An important part of the pet wellness program at Spring Oaks Animal Care Center in Deland is our preventative care program, which includes the immunization of your pets.  Dr. Paula Alshouse, our Deland veterinarian, believes in customizing your pet’s vaccination program to address the infectious diseases they may be exposed to based on their lifestyle. Our Stetson University veterinarian can help you decide which immunizations are best and get your pet on a regular schedule for vaccinations.


Dogs and cats need to be vaccinated to protect against infectious diseases. Some that are harmful to your pet include rabies, canine parvovirus, and feline leukemia virus. These diseases can make your pet very sick and can even cause death in severe cases. Ensuring that your pets receive the proper immunizations each year is the best way to protect them from these potentially deadly diseases.  It’s also crucial to have your pets vaccinated because the more we vaccinate, the less it will spread which means that fewer animals will get sick from the disease.

We go the extra step at our Deland animal clinic. For vaccination to be effective we want to first make sure your pet is healthy so we always start with a comprehensive physical before administering any vaccines. Most low-cost vaccine clinics do not do this. Spring Oaks takes advantage of the latest technology in vaccine manufacturing by utilizing recombinant distemper vaccines for dogs and recombinant rabies vaccines for cats. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s immunizations.

When Should My Dog or Cat Have their Vaccination Shots?

Immunization for your pets against harmful diseases should begin when they still very young. Once they receive all of the necessary vaccinations during their puppy and kitten stages, they will continue to need booster shots each year to ensure they do not catch any of these serious diseases. Our Deland veterinarians will explain which vaccines are best for your pet and set them up on a vaccination program to ensure they are protected.

Common Immunizations for Dogs and Cats:

  • Rabies
  • Parvovirus
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Pet Wellness is Our Priority – Schedule an Appointment with our Deland Veterinarian Today

Good pet owners understand the importance of annual pet wellness care appointments with our Deland animal clinic. Our goal is to keep your pets in tip-top shape for a long and happy life! Spring Oaks Animal Care Center is a veterinarian you can trust, serving the areas of Deland, Orange City and Lake Helen, FL. If pet wellness is a priority to you, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with our professional animal clinic in Deland. Our team at Spring Oaks Animal Care Center is here to provide the wellness and preventative care your pet needs for a healthier life. Call our Stetson University Veterinarian at (386) 736-6747 today and take advantage of our free consultation for new patients!