The veterinarians at Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital consider vaccination a valuable measure in disease prevention. At the same time, we carefully evaluate the choice and schedule of any vaccination so that it optimizes our patients’ health and minimizes the risk of adverse reactions.

Vaccinations are a critical part of preventative care for your pet. Vaccines protect animals from many diseases, some of which, including rabies, are also contagious to people. Each dog and cat is different, so the veterinarians at Chippens Hill, using the latest science of immunology and recommendations from the American Animal Hospital Association, develop custom vaccination plans for each pet. We will determine which vaccinations your pet needs and recommend how often they should be administered.

Dog vaccinations in Bristol CT


All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies as required by Connecticut State law. We also vaccinate all dogs in our practice for distemper and parvo every three years after their initial series. We can also measure whether your dog needs a booster by testing their vaccine titres to see whether they have antibodies at a protective level against distemper and parvo. Because Connecticut has such a high rate of Lyme disease, we consider the Lyme vaccine critical in preventing that tick-borne disease. Leptospirosis is another infectious disease that can be lethal, but prevented with vaccination. Finally, if your pet goes to the groomer, kennel, dog park, or obedience class, we may recommend kennel cough and canine flu vaccines for your dog.

Cat vaccinations in Bristol CT


All cats must also be vaccinated for Rabies as required by Connecticut State law. Cats in our practice are also vaccinated for distemper and upper respiratory diseases every three years after their initial series. Finally, cats that go outdoors are vaccinated against feline leukemia.

All ferrets are required by law to receive a Rabies vaccine. We also vaccinate ferrets against distemper.