FREE VACCINES FOR LIFE program
at Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic
We believe it is very important for all pets to have regular physical exams. Unlike us, pets often give no indication that there is anything wrong until a problem is advanced and more difficult to treat. Annual wellness visits give us the opportunity to give your pet a thorough physical exam, look for subtle changes, talk about your pet’s lifestyle, and answer any questions you have.
To emphasize the importance of yearly check-ups, we are offering a Free Vaccines for Life Program, a simple, cost-effective plan to give your pet the regular and personalized care they deserve. We follow the vaccination recommendations of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and tailor our vaccination protocol based on your pet’s lifestyle.
For each pet you wish to enroll, there is a one-time initiation fee of $49, along with a paid wellness exam every year. After enrollment, your pet will receive all their core vaccines for free for the rest of their life, as long as they are brought to Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic within 30 days of their scheduled wellness exam.
The enrollment fee is per pet, not per client, and is non-refundable and not transferable. If your pet dies or is lost, it cannot be transferred to a new pet. Likewise, if you rehome your pet, it is not transferable to the new owner.
What vaccines are included?
For dogs, the core vaccines include rabies, DHPP (distemper, parvo, hepatitis/adenovirus, and parainfluenza), leptospirosis, and Bordatella (kennel cough).
Lyme vaccine is not included in this program because it isn’t considered a core vaccine. This vaccine is still very important for those dogs at risk, so it will be discounted by 50% for pets enrolled in the program.
For cats, core vaccines include rabies, FVRCP (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia) and feline leukemia.
Will my pets get vaccines every year?
It depends. Each pet will have a full physical exam and we will discuss with you which vaccines your pet needs. Not all vaccines are given on a yearly basis. If a pet is in poor health or has a condition that prohibits the use of vaccines, Dr. Scarlett may delay or not give vaccines.
This program should NOT be interpreted as a way to excessively vaccinate your pet as our philosophy is to give only vaccines warranted by the pet’s age and lifestyle.
Yes. To stay enrolled in the program, your pet will need to have a yearly wellness exam performed at Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic. Wellness visits at any other veterinary clinic do not fulfill the requirement to stay enrolled in Free Vaccines For Life.
What if we are late for our wellness visit?
In order to make this program useful to you and your pet, we must see your pet within a month of the wellness exam due date. If you do not come in for a wellness exam within that time frame, then your policy becomes null and void. If this happens you may either purchase vaccines and wellness exams individually from that time on or you may re-enroll in the program if it is still available.
Please do not rely solely on your courtesy reminders, as Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic can’t be held responsible for its non-arrival at your address. To make it easier for you to keep track of when your pet is due for the yearly wellness exam or any vaccine, you can sign up for our free ePet health account on our website at www.fourlakesvet.com. This site is very user-friendly and is a valuable tool in maintaining your pet’s health. There is also a mobile app that allows you to easily show boarding facilities your pet’s vaccine history. Please check it out!
What about puppies and kittens?
Puppies and kittens require vaccinations every 4 weeks until they are 16-20 weeks of age. You are welcome to enroll your new pet in the program at their first visit. You would then just pay a wellness exam price at each visit and get all the required vaccinations for free and the pet would remain enrolled for the rest of its life! All vaccines in the puppy/kitten series need to be given in a timely fashion to be effective. You will need to return for the next boosters within 4 weeks to continue to be enrolled in the program. We will also provide a 10% discount on the spay or neuter surgery if the vaccination series is completed at Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic.