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Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinating your dog is a crucial defence against preventable diseases that can be contracted. Whether you take your pup out to the dog parks, hiking in the mountains or stay close to home and walk your local neighbourhood, all dogs should have their core vaccines so that they have the best chance to prevent these diseases. During your appointment with the veterinarian, you should discuss your lifestyle and travel plans with your dog so we can best determine the course of care necessary to keep your pup safe.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?


We offer Distemper, adenovirus-2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (Da2PPv), Kennel Cough (Bordatella), and Rabies

Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?


The frequency to which a dog needs to be vaccinated depends on the clinic and the vaccines that they carry. Aside from the initial puppy vaccine protocol, we carry 3-year vaccines at McKnight Veterinary Hospital for both DA2P and Rabies. Bordetella, or Kennel Cough, must be done yearly. We recommend coming in for an exam once a year so that we can keep an accurate record of the health of your dog.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?


Vaccines are the best defence against contracting diseases and illnesses that are preventable providing your pet with the longest, healthiest life possible.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?


Please call the hospital directly at 403-457-0911 and we can go over the cost of an exam and vaccines.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

NOTICE: OUR HOURS OF OPERATION HAVE TEMPORARILY CHANGED. We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY: 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE
----- NO 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES THURSDAY to SATURDAY -----

WALK-IN ONLY SERVICES FOR ALL OTHER NON-URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS.
PLEASE NOTE: APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS WILL RECOMMENCE NOV 1, 2021.
Walk-in clinic hours:  MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (RETAIL & PHARMACY ONLY)
-- No Veterinarians available on Saturdays --

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe.  We have implemented the Alberta Health Services Guidelines at the McKnight 24-Hour Veterinary Hospital in an effort to keep you safe. At this time, clients are required to wait outside by the hospital entrance, where a Client Care Representative will be greeting you and collecting vital information about your pet to be admitted to triage. CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619