Wellness & Preventative Care
Boston Veterinary Clinic is here to help you and your companion develop a strong and enduring bond over a long and healthy life. Comprehensive wellness care includes vaccinations, parasite prevention, weight management, dental health, spay & neutering, diagnostic testing and behavior.
So happy with my visit. My dog’s tail was constantly wagging. He’s even excited for eye drops thanks to great advice from our Doctor! The entire staff gave my dog the love and attention he (and I) think he deserves, and from what I witnessed, they lavish each animal with that level of love and attention.Jennifer Clinton | Google Reviews
Boston Veterinary Clinic creates customized vaccination plans for you and pet. Although five “core” vaccinations are required, we assess your pet’s individual environment and recommend additional preventions if necessary. (After all, we’re treating urban animals here.) All vaccines help your furry friends live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
Core: DA2PP combines protection against distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Administered in a single dose for adult dogs every 3 years.
Core: Bordatella Vaccine aids in the prevention of kennel cough. Administered in a single dose, orally, dose every year.
Core: Rabies Vaccine prevents the spread of the rabies virus between animals and humans. The vaccine is required by Massachusetts law at 6 months for new puppies and kittens and either annually or every 3 years, depending on the vaccine used.
Non-Core: Leptosporosis vaccine prevents a serious infection from bacteria found in water and soil. We include this vaccine as “core” if you are living in Greater Boston and your dog has frequent contact with still water and public parks. Administered in a single dose every year.
Non-Core: Lyme vaccine prevents the onset of a bacterial infection transmitted by the nymph and adult stages of a black legged tick. In the Northeast, tick-borne infections are common; however, the lyme vaccine is recommended on a case-by-case basis, depending on the pet’s lifestyle. Administered in a single dose every year.
Core: Rabies vaccine prevents the spread of the rabies virus between animals and humans. The vaccine is required by Massachusetts law at 6 months for new puppies and kittens and either annually or every 3 years, depending on the vaccine used.
Core: FVRCP, commonly known as “feline distemper”, is a combination vaccine that includes protection from 3 major airbone feline viruses: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. Administered in a single dose every year.
Non-Core: FeLV vaccine prevents an immunosuppressant virus from causing such fatal diseases as anemia or lymphoma, among others. Although non-core, Boston Veterinary recommends the vaccine for cats that have frequent exposure to other cats. Administered in a single dose every year.
At BVC we believe that every pet should receive the highest quality care, whether furry, feathery or scaly. All exotic pets are seen by Dr. Jess at our Seaport location. Dr. Jess has extensive experience with avian and exotic medicine after studying in Africa and at the L.A. Zoo. She will ensure your pet receives what they need with one-hour appointments.
There are a few pets we do not see including rabbits, fish or spiders and all pets must be legal to own in Massachusetts.
Dental diseases happen early and often to pets. We recommend brushing your furry friend’s teeth, using dental chews as treats, and adding Entero to their food. All of these things can help improve their quality of life and prevent future health issues. Boston Veterinary Clinic offers Boston’s best-value dental well-being program—and encourages routine dog and cat teeth cleanings every six months. When it comes to teeth, prevention is so much better (and more affordable) than cure.
Obesity can bring on respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. The right diet helps dogs shed pounds and get fit. During your pet’s wellness exams, our veterinarians will spend time to create a feeding plan and exercise schedule to achieve their ideal weight and body score. Ingredient impurities in over-the-counter pet foods reduces nutritional value, adds empty calories, and introduces the risk of product recalls.
Our veterinarians offer comprehensive testing and treatment for common senior ailments and diseases As part of our geriatric pet services, we offer onsite diagnostics work ups to screen for internal diseases and cancers with blood work, urine tests, X-rays, and ultrasound exams, as well as glaucoma testing, pain assessment, and end of life counseling. We manage chronic conditions such as arthritis through a multi-modal approach of anti-inflammatory
End of Life Care
Our state-of-the-art ultrasound (sonogram) machine allows us to image internal organs in real time and detect abnormalities such as internal tumors growths, bladder stones, and abnormal fluid within the lungs or abdomen. Should your pet need extended care, we can refer you to specialists who will help continue their progress towards better health.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES
Boston Veterinary Clinic provides a one-stop solution for international travel with your pets. Each country has unique health requirements and tight time frames for compliance and completion. We have completed IHCs for many of the most traveled countries in the world, so our experience is unmatched.
FEAR FREE CHAMPS
Fear Free Certification provides our professionals and pet loverswith the knowledge and tools to not only look after a pet’s physical wellbeing but her emotional wellbeing, as well. AAHA-accredited hospitals are Champions for Excellent Care. They hold themselves toa higher standard (up to 900 higher standards, in fact). Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their number-one priority.