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Vaccinations

Pet Vaccinations

It’s important for your pet to receive vaccines in order to stay healthy and have a good quality of life. Some pet vaccinations require a booster to keep them effective.

There are two categories of vaccinations: core pet vaccines and non-core vaccines. Core pet vaccinations are those recommended for every pet, while non-core vaccines may be advised based on your pet’s lifestyle, such as your cat or dog is outdoors only or is boarded often.

Many vaccines can be given to pets as young as 6 weeks old.

Vaccination Schedule for Cats: Core and Non-core Vaccines

Cat Vaccine
Kitten
Adult Cat
Booster 
Comments
Rabies
Single dose as early as 8 weeks of age. Revaccinate 1 year later.

2 doses, 12 months apart

Required annually or every 3 years, depending on vaccine used.

Core cat vaccine.

Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia)

As early as 6 weeks, then every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.

2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart

1 dose is given a year after the last dose of the initial series, then every 3 years.

Core cat vaccine.

Feline Herpesvirus
As early as 6 weeks, then every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age

2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart

1 dose is given a year after the last dose of the initial series, then every 3 years.

Core cat vaccine.

Calicivirus
As early as 6 weeks, then every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age
2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
1 dose is given a year after the last dose of the initial series, then every 3 years.
Core cat vaccine.
Feline Leukemia Virus
(FeLV)
As early as 8 weeks, then 3-4 weeks later
2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
1 dose is given a year after the last dose of the initial series, then annually

Non-core cat vaccine.

Bordetella
At 8 weeks, then 2-4 weeks later
2 doses, 2-4 weeks apart
Annually
Non-core cat vaccine.

Vaccination Schedule for Dogs: Core and Non-core Vaccines

Dog Vaccine
Puppy 
Adult Dog
Booster
Comments
Rabies 1-year
Can be administered in one dose, as early as 3 months of age. States regulate the age at which it is first administered.

Single dose

Annual boosters are required.

Core dog vaccine.

Rabies 3-year

Can be administered as one dose, as early as 3 months of age. States regulate the age at which it is first administered.

Single dose

A second vaccination is recommended after 1 year, then boosters every 3 years.

Core dog vaccine.

Distemper
At least 3 doses, given between 6 and 16 weeks of age

2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart

Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing their initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often.

Core dog vaccine.

Parvovirus
At least 3 doses, given between 6 and 16 weeks of age
2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing the initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often.
Core dog vaccine.
Adenovirus
(canine hepatitis)
At least 3 doses, between 6 and 16 weeks of age
2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing the initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often.
Core dog vaccine.
Parainfluenza
Administered at 6-8 weeks of age, then every 3-4 weeks until 12-14 weeks old
1 dose
A booster may be necessary after 1 year, depending on manufacturer recommendations; revaccination every 3 years is considered protective.
Non-core dog vaccine.
Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough )
Depends on the vaccine type; 2 doses are usually needed for protection.
1 dose of intranasal or oral product, or 2 doses of the injected product
Annual or 6-month boosters may be recommended for dogs in high-risk environments.
Non-core dog vaccine.
Lyme disease
1 dose, administered as early as 9 weeks, with a second dose 2-4 weeks later
2 doses, 2-4 weeks apart
May be needed annually, prior to the start of tick season
Non-core dog vaccine.
Leptospirosis
First dose at 12 weeks; second dose 4 weeks later
2 doses, 2-4 weeks apart
At least once yearly for dogs in high-risk areas
Non-core dog vaccine.
Canine influenza
First dose as early as 6-8 weeks; second dose 2-4 weeks later
2 doses, 2-4 weeks apart
Yearly
Non-core dog vaccine.

Emergency Care

We recommend the following for after-hours emergency care:

MedVet Hilliard
24 Hours
5230 Renner Road
Columbus, OH 43228
614-870-0480

OSU Veterinary Hospital - Dublin
24 Hours
5020 Bradenton Avenue
Dublin, OH 43017
614-889-8070

MedVet Columbus
24 Hours
300 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
614-846-5800

Office Hours

Monday: 8am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed

Closed all major holidays.

We accept the following forms of payment:


We also happily accept cash and checks.

Find Us:

Hilliard Veterinary Hospital
5125 Cemetery Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026

Phone: 614-876-5125
Fax: 614-876-4213

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Contact us:

Please give us a call at 614-876-5125 during business hours to schedule an appointment or inquire about our services.

You may also email us directly at email@hilliardvet.com.