Whether you have a new addition a puppy, kitten, rabbit or older rescue pet for first vaccinations, or your pet needs an annual booster vaccine, we can advise and administer the correct vaccination protocol for your pet.
During the consult your pet will receive a full health exam and there is plenty of time for you to ask any questions you may have.
Vaccines help prevent against some potentially fatal diseases which are no longer common in the UK thanks to high vaccination numbers. Unfortunately animals do still die from these diseases throughout the UK and so vaccinations are important for your pet as well as to help limit the spread to other animals too.
As puppies all dogs should be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Leptospirosis. All these diseases can be fatal. We recommend letting puppy settling in at your home for a few days before booking their first vaccine and they should be older than eight weeks. They will then need a second vaccine 2-4 weeks later and 12 months after that. During the puppy consults you will also have puppy training help as Dr Katie is also a behaviourist a dog trainer!
Following on we recommend dogs have a Leptospirosis vaccine yearly and the DHP component every three years.
Dogs can also have the kennel cough vaccine, administered via a spray up their nose, on a yearly basis.
Indoor only cats have the basic vaccines which protect against Panleucopaenia, Feline Herpes Virus and Feline Calicivirus. These diseases have devastating effects on cats but can be easily protected against through vaccination.
Cats who go outside should have protection for Feline Leukaemia Virus as well. This is transferred between cats and can be fatal.
Kittens, or cats of unknown vaccine history, receive one injection followed by another three weeks later. All cats should then have an annual vaccine.
Rabbits are vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Rabbit (Viral) Haemorrhagic Disease RHD. Both of which are often deadly. Even though your rabbit may not leave your home they are at risk of infection through insect bites for myxomatosis and through direct contact or even through the wind for RHD. So it is still very much worthwhile protecting your rabbits. Rabbits have one injection per year.
Dr Katie will take in to account your pets lifestyle, health and age and discuss and the most appropriate vaccination schedule with you.
Please see our price list for vaccinations here. And breeders looking to have whole litters vaccinated please contact for a quote.
“I wanted to establish continuity of care… both my dogs have benefitted already from being seen in our own home. Katie allows plenty of time for the exams to be a relaxed, non-scary event… I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Katie.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
These visits are also often stressful for people, can be inconvenient times and difficult to get to if you don’t have access to transport. Instead at home you don’t have to worry about time wasted travelling or waiting in the waiting room. You can get on with your life at home and Dr Katie will arrive and start the consult straight away.
In the clinic you will often be allocated only a 10 minute appointment which is a rush to fit in history taking, clinical exam, treatment, questions and history writing! You don’t need to feel that rush with Positive Pet Mobile Vet and Dr Katie is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Further visits can be arrange but an additional surcharge will be applied. Please contact us to discuss if you are out of area.
Their hospital in Meir also host VetsNow for out of hours cover.
Dr Katie mainly sees dogs, cats and rabbits.
Guinea pigs, small ferries (e.g. hamster, rats, gerbils, mice) and tortoises can also be seen but for more complex cases Dr Katie would recommend seeing an exotic pet specialist vet.
- Pet health check
- Flea and worm treatments
- Claw clipping
- Medications and prescriptions
- Minor procedures
- Diagnostic tests (urine tests, blood tests, skin test)
- Pet euthanasia
If you live further a field and would prefer to use a different practice for surgery this can be arrange too.
Dr Katie offers a home euthanasia service and strives to make this extremely upsetting experience as easy as it possibly can be.
She takes her time to ensure you and your pet can have plenty of cuddles. Sedation is routinely used for pets to ensure their last moments are not stressful. Cremation, including having their ashes returned can all be organised by Dr Katie for you.
You can read more about our gentle, in home euthanasia here.