Rescue One hosting low-cost, drive-thru pet vaccine clinic in Springfield
Pet parents attending the drive-thru vaccine clinic will enter through gate 10 off of Smith Street and make their way to the Annex Building, where all vaccines are $10 each.
Colby Hodges is a Veterinary Technician at Rescue One Vet Clinic. She said Rescue One created the drive-thru clinic to address the need for affordable vaccines in the community.
Hodges stressed that the drive-thru clinic doesn’t replace having a primary care veterinarian. However, it can help people get their pet basics covered that can be contagious, serious, or even deadly.
Vets are seeing a significant increase in canine parvovirus, which is an extremely contagious virus mainly affecting dogs.
“If your puppy gets Parvo, they can be treated, but it’s a long drawn out, expensive, work-intensive process that sometimes they don’t make it through,” explained Hodges. “It’s easily preventable with just a series of vaccines.”
She understands that people don’t always have the funds to get their pets the proper vaccinations, so utilizing the low-cost vaccine clinic and vaccinating now is better than paying the cost of pet treatments.
Hodges recommended that people don’t have their puppies on the ground until they’ve had a series of three Canine Distemper-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus Vaccine.
“It’s so contagious, you can walk through a pet store, where a puppy who was sick and the owner didn’t know had it walked through, and you can track it home on your shoes,” Hodges explained.
Drive-thru Vaccine Safety Protocols:
- Pet owners and pets must remain inside their vehicles at all times.
- A mask covering your nose and mouth when staff approaches your vehicle is required.
- All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in carriers to be vaccinated.
- All clipboards will be sanitized between uses.
- This is a cash only event.
- DAPPv (Canine Distemper-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus Vaccine) *Must be at least 6 weeks old.
- Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine)
- 1-year Rabies vaccine is available for both cats and dogs. *Must be at least 12 weeks old.
- 1-HCPCh Feline Vaccine (chlamydia psittaci | feline calicivirus | feline panleukopenia virus | feline viral rhinotracheitis) *Must be at least 6 weeks old
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