Dear New Client & Patient,
Thank you for choosing Happy Tails Animal Hospital for your pet care needs. We are excited to meet your new family member and can not wait to show you all that we have to offer.
Getting a new kitten can be very exciting and also daunting when you start to think about what they may need at their first veterinary visit. please see our other blogs that help cover many new kitten questions and concerns. Such as Spaying & Neutering, Microchipping and Vaccines.
At your kitten’s first visit with us we will go over the provided packet of information as well as address any questions or concerns you may have. We will also look over any vaccination records that your kitten came with and let you know what vaccines your puppy may be due for. Kittens start their vaccine series at 6-8 weeks of age. Many breeders/rescues will start the Distemper vaccine while the kittens are in their care. The Distemper vaccine is given every 3-4 weeks until around 16 weeks of age. The rabies vaccine is given typically between 12-16 weeks of age. During this time we will also discuss your lifestyle and recommend other vaccines based on your pets disease risk.
What vaccines your kitten will be due for depends on their age and previous vaccination history. If your kitten has had vaccines done by the breeder/rescue they will not be due for more vaccines until 3-4 weeks after that vaccination was done. Even if vaccines have been done recently we still recommend having the kitten seen for an exam within a week of bringing them home. This is to make sure that you got a healthy and happy kitty!
During this first visit the doctor will do a thorough exam from nose to tail. We want to make sure that everything looks and sounds normal. We will booster any vaccines that are needed and discuss your pets vaccination schedule. We will also start your pet off on a dose of Flea & Tick Preventative. Once the exam is completed we will let you know when to return for the next set of vaccines and preventatives.
Before your kitten’s first visit with us we do request that you email us a photo or copy of any vaccination records you have received. This helps give us more time to focus on your kitten during the first exam. We also recommend bringing in a fresh stool sample to the first visit. A stool sample should be checked even if your kitten was previously dewormed by the breeder, because not all dewormers cover all intestinal parasites. We look forward to meeting your new family member!
The Staff at Happy Tails Animal Hospital
Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of Happy Tails Animal Hospital to provide exceptional patient care through client education and complete health maintenance throughout the life of each pet. Our goal is to provide the very best preventative care not only to keep your pet healthy, but also to provide the highest quality medicine in times when your pet's health is ailing.
We intend to treat each pet as if it were our own, and provide extraordinary client service that not only meets, but exceeds expectations. We understand that pets are a part of the family, and we will strive to enrich and enhance the quality of their lives, and the lives of their families through our commitment to excellent medicine and service.
Below is a list of some of our hospital services. We are excited to show you all that we have to offer. We are proud of our hospital, and would love to take you on a “behind the scenes” tour upon your request.
Welcome to Happy Tails Animal Hospital
823 Rohrerstown Road Lancaster, PA 17601
Diane Hodges, DVM
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8AM-7PM, Thursday-Friday 8AM-6PM
Every other Saturday 8AM-12 Noon
Dear New Client & Patient,
Thank you for choosing Happy Tails Animal Hospital for your pet care needs. Below is a list of some of our hospital services. We are excited to show you all that we have to offer. We are proud of our hospital, and would love to take you on a “behind the scenes” tour upon your request.
The folder we have provided contains lots of useful information on such topics as heartworms, flea & tick control, microchip identification, spay and neutering and dental care. We have also enclosed a survey about your visit to Happy Tails. Your input is very important to us, as your comments will help us continually improve the services we provide both you and your pet.
We promise to always strive to make each and every visit a great experience for you both!
The Staff of Happy Tails Animal Hospital