Keeping Pets Vaccinated and Healthy

Pet vaccinations are an important preventive measure against infectious diseases and harmful bacteria. Our pets need an extra boost to their immune system to help them fight off disease. Our animal companions are even more vulnerable to disease due to their curious nature and inability to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous environments. Therefore, it is important to be proactive and keep your pet vaccinated according to your veterinarian’s recommendations.

Vaccines for Cats and Dogs

Marion Veterinary Hospital carries a variety of vaccines for cats and dogs. Our veterinarians recommend core vaccines to keep pets healthy and protected from life-threatening diseases, such as rabies and distemper. We base our non-core vaccine recommendations on factors including age, breed, size, frequency of travel, and exposure risks.

Our pet vaccinations include:


  • Rabies (core)
  • Distemper (core)
  • Leptospirosis (core)
  • Bordetella (core)
  • Lyme (non-core)
  • Canine influenza (non-core)
    • H3N2
    • H3N8


  • Rabies (core)
  • FVRCP (core)
  • Leukemia (non-core)
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Choosing the Right Vaccines

Choosing an appropriate vaccine schedule requires a thorough discussion with your veterinarian about your pet's health and lifestyle. Will you be traveling with your pet in the near future? Will they need to be boarded? Are you relocating to a state where certain diseases are more prevalent? Answering these questions will give us an idea of what vaccines your pet will need to stay protected.

Your veterinarian will help you determine the best vaccine protocol for your pet. Talk with us about their long-term vaccine plan or book an appointment by calling 352-867-5553.