Puppy Vaccinations

Congratulations on your new addition!

At Petroglyph Animal Hospital, we put your new family member’s health as a top priority. Each puppy’s vaccine protocol will be created by your doctor to be sure the vaccines are tailored to your puppy’s specific lifestyle. Petroglyph Animal Hospital follows the vaccine recommendations and protocol based on the CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) guidelines.

What vaccine schedule should my puppy be on?

Your puppy should be on a vaccine schedule at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. The importance of staying on the four-week time frame is to maintain proper immunity growth for a puppy’s underdeveloped immunity system.

Is boosting my puppy’s vaccine on time important?

Yes! After your puppy has received the initial vaccine, the maternal antibodies decrease in the system (immunity from mother). Boosting the vaccine every 4 weeks from 8 to 16 weeks of age ensures your puppy is fully protected from diseases, by the time the maternal antibodies are no longer present.

How much do vaccines cost?

Your puppy will typically require 3 sets of vaccinations. The vaccines recommended will be dependent on the age of your puppy at the time of first vaccination. Cost can vary depending on your puppy’s age and lifestyle, so it is recommended to contact us for an accurate quote.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Additional measures include:


Due to the increasing demand for appointments, we are implementing a late cancellation and no show fee. Starting June 2, 2021, appointments missed or cancelled less than 24 hours before will be subject to a $25 fee.


We are still OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Veterinarians available between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Petroglyph Animal Hospital