Vaccinations

Vaccinations protect pets from disease by exposing their body’s immune system to inactive or parts of a type of bacteria or virus.

Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet’s risk factors. We employ a conservative approach to vaccines, giving only the ones your pets need based on their environment, age, and exposure to the diseases those vaccines prevent.

Downtown Animal Care Center offers vaccinations during regular business hours but you must call to schedule an appointment.

Please also visit us every Sunday during our walk-in vaccination clinic. We are open from 10 am to 3 pm. The Sunday clinic offers vaccinations for both cats and dogs, heartworm testing and prevention, feline leukemia/AIDS testing, nail trims and microchips during this clinic.

Feline Vaccination Schedule

6 Weeks:

  • New Kitten Wellness Examination
  • 1st Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
  • 1st Intestinal Parasite Deworming

8 Weeks:

  • 1st FVRCP vaccination
  • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Deworming

12 Weeks:

  • 2nd FVRCP vaccination
  • 1st FeLV vaccination
  • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)

16 Weeks:

  • 2nd FeLV vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination – valid for one year

18-20 Weeks:

  • Spay or Neuter procedure
  • Microchip

One year four months (and every year moving forward from this point):

  • Annual Wellness Exam
  • Annual FVRCP vaccination
  • Annual FeLV vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination – valid for three years
  • Annual FeLV SNAP test (based on lifestyle)
Canine Vaccination Schedule

Six weeks – we MAY start vaccines at this time if the puppy was weaned from nursing before 4 weeks of age:

  • New Puppy Wellness Examination
  • 1st Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
  • 1st Intestinal Parasite Deworming

8 Weeks:

  • 1st Distemper/Parvo vaccination
  • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Deworming
  • Start monthly Heartworm prevention

12 Weeks:

  • 2nd Distemper/Parvo vaccination
  • Bordetella vaccination (intranasal) – valid for one year
  • 2nd Intestinal Parasite Screening (Fecal examination)
  • Possibly start 1st Leptospirosis vaccination (based on lifestyle of pet)
  • Purchase next dose of monthly Heartworm prevention to be given 30 days AFTER the last dose

16 Weeks:

  • 3rd Distemper/Parvo vaccination
  • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccination (if started at 12-week visit)
  • Rabies vaccination – valid for one year
  • Purchase next dose of monthly Heartworm prevention to be given 30 days AFTER the last dose

18-20 Weeks:

  • Spay or Neuter procedure
  • Microchip
  • 1st Leptospirosis vaccine (based on the lifestyle of the pet)
  • Purchase 6 month supply of Heartworm prevention

21-23 Weeks: 

  • 2nd Leptospirosis vaccine – valid for one year
  • Recheck spay or neuter

9-11 Months

  • Purchase next six month supply of Heartworm prevention (bring in pet and get current weight before purchase of prevention)

One year four months (and every year moving forward from this point):

  • Annual Wellness Exam
  • Annual Distemper/Parvo vaccination
  • Annual Bordetella vaccination
  • Annual Leptospirosis vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination – valid for three years
  • Annual Heartworm Test
  • Purchase 1 year supply of Heartworm prevention

Have questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Contact Downtown Animal Care Center today!

Serving the pets of Denver and surrounding communities!

Our Address

1041 Galapago St.,
Denver, CO 80204
Click here for directions.

Our Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(walk-in vaccine clinic hours)

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