Pet Vaccination & Spay and Neuter in Mississauga & the GTA
Beginning with your pet’s first veterinary exam and vaccinations and extending throughout its lifetime, Derry Village Animal Clinic focuses on your pet’s total well-being, offering routine and emergency medical and dental veterinary care for your companion animals with a commitment to their overall wellness.
Vaccinations are an integral part of a preventive health care plan. At DVAC we have specific tailored vaccination protocols that are customized to fit the specific needs and lifestyle of your pet. For example, a small breed indoor dog vaccination protocol is different from a large breed dog. Similarly, an indoor cat needs minimum vaccinations as compared to an outdoor cat.
Vaccinations for Dogs
Vaccines are useful in preventing distemper, parvovirus, kennel cough, rabies, Lyme disease and other diseases in your dog.
Core vaccine: Rabies, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza & Parvovirus)
Non-core: Lyme disease, Bordetella, Leptospirosis vaccine
Vaccinations for Cats
Core vaccine: Rabies, FVRCP (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panlekopenia).
Non- core vaccine: FeLV(Feline Leukemia), FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis)
Annual Health Screening |Wellness Examination | Heartworm Test
We recommend a complete physical examination for your pet at least once a year, though more frequent exams may
become necessary as your pet gets older.
- Our pets age significantly faster than humans, which is why we always recommend they receive an annual physical examination. Blood work is also highly recommended for any pet 8 years of age or older.
- The heartworm test, which is also a blood test, is recommended before putting your pet on preventative medication such as Revolution. Giving heartworm preventing medicine unknowingly to a heartworm positive dog may lead to serious medical complications.
Internal medicine involves conditions affecting the internal organs, such as liver, kidneys, spleen, digestive and urinary tracts, and the nervous system, as well as glandular tissues such as the pancreas, thyroid and adrenal glands. Your pet cannot tell you when something is wrong, so it is important to be alert to changes in your pet’s personality or routine.
- Keep an eye out for changes in your pet’s behaviour, appetite and water consumption. Some symptoms to look for include: an increase or decrease in appetite; fits of sneezing or coughing; vomiting or diarrhea; lethargy and depression.
- Along with a physical examination, blood work and X-rays are recommended to help us diagnose your pet. Early detection of illness and disease is vital in preventing serious health issues and expensive hospitalization.
Behaviour Consultation | Nutrition and Weight Management
For pets that are displaying behavioural issues, Dr. Sharma will sit down with the pet owner to discuss the type and severity of behavioural problems and how they can best be addressed.
- At DVAC we offer professional behaviour consultation for your pets. It includes diagnosis and a treatment plan related to the issue. We also discuss and demonstrate behaviour modification techniques suited for your pet and a devise a follow-up plan based upon the individual pet’s needs.
- Proper nutrition and weight management are the key points for your pet to live a healthy and disease free life. We have available a comprehensive range of selections that provide a well-balanced diet for your pet, including specialized veterinary therapeutic prescription food at discounted prices.
Schedule an Appointment
DVAC is your trusted source for a full range of veterinary care, including spay and neuter services in Mississauga and the GTA. We also offer wellness services, heartworm testing, digital X-rays and more. Call us today to make an appointment!
We're pleased to offer the following services at Derry Village Animal Clinic:
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Derry Village Animal Clinic offers discounted services to senior citizens and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.