Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

posted: by: Dr. Diana Olsen Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group    

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic

As a special service to our community, Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group offers a low cost vaccine clinic on the second Saturday of each month. Dr. Banner and Dr. Diana Olsen's vaccine clinic appointment times are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

All the usual vaccines are offered.  We also offer the intestinal parasite test, canine heartworm test, and feline viral test (feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus) at a low cost.

The lower price is available because of the stream-lined nature of the clinic. If you are not a regular client at our hospital, please bring any of your pet’s prior records.

If your pet is sick or needs an examination, you will need an appointment with one of our veterinarians rather than a vaccine clinic visit. Remember, all pets should receive a complete physical examination, heartworm examination and fecal examination on an annual basis.  Geriatric pets should have an examination every 6 months.

Please note:

  • Animals with a history of vaccination reactions should not be seen during the vaccination clinic as they need extra attention and precautions.
     
  • Animals with aggressive temperaments should schedule an appointment at another time as there may be a crowd during clinic time.  A dangerous situation could erupt if the pet feels stressed by the other animals and such patients require extra care.

WHAT VACCINES SHOULD I GET FOR MY PET?

Vaccine recommendations for an individual pet depend on many factors:  exposure to diseases, common diseases in our area, stress factors present etc.

Both the American Association of Feline Practioners and the American American Animal Hospital Association have published guidelines for vaccination. Vaccinations are divided into “core” vaccines which every pet should have, and “non-core” vaccines which a pet should have depending on their exposure risk.

FOR CATS core vaccines are the FRCP (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus, Panleukopenia) and RABIES vaccine. Rabies vaccine is a core vaccine and is required by law in the state of Georgia because Rabies is transmissible to people through bite wounds and is present in our community.   

The FRCP vaccine we administer is demonstrated to be effective for three years if they have received the initial and booster vaccinations.

The PureVax feline rabies vaccine that we administer is demonstrated to be effective for three years if they have received the initial vaccination.

If your cat goes outside, we recommend the Feline Leukemia Vaccine yearly. We are currently using the PureVax Recombinant Leukemia vaccine that is given subcutaneously. We recommend this vaccine to decrease the risk from vaccine induced fibrosarcoma.

We do not recommend vaccinating for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - also known as feline AIDS) or FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis).

FOR DOGS, core vaccines are the DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo virus, Parainfluenza) and the RABIES vaccine.  The DHPP vaccine we administer is demonstrated to be effective for three years if they have received the initial vaccinations.  We recommend the 3-year Rabies vaccine for any dog over 1 year of age as long as they have received at least one Rabies vaccination in the past.  Since dogs do go outside for walks, to dog parks, for grooming, to the vet’s office etc. we recommend oral vaccine against Kennel Cough (Bordetella) for all our canine patients.  The oral kennel cough vaccine is very effective but only lasts for 6-9 months.

We recommend the Kennel Cough (Bordetella) vaccine every 6 months.

A vaccine list is shown below:

Individual Vaccines, Tests and Products

Felines:

  • Feline PureVax Rabies (3 year)-$42.00
  • Feline PureVax Rabies (1 year)-$18.50
  • Feline Distemper (FRCP)-$23.00
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV-PureVax)-$26.50
  • FeLV/FIV/Heartworm Combo test-$39.00
  • Fecal (intestinal Parasite examination)-$20.50
  • HomeAgain Microchip placement-$46.00

Canines:

  • Canine Rabies 1 year-$15.50
  • Canine Rabies 3 year-$23.00
  • Canine Distemper (DHPP)-$23.00
  • Bordetella-$12.50
  • Fecal (intestinal Parasite examination)-$20.50
  • Heartworm Test (Antigen)-$28.00
  • HomeAgain Microchip placement-$46.00

We accept Cash or Credit Cards only for the vaccine clinic.