
    August 6th
  • International Cat Day
    August 8th
  • Book Lovers Day
    August 9th
  • Lazy Day & National Spoil Your Dog Day
    August 10th
  • National Check the Chip Day
    August 15th
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day
    August 17th
  • National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​
    August 22nd
  • National Take your Cat to the Vet Day
    August 22nd
  • National Dog Day
    August 26th
  • Pet Fashion Week
    August 27th – September 2nd
  • Eat Outside Day
    August 31st

YES! We are AAHA Accredited becuase we only want the best for you.

AAHA Accreditation  –  Our hospital was evaluated on approximately 900 rigorous veterinary standards of excellence. Thanks to our amazing team, we are proud to be among the top  AAHA-Accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada.  

AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. The Standards of Accreditation are continuously reviewed and updated to keep our accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence. AAHA standards address patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. 

For more information about our AAHA Accreditation, click HERE. To watch a video on what makes a veterinary practice AAHA Accredited, click HERE