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Vaccinations

 Vaccinations

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Our Pet Care Monthly scheme enables you to pay from £13.50 each month to receive all your pet's annual booster vaccinations, plus the monthly flea, worm, lungworm treatment, and the regular health checks and claw clipping twice a year.  Ask reception for details because you can save quite a lot of money on providing the best care for your pets.

Cat Friendly clinic on Wednesday and Thursdays 11am-4.30pm.  At these times we offer booster vaccinations for cats from £25

 

New kitten vaccination pack from £40.

 

 

New puppies and kittens: £60 puppy/kitten pack includes the two primary vaccinations, clinical examination by a vet, a microchip plus 4 weeks Pet Insurance, a flea an worm product, and a 1.5kg or 2kg bag of Hills diet. 

 

An important part of the vaccination procedure is the full history taking and clinical examination by the veterinary surgeon, combined with the access to the comprehensive services including our own 24 hour service.  The actual cost of the vaccine itself is a very small part of this.  It is our aim to provide you and your pet with an excellent preventative health care service with our ability to meet as many health needs as possible with real benefits.  It is very rare that anybody brings a pet to Astonlee for vaccination without having a lot of health issues discussed, even if the pet is in very good health at the time.

 

Our puppy parties (the first session is free for puppies vaccinated at Astonlee), and our extremely competitively priced senior well pet clinics are examples of services we offer as part of our strong commitment to caring for you and your pet when considering the vaccination consultation.

 

Vaccinations at Astonlee.

 

Aspects of service

Astonlee Veterinary Hospital

Astonlee makes a difference

Qualified vets

All veterinary surgeons who are doing the vaccinations have their names published on the practice website, and clients are asked if they have any preference for which vet they would like to see (subject to availability and timing).

Some vaccination clinics do not name the veterinary surgeons on their website or in their published literature.

Prices

We have lots of offers for dog, cat, and rabbit vaccinations.

It is very rare for pet owners to come for their pet’s vaccination without having a health need addressed or a concern discussed, or a clinical finding of interest and importance.  We record our findings on our computer records so that we can follow the health of your pet throughout life, and refer back to our notes in future years.

 

Our puppy and kitten vaccination packs are brilliant value.  Our practice and on line shop prices for pet foods are very competitive.

 

Our senior well pet clinics are very valuable and extremely keenly priced in offering services that can help to detect diseases earlier, helping to enable your pets to live longer, happier lives.

Availability, opening hours

Astonlee is open 8am-7.30pm Mon-Friday, and 9-12 Saturdays for routine vaccinations.

Our opening hours enable most people to find a time slot that suits their needs.

The appointment

All our vaccinations are done by appointment so that waiting times are kept to a minimum.

The advantages of having time with the vet of your choice include being able to ask questions and share concerns about your pet’s health on an on going basis throughout your pet’s life.

Premises

Astonlee is a purpose built Veterinary Hospital, modern, brick built, and is inspected regularly by the RCVS.

Vaccines have to be stored at correctly monitored temperatures in the transit from manufacturer to the wholesaler, and then from the wholesaler to the practice.  The practice inspections by the RCVS include this aspect of the supply of these medicines which is important in the delivery to our patients.  Our refrigerators in which the vaccines are stored are monitored for the storage temperatures on a daily and weekly basis.

The premises are very welcoming, the car park (free to clients using the practice) is large with disabled access, the waiting room is large and comfortable with areas for cats and an area for dogs, and the consulting rooms are also architect designed, hygienic, secure and private.

Facilities

Modern veterinary hospital, access to excellent clinical and nursing teams with a friendly reception team to greet you and look after you and your pets, access to all the many facilities you might require for your pet.

 

24 hour services

Astonlee is proud of its commitment and presence in the area in providing our own 24 hour services for our clients.  If a problem arises out of hours, we are available to help you and your pet.

We are unusual nowadays in that we provide all of our own 24 hour services ourselves at our own premises because we know from client surveys that is very important to pet owners, and we know that is important for our patients.

 

 

 

 

Cat Vaccines

 

All cats should be vaccinated to protect them against cat flu and feline enteritis. Both are life threatening diseases and cat flu is very common.

Cats that go outdoors or have contact with other cats should also be vaccinated against feline leukaemia virus. This is a fatal infection which is transmitted by contact with other cats or sharing of food bowls.

Vaccines are also available for chlamydia and bordatella.  Both are respiratory infections which can be a problem for cats which stay in catteries regularly or live in multi cat households.

 

Kittens can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age. A second dose is given 3 to 4 weeks later. An annual booster vaccination is needed to maintain the immunity.

 

Dog Vaccines

 

Dogs are vaccinated to protect them against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parainfluenza. Most of these are life threatening diseases and cases of parvovirus and leptospirosis are seen at Astonlee every year.

A vaccine is also available which includes protection against coronavirus. This virus causes diarrhoea which can be very severe.

Kennel cough vaccination is usually required for dogs going into boarding kennels and is useful for dogs that have a lot of contact with other dogs.

 

Puppies can be vaccinated form 8 weeks of age. A second dose is given 2 to 3 weeks later. The puppy should not go outdoors until 1 week after the second dose. An annual booster vaccination is needed to maintain the immunity.

Kennel cough vaccination can be given at the same time as the standard vaccine and should be given at least 2 weeks before a dogs goes to a boarding kennels.

 

 

Rabbit Vaccines

 

Vaccinations are available to protect against myxomatosis and rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease. Both are fatal diseases which can affect indoor and outdoor rabbits.

Myxomatosis vaccine can be given from 6 weeks of age. It is recommended to give the vaccine annually in April / May as myxomatosis is most prevalent in the summer months. Where there is a high risk of myxomatosis a second dose should be given 6 months later.

Rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease vaccine can be given from 12 weeks of age. An annual booster vaccine is needed to maintain immunity.

The myxomatosis and rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease vaccines cannot be given on the same day and should be given at least 2 weeks apart.

 

A new combined vaccine for Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease is now available (from July 2012) which can be administered from 8 weeks old and lasts one year.  This is also cheaper than the previous use of the separate vaccines.

 

Ferret Vaccines

 

Ferrets can be vaccinated to protect them against distemper. There is no licensed ferret vaccine available in the UK but part of a dog vaccine can be used. The vaccine can be given from 12 weeks of age. It is usually given annually, though some people prefer to give it every 6 months.

 

Concerned about vaccinations?

Vaccination and ill-health in dogs: a lack of temporal association and evidence of equivalence

D. S. Edwards, , W. E. Henley, E. R. Ely and J. L. N. Wood

Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU, UK

Following concerns raised over the safety of canine vaccines, an epidemiological investigation was conducted to evaluate the evidence for a temporal association between vaccination and ill-health in dogs. The owners of a randomly selected population of dogs were sent 9055 postal questionnaires, 4040 of which were returned. No temporal association was found between vaccination and ill-health in dogs after adjusting for potential confounders, such as age.

However, reliable inferences from non-significant test results are limited and so equivalence-testing methods were also used to make informative inferences. Results demonstrated that recent vaccination (<3 months) does not increase signs of ill-health by more than 0.5% and may actually decrease it by as much as 5%. This general approach should be used in all field studies of vaccine safety.

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