Great News! Thursday Vaccine Clinics are now open!
Thursdays from 10 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
60 Enterprise Place
Middletown, NY 10941
- For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only
- Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier
- Cash or credit with surcharge
T.A.R.A.’s vaccine clinic is running on a first-come, first-serve basis. As COVID-19 precautions are still in effect, social distancing and wearing masks will be expected of clients and staff, even while outdoors. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we coordinate and do our best to provide this service for dogs and cats, as well as protecting the health of our friends and community.
This is a quick reference chart, please read more vaccine details below.
|Rabies||Both||Core||-||$10 (1 year)
$15 (3 year*)
|*Proof of valid 1 year rabies needed to qualify to receive a 3 year rabies vaccine which includes serial/lot number, veterinarian’s name and expiration date.
**Must have negative test result prior to vaccination, if over 4 months of age.
Dogs over 4 months. Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis.
Heartgard Plus, Interceptor Plus. Must test negative first if over 4 months.
|Canine||$6-10 per month|
Frontline Gold, Seresto** collar, Revolution Plus (cats only), or NexGard (chew – dogs only), Bravecto (chew for dogs)****
|Both||$15-19 per month|
tapeworms, hookworms, and roundworms.
|Both||$8 per dose (cats)
$20 per dose (dogs)
includes lifetime registration with HomeAgain
fresh stool sample required from within 24 hours before testing
|*Must show proof of continuous prevention since last heartworm test.
**Seresto Collar is $60 for up to 8 months of coverage
***Intestinal dewormer is recommended for all puppies and kittens. Requires initial dose, plus an additional dose 3-4 weeks later.
****$40 per dose for 12 weeks of coverage (8 weeks for certain ticks)
Rabies (core vaccine — required by law)
What is it? Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected animal.
When to vaccinate? Can be administered in one dose, as early as three months of age. Annual revaccination is required. A three year rabies vaccine may be administered if the pet is up to date and written documentation is provided.
What else should I know? Rabies is 100% fatal to cats, dogs, and humans, with no treatment available. Prevention is key.
Canine Only Vaccines
Canine Distemper (core vaccine)
What is it? Canine distemper is a contagious and serious viral illness with no known cure. The vaccine is a 5 in 1 which helps prevent canine distemper, parvovirus (CPV), adenovirus type 1 (hepatitis) and type 2 (respiratory disease), and parainfluenza.
When to vaccinate? Can be administered as early as 6 weeks of age. The first time the vaccine is administered, two follow up doses are required 3-4 weeks apart. Annual single dose revaccination is recommended.
What else should I know? Young, unvaccinated puppies and non-immunized older dogs tend to be more susceptible. It is not recommended to bring your puppy around other dogs until at least one week after their final distemper dose is administered.
Bordetella (non-core vaccine)
What is it? Bordetella (“kennel cough”) is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs.
When to vaccinate? Can be administered in one intranasal dose, as early as 3 weeks of age. Annual revaccination is recommended.
What else should I know? This vaccine is highly recommended if your pet regularly visits dog care, grooming facilities or the dog park.
Influenza (non-core vaccine)
What is it? Canine influenza (“dog flu”) is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs.
When to vaccinate? Can be administered as early as 6 weeks of age. The first time administered, one follow up dose is required in 2-4 weeks. Annual single dose revaccination is recommended.
What else should I know? Unlike the seasonal flu in people, canine influenza can occur year round. There is no current evidence that it infects people.
Lyme (non-core vaccine)
What is it? Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-born diseases. Infection typically occurs after the disease-carrying tick has been attached to the dog for at least 2-3 days.
When to vaccinate? Can be administered as early as 9 weeks of age. If the dog is 6 months or older then a Lyme test should be performed. The first time the vaccine is administered, one follow up booster dose is required in 2-3 weeks. Annual single dose revaccination is recommended.
What else should I know? It is best to avoid areas where ticks are in high numbers and use a good tick preventive. If you do see a tick on your dog, remove it properly and safely.
Leptospirosis (non-core vaccine)
What is it? Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe health problems. Infection typically occurs after a dog has come in contact with urine from wild animals.
When to vaccinate? Can be administered as early as 8 weeks of age. The first time administered, one follow up dose is required in 2-4 weeks. Annual single dose revaccination is recommended.
What else should I know? Dogs who live near water, roam off leash, go camping/hiking or hunting are more exposed to Leptospirosis.
Feline Only Vaccines
Feline Distemper (core vaccine)
What is it? Protects cats against the highly contagious and life-threatening viral illnesses – calicivirus, rhinotracheitis, and panleukopenia (“feline distemper”).
When to vaccinate? Can be administered as early as 8 weeks of age. The first time the vaccine is administered, one follow up dose is required in 3-4 weeks. Annual single dose revaccination is recommended.
What else should I know? Cats under 1 year of age, as well as, pregnant and immune compromised cats are at the highest risk.