Dr. Jean Dodds' and Dr. Ronald Schultz's research on vaccinations and vaccine titers has revolutionized the view of vaccines in the veterinary world. Their research has been instrumental in changing the AVMA recommendations from annual vaccination for core vaccines to vaccination once every three years. There are currently two parallel studies in progress looking at the efficacy of core vaccines once every five years and once every seven years. Widespread vaccination has effectively stopped death from diseases that were once common, but we have also come to realize that over-vaccination has had a negative impact on the health of many animals. We base our vaccine recommendations on each animal's age, state of health and potential exposure to diseases.
Every patient is an individual and we will work as a team to help you decide the best vaccine schedule for your pet, focusing on maximum health and protection from preventable disease while avoiding over-vaccinating. If you have any questions or are curious about the different vaccines we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (530) 346-6611.