Vaccinations are the safest, most effective way to protect your pet from contagious—often deadly—diseases, including distemper, canine parvovirus, feline panleukopenia, and rabies. Vaccines work by training the immune system to recognize specific pathogens and create antibodies—that way, when your vaccinated pet encounters a disease in their natural environment, the body can automatically defend itself.
Vaccinations not only safeguard your pet, but also protect other pets who may be too young or too sick to receive vaccines, as well as people. Several vaccines protect against zoonotic diseases (i.e., diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people, including the deadly rabies virus).
As part of Neighborhood Veterinary Centers’ commitment to personalized care, each pet receives an individualized vaccine protocol based on their age, health, exposure risks, and lifestyle. This ensures each pet and population is appropriately protected.