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The Importance of Vaccines from Kindred Care Pet Hospital

At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we are here to make sure that everyone in Richmond, TX has access to high-quality veterinary care. This includes vaccines. We know that many of our patients have questions about vaccines. We are here to answer them. Take a look at some of the helpful information that we have put together about vaccinations below!

Why Vaccines Matter

At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we cannot stress enough just how important vaccinations are. There are a few reasons why these shots are so important. First, they help keep pets healthy. The way a vaccine works is that it helps pets create antibodies against dangerous, potentially deadly, diseases without actually exposing the pet to the illness. For example, one of the most important vaccinations is the rabies vaccine. This illness has a very high mortality rate. The opportunity to protect pets against a deadly illness is critical. That is why there are laws in place requiring the rabies vaccine.

In addition, vaccines are important because they protect not only the pet who receives them but also other people and animals. This is through a concept known as herd immunity. The goal is to limit the number of places the disease can hide. When more pets (and people) get their shots, this results in fewer places for the illness to hide. Therefore, other pets and people who cannot get vaccines depend on those who can stay up to date. In this manner, vaccines are a critical part of public health as well. Pet owners must do their part.

Call Kindred Care Pet Hospital Today to Make an Appointment

At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we are here to make sure that everyone in Richmond, TX has access to high-quality veterinary care. We encourage all our patients to come and see us at least once per year to make sure they are up to date on vaccines. If you are looking for a vet in the local area who can take care of your pet, then call us today to make an appointment!

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update 7/01/2020: 

Regular office hours are now being implemented. We highly recommend the use of face masks and encourage scheduling appointments DURING thIS time . If you are currently undergoing treatment, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed please give the care of your pet to someone close to you. We would greatly appreciate if you inform our staff of this SITUATION. 

     Dear Clients, 

 The implications of the COVID-19 are concerning to all. Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our staff, clients and community members. Having said that, we will be taking some precautionary measures and actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC recommendations; wEARING OF MASK, Hand washing and social distancing guidelines have been implemented. Team members who are not feeling well or have potential exposure to COVID-19 are being asked to stay at home. We have implemented an increased scope and frequency of cleaning in our facility. Surfaces that are touched frequently are being cleaned often and wiped down. Hand sanitizers are placed in multiple locations. We are encouraging drop off appointments, while spacing out the appointments that absolutely cannot be dropped off in hope of limiting face to face time while ensuring that our patients are getting all of the care needed. We encourage quick hand-off of your pets to clinic staff. In some situations, a case by case analysis of the situation may be considered as far as coming in to the hospital.  We want to thank all our dear clients for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging times.  This too shall pass. 

 Thanks, Dr. Fidelis & Staff.


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