Vet hospitals vs Vaccine clinics
I know this blog is going to sound like a bias discussion but I honestly want what is best for animals. Some things are perfectly fine to go to a clinic – like microchip clinics but there is a lot more things at stake with vaccines. There are several places around that offer vaccine clinics that make it seem like they are offering a better deal than going to a veterinary hospital, but are they really a better deal?
When you take your pet to the vet hospital, you’re not just paying for vaccines. You’re paying for vaccines and a total health exam, which is vital for your pet’s longevity. Cats and dogs are masters at hiding/masking signs of illness. With the health exams, we can monitor their health throughout their life and keep records on previously found concerns. Also, if your pet is not feeling well and it receives a vaccine, it can do more harm than good. Depending on what illness or disease they have and what vaccine they get, they can get much sicker and some can even die from it.
MVVS customizes your pet’s individual vaccine regimen for you and their particular lifestyle. The Veterinarians at MVVS research all vaccines prior to recommending them for your animal. Usually clinics will have packages that more often than not include vaccines that aren’t necessary for your pet’s lifestyle.
Vaccine clinics are only open for short amounts of time. If a vaccine reaction occurs, you are left with no where to go except for an emergency hospital, where you will pay twice as much. In addition, you can’t be sure of any other following: where the vaccine came from, what it is or how it was stored at the vaccine clinic – all of which can have dire consequences. Products from a veterinary hospital are guaranteed by the manufacturers, and if your pet does end up hospitalized, they will typically cover the costs.
With all the other worries in your life, why add to it by going somewhere that it might not even save that few dollars you were hoping for?