Springfield Puppy & Kitten Examinations & Vaccinations
We’re Ready to Build a Relationship with the Newest Member of Your Family
When a new puppy or kitten joins your family, one of the first things you need to do is find a veterinarian clinic with a team you can trust. At Pet Medical Center of Springfield, we are excited to meet you and the newest member of your family. Our team works with infant animals on a regular basis. We know how to handle them safely and can provide you with some helpful tips to give them a promising start in their new home.
Schedule your little friend’s first veterinary appointment at Pet Medical Center of Springfield today. Call (703) 454-8189 to get started.
What You Should Know About Puppy & Kitten Care
Young puppies and kittens should receive their physical examination and first set of vaccinations at 6 to 9 weeks of age. Additional exams and vaccinations are given every 2 to 4 weeks until they are 15 to 16 weeks old. For adult pets, vaccination protocols will be based on your pet's lifestyle, exposure, and risk factors. During your pet's initial examinations you will also receive behavioral advice, nutritional counseling, and recommendations on disease prevention. This valuable information can prevent future medical problems and lead to a happier, healthier pet.
What happens during my pet’s first vet visit?
- Weighing the puppy/kitten
- Checking heart and lungs
- Temperature check
- Skin and fur check
- Eye check
- Teeth and mouth check
- Vaccinations (if appropriate)
- Scheduling future appointments for important early life events (vaccinations, spay/neuter, etc.)
There are several “core” vaccinations that all puppies and kittens need. For puppies, the core vaccines are DAPP and rabies:
- Canine Infectious Hepatitis or Adenovirus
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Parainfluenza
For kittens, the core vaccinations include FVRCP and rabies:
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis or herpes virus
- Feline Calicivirus
There are several other vaccinations recommended for puppies and kittens that are not part of the “core” set. Our team will tell you more about these vaccinations and other important health and wellness information for puppies and kittens.
We’re eager to meet you and the newest member of your family. Call us today at (703) 454-8189 to schedule an appointment.
Highest Quality of Care
At the Pet Medical Center of Springfield facility, we are proud to have a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic equipped to provide the highest quality medical care for your beloved pets.
Offering Emergency Care
We understand how scary it can be when your pet is having a medical emergency, put their paws in our capable hands.
Nearly 50 Years of Service to this Community
For nearly five decades Pet Medical Center of Springfield has been offering comprehensive and compassionate care to your beloved pets.
“Thank you for everything you did- you are truly amazing caregivers!”- M. Murphy
“I cannot tell you how much all of you meant to me getting me through the recent illness of my cat. You were all so kind and compassionate.”- D. Chang
“Thank you for taking such good and loving care of Frank!”- T. MacNaboe