Pet Wellness Programs in Yorktown
Ensuring All-Around Wellness for Pets in Newport News
A comprehensive wellness program should address your pet’s health from every angle. At Grafton Animal Hospital, we offer all the services needed to improve and maintain your pet’s wellbeing. From vaccination and lab testing to dentistry and behavioral training, we can help your pet live better.
We offer wellness programs tailored to your pet’s unique needs whether you have a:
- Adult pet
- Senior pet
Vaccinating your pet is a simple way to protect them from many types of disease.
At Grafton Animal Hospital, we offer:
- Rabies vaccines: First vaccine between 12 and 16 weeks of age followed by booster one year later and every three years after that.
- DHPP and DRC (Distemper combination): Every three weeks from 6 to over 14 weeks of age (for dogs) or 16 weeks of age (for cats). Initially two vaccines, three weeks apart if started between 14 and 16 weeks. Two vaccines are needed for cats over 16 weeks of age, a booster vaccine one year later then every three years after that.
- Bordetella: Every six months if pet ever leaves the owner’s property or is exposed to any other dogs. First vaccine is boosted three weeks later if given before nine weeks of age.
- Lyme: If pet walks in woods or is otherwise picking up ticks. Initially a series of two vaccines, three weeks apart, started when over 12 weeks of age and boosted every 12 months.
- Feline Leukemia (FeLv): If pet goes outdoors or is exposed to other cats of questionable FeLV status. Initially two vaccines, three weeks apart, started over 12 weeks of age and boosted annually. Cat should be FeLv tested first. All kittens should be vaccinated if under one year of age then assessed for risk one year later.
We perform reliable lab testing in our in-house laboratory. Results are often available within hours of testing.
Grafton Animal Hospital offers:
- Intestinal parasite exams: At least two during pediatric visits, usually on first and last visit, then annually.
- Heartworm test/tick screening: Before starting heartworm prevention if over six months old, or if the pet has been off of prevention for more than two months (not required in cats). Recommended annually for prevention. This test also screens for three tick-borne diseases: Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis.
- Wellness blood panel: Annually if less than seven years old, every six months if over seven or if on certain medications.
- Urinalysis: Same as above, ideally at the same time as the blood panel.
Parasites can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. We recommend investing in routine parasite control treatments to ensure that your pet remains parasite-free day in and day out.
- Deworming: Recommended at each pediatric visit, at least two when a juvenile, then annually.
- Heartworm prevention: Every month year-round for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
- Flea and tick control: Prevention is strongly recommended each month for dogs, cats, and some small exotic mammals.
Discuss your pet’s health and wellness with our team by calling us at (757) 384-9399.
Weekly Continuing Education for All Staff Members
We believe that education is the key to preventing illness and shortening the recovery time for your pet's ailments.
High-Quality Care Tailored to Each Patient
We value the human-animal bond and strive to provide premium, loving care for your pet's unique needs.
Fully Equipped and Prepared for Your Pet's Needs
Our hospital is a 6,000 sq ft facility with a large kennel, grooming room, treatment area, and more to best serve our patients.
“He loved staying at the kennel”- Junes Wedd
“Truly a remarkable place!”- Gina
“He is happy and looks well cared for and relaxed!”- Rick