Vaccinations

Keep your pets safe with regular vaccinations


Why do I need to get my pet vaccinated?

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By getting your pet vaccinated, you are protecting them from a range of preventable dangerous, and even deadly, diseases. Vaccines have proven life-saving benefits with minimal associated risks. We recommend regular cat, dog, kitten, puppy and rabbit vaccinations to ensure your pet stays healthy.

Vaccinations available at Doncaster Vet Hospital

  • Kitten and puppy vaccinations

  • Annual and Triannual dog vaccinations

  • FIV and F3/F5 cat vaccinations

  • Rabbit vaccinations

Every vaccination also comes with a thorough health check for your pet to ensure they are in good condition before their vaccination.

Want to book your pet in for a vaccination or speak to a vet nurse about your pet’s health?


Learn more about pet vaccinations

Dog and Puppy Vaccinations Melbourne

When you bring your puppy home they should have already had their first vaccination at 6-8 weeks. Their second vaccination is usually given by us in your puppy’s second health check at 10-12 weeks. The third and final puppy vaccination is given at 12-14 weeks.

After this, your dog will receive a vaccination one year after their third puppy vaccination. Then they receive a vaccination every year to keep them safe from diseases.

What diseases is my dog protected from with regular vaccinations?

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Core vaccinations protect your dog from

  • Canine distemper virus

  • Canine adenovirus

  • Canine parvovirus

These are grouped together to form the C3 vaccination. This vaccination is given as your puppy’s first, second and third vaccination and then every third year when they are an adult.

Non-core vaccinations protect your dog from

  • parainfluenza virus

  • bordetella bronchiseptica

These are grouped together to form the CC/KC vaccination. This vaccination is given as your puppy’s second vaccination and then every year when they are an adult. When grouped with the C3 vaccination, it forms the C5 vaccination.

If you are travelling to Queensland, you also need to protect your dog from leptospira interrogans. Speak to your vet if you think you might need to.

Want to learn more about dog vaccinations? Read our blog.


Cat and Kitten Vaccinations Melbourne

Your kitten will have their first vaccination at 6-8 weeks and then again at 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks. They will receive their next vaccination one year after their last kitten vaccination. If your cat is going to be allowed outdoors, you will also need to consider extra vaccinations.

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What diseases is my cat protected from with regular vaccinations?

Core vaccinations protect your cat from

  • Feline parvovirus

  • Feline calicivirus

  • Feline herpesvirus

These are grouped together to form the F3 vaccination. This vaccination is given for your kitten’s first, second and third vaccination. It is also given every year when your cat is an adult.

Non-core vaccinations protect your cat from

  • Feline immunodeficiency virus

  • Feline leukaemia virus

  • Chlamydia felis

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica

These vaccinations are grouped together to form the F4 vaccine. Feline immunodeficiency virus has it’s own FIV vaccination. This vaccination is usually given to cats who are outdoors.

Want to learn more about cat vaccinations? Read our blog.


Rabbit Vaccinations Melbourne

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Rabbit vaccinations are extremely important to the health and safety of your rabbit. The introduction of diseases to control the population of wild rabbits also had a deadly effect on domesticated rabbits and there is no cure.

Rabbit vaccinations protect your rabbit from

  • Rabbit (Viral) haemorrhagic disease or Calicivirus

Rabbits should be vaccinated twice if they are below the age of 12 weeks or once if they are 12 weeks or over. Then they should be vaccinated every year after this.


Want to learn more about vaccinating your pet? We’re always here to help answer your pet vaccination questions. Want to book a dog, cat or rabbit in for a vaccination? Call us today.