Protecting Your Four-Legged Family
with Cat and Dog Vaccinations
in Town Center of Virginia Beach, VA

Family needs protection, and at Independence Veterinary Hospital, we’re dedicated to protecting your four-legged family members with high-quality cat and dog vaccines. Our animal hospital in Virginia Beach carries essential vaccines capable of providing the safest and most complete protection for your pet. And while we certainly offer a wide variety of cat and dog vaccines, it’s unlikely your pet will need all of them. In fact, we take a highly personalized approach to your pet’s protection and overall health. So you can be assured that your pet is getting the protection their unique lifestyle requires. Sometimes less can be more!

Is your dog or cat due for their boosters?

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Why We Recommend Routine Vaccination for Dogs and Cats

Preventative care is vital to your pet’s health and longevity, and vaccines are a core part of that care. Some animal diseases, such as rabies, distemper, and parvo, can be life-threatening, while other diseases, which may be less severe, can nonetheless result in illness, discomfort, and costly vet visits.

Our goal at Independence Veterinary Care is to minimize your pet’s risk of disease as much as possible so they can enjoy life to the fullest. By keeping dogs and cats healthier with responsible and tailored vaccination plans, we can keep the greater pet-owning community healthier, too.

Our Essential and Lifestyle-Based Vaccines for Dogs and Cats

Cat and dog vaccines fall into two categories: core, and lifestyle-based (or risk-based). Core vaccines are generally recommended across the board for all pets since they protect against highly lethal viruses, with rare exceptions.

To recommend lifestyle-based vaccines for your pet, we need to assess their health history, overall lifestyle, breed, and other factors to determine whether their risk level is high enough to warrant additional vaccinations.

See our core and lifestyle-based vaccines for dogs and cats below:

Dog Vaccines

  • Bordetella – Essential for preventing kennel cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease

  • Leptospirosis – Protects against a serious bacterial infection that can affect both pets and humans

  • Rabies – A must-have vaccine for all dogs, as rabies is fatal and a public health concern

  • Distemper – Shields against a severe viral disease affecting the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems

Cat Vaccines

  • FVRCP – A combination vaccine that protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia

  • Rabies – A crucial vaccine for all cats, ensuring protection against the deadly rabies virus

Lifestyle-Based Vaccines

  • Canine Flu and Lyme Disease - Vaccines for dogs with exposure risks including boarding kennels, daycare facilities, dog parks, and grooming salons

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine – A vaccine recommended for cats that go outdoors or interact with other outdoor cats

We’re Committed to Vaccinating Dogs and Cats Responsibly

At Independence Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to responsible pet vaccination. Our team will work with you to understand your pet's lifestyle, health history, and risk factors to create a vaccination schedule that is effective, safe, and sustainable.

Get in touch with us today to schedule your pet’s vaccination appointment.