Give Your New Puppy or Kitten a Healthy Start at All Animal Clinic

Congratulations on your new furry bundle of joy! Adopting a new pet is an exciting time for everyone, especially for your new pet. We recommend you bring him or her to us for a complete medical exam as soon as possible so that we can make sure your pet gets off to a healthy start in life. When you visit, please try to bring any pet health records you received from the breeder or adoption facility, including any vaccination records.

Puppy & Kitten Care With All Animal Clinic

Puppy Care

Physical exam—Puppies need extra care and attention to make sure they acclimate to their new environment in a healthy and positive manner. When you bring your new pet to our clinic, we will provide a full physical examination to make sure your new pet is in good medical condition.

Vaccinations—An important part of ensuring your new pet’s good health is administering the right vaccinations so that he or she stays healthy and active for years to come.

Dogs will receive the following core vaccinations:

  • DHP/PV—Protects against distemper, adenovirus, and parvovirus. These diseases can be fatal so it is important to give your dog this vaccination. Puppies receive these shots in a series, while adult dogs get a booster every three years.
  • Rabies—Required by law, puppies receive a one-year rabies vaccine, with a subsequent booster every three years.
  • Bordatella—Sometimes called kennel cough, this vaccine prevents the spread of infectious tracheobronchitis. This is especially important for dogs that are routinely exposed to other neighborhood dogs, whether at the park, the groomer, or a kennel.

New pet advice—When you bring your puppy to our clinic for the first time, we will take extra time to advise you about good pet nutrition and discuss behavioral issues that often arise with young pets. We can help you with questions about housebreaking, teething, and more.

If you would like more detailed behavioral advice and/or training, we are pleased to refer our clients to our expert obedience trainer in Fleming Island. Dr. Lowry is a wonderful resource to owners of pets of all ages.

Kitten Care

Physical exam—A new kitten is a welcome addition to any home. We want to make sure your new pet gets off to a healthy start. Your first checkup will include a full physical examination along with ample time to ask questions about caring for your new kitten.

Vaccinations—Vaccinations are an important part of ensuring that your pet will stay healthy and active for years to come.

New kittens will receive the following core vaccinations:

  • Feline distemper—Kittens with no history of vaccination should receive two vaccinations, two to four weeks apart, starting at eight weeks of age. After these initial vaccines, a booster is given every three years.
  • Feline leukemia—Starting at 10 weeks of age, kittens should receive two vaccinations, two to four weeks apart. Cats who go outdoors or who come in contact with other cats should also receive boosters every year.
  • Rabies—Required by law, kittens receive a one-year rabies vaccine at 12 weeks of age, with a subsequent booster every year.

New pet advice—Bringing a new kitten into your home can be wonderful and challenging at the same time. We are here to answer any questions you have about pet nutrition, behavior, litter box training, and more.

I feel very lucky to have a place where our animals are cared for professionally and compassionately and one where I know they will be treated as individual patients and not just another number. Doctors Velasco and Runnfeldt are some of the best veterinarians in our area and I am very proud that we are able to utilize their services for our companion animal pet rescue.

— June Hatlestad

We have been bringing our pets to All Animal Clinic for over 25 years. The degree of knowledge and professionalism displayed by the doctors is unsurpassed, and the entire staff’s positive attitude, compassion, and understanding give us total confidence. We always leave with peace of mind, knowing our pets have received the best care possible.

— Jeff & Jackie Acre

Since the early 90s we’ve been coming to All Animal Clinic and just have to say, they are wonderful. Our dogs Zeus & Thor are happy, healthy, and appreciate the kind and caring atmosphere of the clinic. We’ve lived all over the country with our dogs nowhere has come close to keeping our animal family as happy and as healthy as All Animal Clinic.

— Anne & Bill Clayton

My dogs have been clients of All Animal Clinic for 15 years. I have found the doctors and staff to be excellent in all areas of care. Their ability to diagnose and treat every situation I have taken them in for has been amazing. They are all professional, caring, and efficient. I recommend this clinic and their doctors without hesitation.

— Diane Rogers

15 years ago we moved from California with seven dogs, and knew right away we’d have to find an excellent vet to care for our "children". Deciding on All Animal Clinic was the best choice we could have made. The facility is spotless and filled with the most modern equipment. The staff is professional and knowledgeable, caring and considerate. Most of all, the doctors are truly excellent.

— Christy & Tom Hallquest