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Pet Vaccination


Some pets have illnesses that run in their family, and some get exposed to infections, and they need vaccinations to fight them off. At Amherst Veterinary Hospital in Scarborough, we prioritize the health and well-being of your beloved pets. Our experienced veterinarians are dedicated to providing comprehensive physical exams, essential vaccines, and preventative care to ensure your furry family members lead happy, healthy lives. Some of the illnesses that require vaccination include:


Distemper is a highly contagious and life-threatening viral disease. Vomiting, fever, coughing, discharge from eyes and nose and diarrhea are some of the first signs of canine/feline distemper. If infected, it could cause convulsions, paralysis and even death in the final stages. Please visit Amherst Veterinary Hospital immediately if you suspect the virus has infected your pet. Make sure you protect your kitten or puppy against distemper.

Canine Parvovirus

The canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious viral illness that mostly affects dogs. It can cause intestinal problems characterized by severe weight loss, lethargy, diarrhea and vomiting. It could also cause cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks. The incidence of canine parvovirus can be reduced by early vaccination in young puppies. Get your dog vaccinated for canine parvovirus at our clinic.


Prevent your dog from having liver failure and vaccinate them against hepatitis at Amherst Veterinary Hospital. Early cases of hepatitis are characterized by lethargy. It can cause symptoms such as fever, inflammation of the tonsils and vomiting.


Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies as soon as it is three months old and should be kept up-to-date for its entire life. There’s no treatment available for rabies, and it is fatal, so ensure your dog or cat is protected. If left unvaccinated, they can spread it to you. Vaccination for rabies is required by municipal law and for travel outside Canada.

Some vaccines are only necessary in certain situations, such as:


If leukemia runs your pet’s family or goes outside, it is an essential vaccine for your pet. Before the vaccination, our veterinarian will want to know about your pet’s family history. Feline leukemia is a virus that attacks the immune system and leaves your cat vulnerable to infections. If your cat is infected, they could die within three years of infection. The infection can be transmitted through contact with another cat or when your cat can roam outdoors.

Canine Bordetella

If your pet is regularly at grooming facilities, parks or daycare, the Bordetella vaccine is a must to protect your pet from a hacking cough and snotty nose. Many dogs in one area can cause this highly contagious disease in your pet. To prevent canine Bordetella, bring your pet to the clinic for the shots every 6 to 12 months.

Lyme Disease

Vaccination for Lyme disease will protect your animal from harmful ticks and prevent you from catching it. If you take your pet to tick-infested parks, they can get infected. Prevent your pet from Lyme disease by vaccinating them at Amherst Veterinary Hospital.


Leptospirosis is a dangerous bacterial infection that can cause severe health problems for your dog. It spreads through soil, water, and the urine of infected animals, and if not caught early, it can be deadly. Symptoms include fever, increased urination, vomiting, abdominal pain, cough, bloody stool and paralysis. Ask our veterinarian if this vaccine is suitable for your dog.



Physical Exams
$45 + HST
Non-surgical rechecks
$25 + HST
Physical Exam with Vaccination
Starting at $59.50 + HST


Regular physical exams are essential to monitor your pet's overall health and detect potential issues early. Our skilled veterinarians in Scarborough perform thorough physical examinations to assess your pet's:

  1. Body condition: We evaluate your pet's weight, muscle tone, and body condition score to ensure they are at a healthy weight.

  2. Eyes, ears, nose, and throat: We examine your pet's sensory organs for any abnormalities or signs of infection.

  3. Heart and lungs: Listening to your pet's heart and lung sounds helps us detect cardiovascular and respiratory issues.

  4. Teeth and gums: Oral health is crucial. We check for dental problems, tartar buildup, and gum disease.

  5. Skin and coat: Skin and coat conditions can indicate underlying health problems. We look for signs of allergies, infections, or parasites.

  6. Joints and mobility: We assess your pet's joints and mobility to detect arthritis or other musculoskeletal issues.

  7. Abdomen: We palpate your pet's abdomen to check for lumps, organ enlargement, or discomfort.

  8. Lymph nodes: Swollen nodes may indicate infection or other health concerns.

  9. Behavior and well-being: We discuss your pet's behaviour, activity level, and any changes in their overall well-being.

These comprehensive physical exams allow us to detect health issues early, provide timely treatment, and ensure your pet's optimal health and longevity. Contact us for pet vaccinations and preventive care in Scarborough today!


Preventative care goes beyond vaccinations and physical exams. It encompasses a holistic approach to keeping your pets healthy throughout their lives. Our preventive care services include:

  1. Parasite control: Regular deworming and flea and tick prevention are essential to protect your pet from parasites that can cause various health issues.

  2. Nutrition guidance: Proper nutrition is vital for your pet's health. Our veterinarians can guide you on the proper diet for your pet's age, breed, and health condition.

  3. Dental care: Dental health is crucial. We offer dental exams, cleanings, and guidance on at-home dental care to prevent dental disease.

  4. Senior pet care: As your pet ages, their healthcare needs change. We provide specialized care for senior pets, including arthritis management, pain relief, and tailored wellness plans.

  5. Behavioral counselling: If your pet exhibits behavioural issues, our veterinarians can provide guidance and solutions to improve their behaviour and well-being.

At Amherst Veterinary Hospital, preventative care is the key to your pets' long and healthy life. We work with you to create a personalized preventive care plan that addresses your pet's unique needs and lifestyle.

To ensure the health and well-being of your beloved pets, schedule a comprehensive physical exam, discuss essential vaccines, and explore our preventative care services with our dedicated veterinarians at Amherst Veterinary Hospital in Scarborough. Your pets deserve the best care; we are here to provide it. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can keep your furry family members happy and healthy.


Visit our veterinarians at Amherst Veterinary Hospital to discuss your pet’s lifestyle and create a tailored vaccination schedule. Shield your furry friends against fatal diseases by getting them vaccinated. Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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