Vaccinations are a very important part of routine care for your pet, protecting them against some potentially lethal diseases. The nose-to-tail exam that we perform before any vaccination is very important to detect problems and diseases early – from dental disease to cancer and congenital issues to allergies. We place importance on preventive health care and, as such, will not provide annual vaccinations without an examination.

An up-to-date rabies vaccine is required by us for all medical and surgical procedures and legally, by the government, for all domesticated dogs and cats due to the lethal nature of rabies in humans.


We recommend vaccination against the core diseases of distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (commonly referred to as DAPP), and rabies.

All dogs with outdoor exposure living in our area should also have a leptospirosis vaccination. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease found in the urine of wildlife. If consumed in the environment, your dog can develop life-threatening liver and kidney disease, often requiring lengthy hospital stays. This disease can also be transmitted to humans through the urine of affected animals.

The kennel cough vaccine, or bordetella vaccine, is recommended for dogs who socialize at dog parks, go to groomers, or kennels. Kennel cough is a very common, complex disease of virus and bacterial infection. Whilst rarely fatal, it can cause significant inconvenience and discomfort, causing a dry, hacking cough in most cases.

We follow the AAHA canine vaccination guidelines at Mill Street. When possible, we use 3-year licensed vaccines (DAPP and rabies) to minimize overvaccination (and to save a needle poke!).


We recommend vaccination with rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia (commonly referred to as FVRCP) and rabies for all cats.

Outdoor cats should also be protected against the feline leukemia virus (FELV). We will recommend starting this in all kittens to ensure some protection in case of misadventure.

When timing is appropriate, we use licensed 2 and 3-year vaccines in cats as well (they appreciate less needles too) as per the AAHA/AAFP vaccination guidelines.

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Angus, ON

159 Mill Street
Angus, Ontario
L0M 1B2

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