Vaccines create antibodies, which protect your pet from disease and proper vaccination protocols play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. At our hospital, we strive to protect your pet against preventable diseases while trying to minimize unnecessary vaccinations and the process of over vaccinating pets. Our vaccination recommendations and protocol are tailored to each individual pet and is based on his or her needs rather than standard “sets” of vaccines. How we determine which vaccination protocol to take depends on many factors such as species, age, risk of exposure, prior vaccination history, severity of the vaccination disease, and the efficiency of the available vaccinations.