Our Saint John veterinarians can help you protect your cat or dog from a wide range of serious diseases and disorders with routine pet vaccinations and parasite prevention.

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Protecting Your Pet's Good Health

At Saint John Animal Hospital, we focus on preventive care to keep common diseases and disorders from impacting your pet's health in the first place.

When combined with annual wellness exams and parasite prevention, regularly scheduled vaccinations are the cornerstone of your pet's annual preventive care. These services aim to preserve your pet's good health and avoid the need for treatment.

Preventive care gives your pet their best chance at a long, healthy life. Our team will assess your pet's risk factors and lifestyle then work with you to create a preventive care plan to meet your pet's unique needs. 

Vaccinations & Parasite Prevention Services, Saint John

Vaccination Schedules

Keeping your dog or cat's vaccinations current is essential when it comes to protecting your pet against a range of highly contagious, often serious, diseases.

In their first year of life, kittens and puppies should receive the following vaccines to help protect them from serious diseases. 

Kitten Vaccinations

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia
  • 14 to 16 weeks
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
    • Feline Leukemia 2

Puppy Vaccinations

  • 6 to 8 weeks
    • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 10 to 12 weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella
    • Leptospirosis (Optional)
  • 14 to 16 weeks
      • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
      • Rabies
      • Booster: Bordetella (If applicable)
      • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

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Parasite Prevention

Parasites pose a serious health threat to people and animals across the province. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, and in some cases can even be transmitted to people or other pets living in your home.

Parasite prevention products available from our Saint John animal hospital can help protect your dog or cat from a variety of common parasites including fleas, ticks, roundworms, heartworms and more. 

Spaying & Neutering

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia at Saint John Animal Hospital. Spaying (females) or neutering (males) your cat or dog prevents the birth of unwanted litters, protects your pet against various illnesses, and can help to curb undesirable behaviours. 


At Saint John Animal Hospital, we offer microchipping as a preventive service. A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is about the size of a grain of rice and placed under your pet’s skin. Microchipping gives pets a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they are lost.