Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are the most important preventive measure you can take for the health of your pet. Health threats vary from state to state and even city to city. Therefore, we tailor an immunization program for your pet based on local conditions.

Vaccinations help protect your pet from a number of potentially serious and even fatal diseases, such as Parvo and Distemper in dogs and Rhinotracheitis and Leukemia in cats. Not only that, vaccinations cost considerably less than the treatments available for the diseases pets are normally vaccinated against. Pima County law requires owners to keep their dogs Rabies vaccine up to date and to license them annually.

Vaccines contain viruses or bacteria that have been modified so that they will not cause disease. When an animal is vaccinated, it stimulates two parts of the animal’s immune system. One is the production of antibodies, the other is the stimulation of cell mediated immunity, which, in combination, mount a response against the bacteria or virus in question. If the dog or cat is later exposed to that disease, the two parts of the immune system will react quickly to destroy the disease-causing agent.

The protection provided by a vaccine gradually declines over time. A healthy pet requires booster vaccines annually to every three years to ensure ongoing immunity from disease.

Vaccines for Dogs:
-Distemper
-Parainfluenza
-Parvo Virus
-Adenovirus
-Leptospirosis
-Rabies
-Bordetella
-Canine Influenza

Vaccines For Cats:
-Rabies
-Rhinotracheitis
-Calici Virus
-Panleukopenia
-Leukemia
-Bordetella

Dear Greenway Pet Clinic Clients:

The global spread of COVID-19 is a concern for everyone. I wanted to let you know that Greenway Pet Clinic has also taken some preventative measures to ensure everyone’s safety, clients and employees alike.

We are continuing to do curbside service only, with the exception of end of life appointments. We appreciate peoples understanding about not entering the clinic. It is for everyone’s safety to keep a distance and not be confined in a small space. We also ask that clients wear masks when interacting with the staff. We wear masks continually inside so we can provide care to your pets and not spread the virus between each other.

I ask that if you are sick, stay home and do not bring your pet in. Please find someone else to bring your pet in if he or she needs to be seen. I want to try to accommodate all our patients but won’t be able to do that if my staff and I get sick.

In addition to daily temperature checks upon starting a shift and wearing a mask, any staff member who starts to feel sick will be sent home and asked to go get tested. If they do have the Coronavirus, they will have to stay home a minimum of ten days or 24 hours past resolution of signs if longer than ten days.

I am not sure when this curbside protocol will end. Unfortunately, this pandemic is far from being under control. I am looking forward to the day when the infection rate is under control and we can again have some sense of normalcy.

Please be safe and take care, Carole Treat DVM