Vaccinations are your pets number one line of defense when it comes to disease prevention. They can be vital for protecting not only your pets' health but the health of other animals and the public as well. At Hamlin Veterinary Clinic, serving Hamlin, PA, and Lake Ariel, PA, we make sure that vaccines are a part of each pet's routine wellness care. We will work with you to develop a vaccination schedule that suits your pets individual needs and lifestyle. Our compassionate team is always happy to discuss any concerns you may have about vaccines and put you at ease. In the meantime, here is some information regarding vaccines and your pet.

Cat getting a vaccine

How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines typically contain a weakened or inactive portion of a virus. These virus parts trick the immune system into believing it's under attack, so it will produce antibodies to fight off the disease. These antibodies are then to be used should your pet ever be exposed.

When Should My Pets Get Their Vaccines?

It's recommended that puppies and kittens receive their first doses of core vaccines while they are still young. This is important because the immunity they had from their mothers milk will begin to wear off. Afterwards, your pet will need to continue to receive boosters of certain vaccines to maintain immunity.

What Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

All pets need core vaccines, many of these are required by law (like rabies and others are needed in order for your pet to attend boarding facilities, daycare, and groomers.

Core Cat Vaccinations

Here are a few disease core vaccines for cats may protect against:

  • rabies
  • feline herpes virus
  • panleukopenia
  • distemper
  • calicivirus

Non-core vaccines may protect your cat against diseases like Bordetella and may be recommended due to your pets' lifestyle.

Core Dog Vaccinations

Here are a few core vaccines for dogs:

  • rabies
  • distemper
  • parvovirus
  • parainfluenza

Non-core vaccines may be recommended to help protect your dog from diseases like Bordetella and Lyme and may be given based on your dog's lifestyle and the area in which you live.

Get Cat Vaccinations and Dog Vaccinations from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Pet Clinic


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8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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442 Easton Turnpike,
Lake Ariel, PA 18436