Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccinations are usually your dog’s first interaction with their health practitioner. We strive to make our introductions as pleasant as possible, even though it is the beginning of a series of injections. Your dog’s vaccine process will typically start when they are 6 to 8-weeks-old. Afterwards, their vaccination journey continues until they reach 4 months of age. Afterwards they will receive boosters to keep their immune system strong. To learn more about the vaccines we provide, contact us at 905.597.7373

How do I know which vaccines my dog will need?

Some of the vaccines your pet receives depend on their environment. Elective vaccines are called non-core. They protect your pet from Lyme disease and canine influenza. Core vaccines are mandatory and your veterinarians will insist your pet receive them. They will prevent your pet from contracting diseases such as hepatitis and rabies. During your pet’s vaccination appointment, we will explain which vaccines are most important to your pet’s well-being.

What happens if I forget my pet’s next vaccination appointment?

Missing your pet’s next vaccination appointment by a day or two is okay. However, if too much time has gone by your pet will be vulnerable and will need to start the process over again. During this time, you should keep your pet away from other animals. Their immune system is susceptible to infection and they could easily catch or spread a disease. Protecting your pet’s immune system guarantees them a longer life and decreases the chance of an outbreak amongst your neighbourhood pets. Every pet owner is responsible for their own furry companion and must be considerate of the well-being of their community.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital