Vaccine Clinic


Vaccine clinics are a great way to get affordable care for healthy pets.  During a vaccine clinic, there is no exam fee, so the vaccine price is all you pay.  There are no additional fees for an exam, medical waste disposal or blood draw.  See our calendar of vaccine clinic dates, times and locations.  During a vaccine clinic we do not schedule appointment times.  Simply bring your pet anytime during a clinic. You can print and bring a New Client form with you, or we will have copies available for you to fill out when you arrive.  If possible, bring any license renewal notices, vaccine reminder cards or license tags.

If your pet is shy or has trouble around other pets, come speak with our staff and complete paper work before bringing your pet in to the van during a clinic so we can do our best to accommodate your pet's needs.  

If you are bringing multiple pets to a vaccine clinic, we recommend checking in with our staff and completing paperwork before bringing all pets in.  We are happy to assist you with multiple pets or suggest bringing a friend to help.

While there are other vaccines available OMVS stocks only the vaccines considered most important according to AAHA and AAFP recommendations.  Our vaccine protocols may change as new AAHA and AAFP recommendations become available.

OMVS recommended vaccine schedules:

 Puppy(under 16 weeks)

 Puppy(under 16 weeks)  6 weeks 9 weeks 12 weeks  15 weeks 
 Core vaccines  DAPP  DAPP  DAPP DAPP, Rabies
 Noncore Vaccines Bordetella  Leptospirosis, Lyme Leptospirosis, Lyme

 Adult dog(over 16 weeks)

 Adult dog(over 16 weeks) Initial vaccine  2-4 week booster 
 Core Vaccines DAPP DAPP, Rabies
Noncore Vaccines  Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme Leptospirosis, Lyme

Kitten(under 16 weeks)

 Kitten(under 16 weeks) 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks
 Core Vaccines  FVRCCP FVRCCP FVRCCP, Rabies
 Noncore Vaccines  FeLV FeLV

Adult cat(over 16 weeks)

 Adult cat(over 16 weeks) Initial vaccine 2-4 week booster
 Core vaccines  FVRCCP FVRCCP, Rabies
Noncore vaccines  FeLV FeLV

In the case of very small dogs or those with a history of vaccine reactions it may be recommended to split vaccines to avoid doing multiple injections on the same day.  This can help reduce the risk of vaccine reactions, muscle soreness, lethargy, ect.  Vaccine reactions are uncommon in cats so multiple vaccines are routinely given at the same time.

OMVS does not give half doses of vaccines.  This practice is sometimes recommended by breeders. Giving half the vaccine is not effective, leaving your pet unprotected, and provides no reduced risk for vaccine reactions.

Core Vs. Noncore vaccines

Core vaccines: These are vaccines considered to be necessary for the health and well being of all pets according to AAHA and AAFP recommendations.

  • DAPP, FVRCCP, and Rabies.

Noncore vaccines: These vaccines recommended based on your pet's risk of exposure to the infectious agent.

  • Leptospirosis: Exposure is often through contact with wildlife, other infected dogs, or the urine of an infected animal.  Leptospirosis is also zoonotic (humans can contract it from infected animals).  Vaccination protects pets from the 4 most common serovars of Leptospirosis, while exposure to other serovars is uncommon it is possible for a vaccinated dog to contract Leptospirosis.  Vaccination is recommended if your dog has access to areas where there may be interaction with wildlife (hunting, hiking, unfenced yards, ect) or if your pet may have exposure to the urine of infected animals (rodents, squirrels, raccoons, ect) at your home. 

  • Lyme: Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks.  Vaccination is recommended if your pet spends time at parks, wooded areas, or has exposure to wildlife.

  • Bordetella: Often called Kennel Cough bordetella vaccination is recommended for dogs that spend time in public settings such as dog parks, obedience class, grooming, and kennels.  Bordetella is often required by kennels before boarding and may be required every 6-12 months depending on the boarding facility.

  • Rattlesnake: This vaccine is recommended for dogs over 4 months of age that are at risk of encountering rattlesnakes.  If you live in an area with rattlesnakes or go hunting this vaccine is recommended.  This vaccine is for Western Diamondback venom and may not be effective against other species of rattlesnake.  The goal of vaccination is to reduce the symptoms of a snake bite.  Even if vaccinated your pet should be taken to the vet asap if bitten.

  • FeLV: Feline leukemia virus is not a core vaccine but at least one series is highly recommended for all cats.  Even if your cat is indoors there is always the risk that some day they may get out and be exposed to the virus.  If you have an outdoor cat vaccination is strongly recommended.

How long are my pet's vaccines good for?

DAPP: Following the initial puppy or adult series the vaccine should be boostered in one year and then every 3 years. Protection against parvo is not complete until all boosters are given (4 for puppies, 2 for adults).  Parvo is very prevelant in Oregon and can survive in the environment for several months.  The virus can also be carried on your clothes, shoes, ect.  Do not take your pet to any public areas (walks, parks, pet stores, boarding, grooming, puppy classes, ect) or expose them to dogs who's vaccine history you do not know until your pet has finished the vaccine series.  Parvo is very expensive to treat and is often fatal.  Dogs that have parvo or are demonstrating symptoms of parvo can not be vaccinated.  Vaccination after your pet has already contracted the virus will not clear the infection and will only make your pet sicker.  Proper boostering and minimizing your pets exposure before they are fully vaccinated is the best protection.

Bordetella: The initial vaccine is good for one year, however if you pet is going to be boarded, groomed, ect they may require revaccination every 6 months.  The initial vaccine should be given at least one week before boarding, ect to ensure it will be effective at that time. 

Leptospirosis and Lyme: Following the initial vaccine and one booster the vaccine is good for one year and should be boostered annually.

Rattlesnake: Following the initial vaccine and a booster in one month the vaccine is good for one year.  If your pet is at high risk of rattlesnake bite a booster may be recommended every 6 months instead of annually.  Dogs over 100lbs may need two boosters instead of one for the best protection.

FVRCCP: Following the initial kitten or adult series the vaccine should be boostered in one year and then every 3 years.

FeLV: Following the initial vaccine and one booster the vaccine is good for one year and should be boostered annually.

Rabies: Initial vaccine is good for 1 year, then booster every 3 years.  If OMVS has not administered previous rabies vaccines to your pet poof of rabies vaccination such as a rabies certificate must be provided to make a vaccine good for 3 years.  If previous documentation is not provided at the time of the injection we can only make the vaccine good for one year.  Oregon approves of rabies vaccination every 3 years but other states may be different.  If you are traveling or moving make sure to check with your destination state to see if your 3 year vaccine will be acceptable.  Rabies vaccination is required by law for dogs and is highly recommended for cats.  Rabies licensing for Marion and Linn County is available through OMVS, for other counties check with your local dog control department.