Spring 2017 Vaccines and Rabies

Schedule farm animal booster vaccines for your pets, large and small!  Horses, sheep, goats, dogs, and cats are common recipients of rabies vaccines. See below for Spring Vaccines recommendations.

Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, Cattle: It is prudent to protect breeding animals, milking animals, and pets against rabies, tetanus and other clostridial diseases.

Horses: Horses should receive the recommended core vaccines against the mosquito-borne viruses EEE, WEE, and West Nile at this time of year. The mosquito-borne virus vaccine is usually combined with tetanus.  Many horses are due for Rabies boosters along with their spring vaccines. 

There are other common horse vaccines that are situation-specific, such as Lyme, Potomac Horse Fever, and the respiratory viruses, flu and rhino (herpes).

Dogs & Cats: Many local dogs and cats are due for rabies booster vaccines at this time of year, so call to schedule if you don’t have a regular small animal veterinarian.  Dr. Johnson also has canine distemper and Lyme vaccines in-stock.

Dr. Johnson is a mobile veterinarian. All livestock/ farm animal vaccinations are done on site at your location.

Contact Dr. Johnson today to review the needs for your animals and schedule an appointment that will include a wellness exam.

CALVS is owned and operated by Dr. Dianne Johnson. Dr. Johnson graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in May 2012. Dianne is thankful to be back in Vermont (the other “VT”), where she is close to her family and many friends.

Prior to establishing CALVS, Dr. Johnson did a 6-month internship at Cross-Border Equine in Springfield, VT. Dr. Johnson enjoys working with cattle, small ruminants, camelids, and horses, and will also work with swine and poultry on an as-needed basis. Dianne is especially interested in sustainable farming, pasture management, and preventative care.

In her spare time, Dianne enjoys reading, walking and hiking with her dog, and crafts.

Prior to studying veterinary medicine, Dianne studied psychology and worked as an outdoor education instructor. She enjoys teaching youth and adults husbandry and veterinary medical skills.

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