Pet Vaccinations in Decatur: Vet Carrying Puppy

Consistent Pet Vaccinations Provide Lifelong Protection

At The Village Vets of Decatur, we offer pet vaccinations that follow AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) guidelines. Our vaccine protocols are designed specifically for every individual pet in order to avoid over-vaccination and give your pet only what they need.

What People are Saying

Very pleased with the doctors and staff. Doctors were very caring and really good at following up with us regarding treatment and how our kitty Jack was doing. Thanks for taking good care of our baby.

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Quality Vaccines for Every Pet

When it comes to pet vaccinations, trust the experts. At The Village Vets, we administer the highest quality vaccines that have been proven both effective and safe. There are vaccination clinics that offer very inexpensive vaccinations, but be aware those vaccines are likely of lesser quality and could be ineffective or even harmful to your pet. We offer only the best vaccines that minimize any risk for adverse reactions and are highly effective.

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Our Vaccines

Vaccines are either “core” (highly recommended for every pet) or “noncore” (only recommended for pets at risk). Your pet will receive an initial series of the appropriate vaccinations before they are one year of age. After that, they’ll require boosters (either every 1 or 3 years depending on the vaccine) throughout their lives. Keep in mind that vaccines we recommend for them may be different over the years, based on their changing level of risk.

We offer the following vaccines for cats and dogs:

Dogs

Core

  • Rabies
  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza)

Noncore

  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella
  • Lyme Disease
  • Coronavirus
  • Canine Influenza

Cats

Core

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia)

Noncore

  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • Pneumonitis (chlamydia)

Addressing Over-Vaccination Concerns and Titer-Testing

You may have heard of titer-testing as an alternative to vaccinations, and while it does have its uses, we wholeheartedly advocate for pet vaccinations. Let us dispel any misunderstandings:

Titer-testing refers to measuring antibodies already active in your pet’s immune system. To this day, results from antibody testing remain inconclusive as to whether the results are actually a good measure of immunity because the antibodies are only one part of the greater picture of full immunity. Individual pets metabolize vaccines differently, so while one pet may have sufficient protection for a number of years from one vaccination, another could lose their level of immunity within a year or two. The bottom line is that the science is not yet exact enough to truly understand how long vaccines last in every individual pet, and titer-testing results are not conclusive and accurate measures of disease immunity.

At The Village Vets, we follow AAHA and AAFP recommended guidelines and develop individualized vaccination plans for each and every patient, doing all we can to avoid over-vaccination with concrete veterinary medicine.

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Contact Us to Learn More

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about pet vaccinations and over-vaccination. Our mission is to always be transparent about the veterinary care we provide. Call us today at (404) 371-0111 to learn more.

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The Village Vets – Decatur

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