Wellness & Preventative Medicine

Preventative medicine is a specialty of our veterinary clinic. This form of medicine includes regular physical examinations, parasite control, weight management, dental health, spay & neutering, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, and behaviour.

​Have you ever wondered what the true breed of your pup is? Or how about what genetic conditions may be lurking within his DNA makeup? We have DNA test kits that can help with identifying hereditary diseases.

Wellness & Preventative Medicine

Preventative medicine is a specialty of our veterinary clinic. This form of medicine includes regular physical examinations, parasite control, weight management, dental health, spay & neutering, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, and behaviour.

​Have you ever wondered what the true breed of your pup is? Or how about what genetic conditions may be lurking within his DNA makeup? We have DNA test kits that can help with identifying hereditary diseases.

"I was impressed with the level of professionalism of the staff from the point of admitting my pet to the clinic to the point of the medical consult and treatment planning that involved a well balanced holistic and medical approach toward my pet's well being. Easy location and availability of appointments."

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“We live far away but a friend recommended this clinic to us. It was worth the trip and my dog is much better now. The staff and doctors here are so amazing. We’ve been to many vets and I’ve never felt this taken care of.

Dr. Chan followed up with us the day of and after. I’m so happy we finally found a trustworthy, clean and professional veterinary hospital!”

Joan W. | Google

"My little girl Stella has been seeing Dr. Clark since she came into my home at 6 weeks old, she is now 15 years old!!! We have moved around a bit since then and are now driving for an hour each way to Dr. Clark! I would not trust anyone other than Dr. Clark and his team to take care of my beautiful little girl!"

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Vaccinations

Point Grey Veterinary Hospital creates customized vaccination plans for you and your pet. Although five “core” vaccinations are required, we assess your pet’s individual environment and recommend additional preventions if necessary. (After all, we’re treating urban animals here) All vaccines help your furry friends live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

For Dogs

Canine Cough Vaccine

Any dog that goes to dog parks, kennels, daycares, groomers, or interacts with other dogs should be vaccinated annually. We see many dozens of cases of Canine Cough each year in our own practice. The vast majority are unvaccinated dogs. Canine cough is characterized by a harsh, hacking cough which most people describe as sounding like “something stuck in my dog’s throat.” It is an airborne, highly contagious disease. Some dogs get better without treatment, but some dogs may develop pneumonia.

If you plan to board your puppy in the future, attend group training classes, or use dog daycare services, often proof of this vaccination will be a requirement.

Rabies Vaccine
ADULT DOGS EVERY 3 YEARS

​We will always recommend the rabies vaccine. Rabies is a highly fatal virus that causes neurological disease in affected animals. Dogs, cats, bats, skunks, raccoons, and many other animals can get this disease. In British Columbia, the primary source of Rabies is bats, and we definitely have bats in Vancouver! In 2007 around Maple Ridge, an indoor unvaccinated cat died from Rabies after playing with a rabid bat that flew into the house.

DAPP or DAP Vaccine
ADULT DOGS USUALLY EVERY 3 YEARS

​Combines protection against distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Administered in a single dose for adult dogs every 3 years.

Dog Vaccinations

For Cats

Rabies Vaccine
ADULT CATS EVERY 3 YEARS

We will always recommend the rabies vaccine. Rabies is a highly fatal virus that causes neurological disease in affected animals. Dogs, cats, bats, skunks, raccoons, and many other animals can get this disease. In British Columbia, the primary source of Rabies is bats, and we definitely have bats in Vancouver! In 2007 around Maple Ridge, an indoor unvaccinated cat died from Rabies after playing with a rabid bat that flew into the house.

FVRCP Vaccine

​Commonly known as “feline distemper,” it is a combination vaccine that includes protection from 3 major airborne feline viruses: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. Administered in a single dose every year.

FeLV vaccine

We recommend this vaccine for cats that go outdoors and those in multi-cat households. As an adult, cats are vaccinated annually. Viral leukemia is a prevalent, highly transmissible, and often fatal disease, of which there is no cure. Each year, we see cats that die from this disease in our own practice. It’s heartbreaking, as it most likely could have been prevented.

Cat Vaccinations

Dentistry

Maintaining excellent dental health in your pet can substantially increase the quality and duration of their life. Poor oral health contributes to many diseases: heart, liver, kidney, and joint disease (arthritis), for example.

Gum disease is common, and it hurts. Just remember: if it would hurt you, it hurts them. “But they eat just fine” is never a good guide for you; their instincts are to eat regardless of the pain. Pets are much better at hiding pain than we are. The changes we see in our patient’s health and behavior after dental work are amazing, and we are proud of our results.

Nutrition

Nutritional requirements for dogs and cats vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, breed, and health. For instance, senior pets have different requirements than puppies or kittens, and animals with diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions can benefit from specific diets.

Our veterinarians can help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet.

Senior Pets

As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier when they’re easier to treat or manage. Regular veterinary exams can help your pet live longer, too!

WHAT IS FEAR FREE?

Fear Free is a new concept in veterinary medicine which aims to recognize and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress associated with visits to the veterinary hospital. Achieving this takes effort and requires active communication between the owner and our veterinary team, but the reward is a better experience and less stress for all involved — your pet, yourself, and our team.

At times, mild sedatives or anti-anxiety medications can be used before your visit or in the hospital to reduce Fear, Anxiety, or Stress in the patient if needed and, if not, contraindicated based on the medical needs. The Fear Free concept doesn’t stop at the lobby or exam room: it extends throughout the entire hospital. It is as much a priority of our team as the medical care for your pet.

End Of Life Care

​As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain fit and healthy as they age and help us catch any potential problems earlier when they’re easier to treat or manage.

Regular veterinary exams can help your pet live longer too!

Behaviour Management

It could be as simple as cleaning up one too many accidents in the house. Or a distant memory of the dog park because of aggression towards other dogs.  Whatever the level of severity, bad behaviour is a struggle for many pet owners.

From house training to excessive barking, aggression to anxiety, unwanted behaviour can drive a wedge between you and your pet.

Embark DNA Test Kit

Have you ever wondered what the true breed of your pup is? Or how about what genetic conditions may be lurking within his DNA makeup?

Embark is the only canine genetics company that uses a research-grade DNA genotyping platform. Our industry-leading scientists spent years developing at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. That not only means that we can give you the most accurate results, but it gives us the greatest potential to make future genetic discoveries.

Contact us to find out how we can help you discover more about your dog’s DNA and how you can receive a complimentary office visit with the purchase of a test kit.

Embark DNA Test Kit

Have you ever wondered what the true breed of your pup is? Or how about what genetic conditions may be lurking within his DNA makeup?

Embark is the only canine genetics company that uses a research-grade DNA genotyping platform. Our industry-leading scientists spent years developing at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. That not only means that we can give you the most accurate results, but it gives us the greatest potential to make future genetic discoveries.

Contact us to find out how we can help you discover more about your dog’s DNA and how you can receive a complimentary office visit with the purchase of a test kit.