At Pet Express Animal Hospital we strive to provide the highest quality primary veterinary care and to educate our clients with the latest in healthcare and preventative medicine, so they can make educated medical decisions for their pets thus enabling their companions to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
We recommend bringing in any medical history from previous clinics you have of your pet when you coming in.
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People are sometimes under the misconception that pet vaccines last a lifetime; that’s not the case. In fact, most pet vaccines last between one and three years, but their lifespan is really a function of each dog or cat’s unique immune system. Your pet’s lifestyle factors will also influence how often he or she needs booster vaccines.
For adult dogs, rabies vaccines come in one-year and three-year versions. Distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus, as well as most vaccines, require a booster dose at least once every three years. Some vaccines such as the flu vaccine require yearly administration.
For adult cats, rabies vaccines are required every one or three years, depending on the vaccine used. Herpesvirus, calicivirus, and panleukopenia virus all require re-administration once every three years.
Check out our lifestyle based vaccine calculator to see which vaccines we would recommend for your pet.
RABIES TAG REQUIREMENTS
Broward County law requires both dogs and cats to wear an official Broward County Rabies Registration Tag. The tag should be worn by your pet at all times so that he can be identified in case he gets lost from home.
Dogs and cats four months or older must be registered.
All dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies to be registered. A copy of a current Rabies Certificate, issued by a licensed veterinarian, must be presented at the time of purchase.
If a licensed veterinarian has determined that a rabies vaccination will be detrimental to your pet’s health, our doctor will issue a Waiver Certificate. This Certificate must be signed by the veterinarian and sent to Broward County Animal Care. However, a Pet Registration Tag must still be purchased.
“Indoor” pets are not exempt from Broward County’s registration requirement. Every day, Broward County Animal Care receives “indoor” animals that have slipped out of an open door or window, or escaped through weak or loose screening or fencing. Such pets easily become lost since they are often not familiar with their neighborhood.
Pets that have a tattoo, microchip or personalized name tag, are still required to have a Broward County Rabies Registration Tag.
At Pet Express Animal Hospital we use Petlink International Microchip to maintain up to date medical information and identification for pets. All microchips are linked to a central database for immediate reliable readings accessible by any veterinarian in the world.
Traveling with your pet
Requirements to transit a pet from one country and to another varies greatly by the destination country. These health certificates can be very complicated and can require very specific blood work and vaccinations. Click here for requirements for travel to specific countries.
Medication & Prescription diet Refills
For refills please call our Hospital or simply place an Order Online.