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Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations keep your pet healthy and happy. You may wonder what shots your pet needs and when.

If you own a cat or dog, Dr. Julian Peckich will tell you everything you need to know about pet vaccinations.

Find out why so many pet owners in Cobb County trust our clinic in Marietta, GA...

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Pets

Vaccinations trigger a protective immune response that can prevent the transmission or lessen the severity of contagious and potentially deadly diseases. Every animal is different, so your veterinarian is an important source regarding your pet’s specific vaccination needs.

More and more pet owners are questioning the necessity of vaccines for their pets. They want a better understanding of each vaccination and its side effects to make an informed decision. Marietta Vet Clinic respects these concerns, which is why we're always open to discussing vaccines in more detail. We can even go over your pet's age and health status and how vaccines can protect your pet from medical problems down the road.

Georgia State Law

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The state of Georgia requires all pets to be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian using approved vaccines in accordance with the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control.

When Should My Pet Get Vaccinated?

Vaccination schedules will vary based on the age and health of your pet. Dr. Peckich will consider additional factors to determine proper vaccine timing, including your location and local environment and if your pet socializes with other animals.

Young Pets

Puppies and kittens will receive crucial antibodies from their mother's milk assuming that their mother has a healthy immune system. Vaccinations can begin once the puppy or kitten has reached six to eight weeks of age.

Adult Pets

With adult dogs and cats, the vaccine schedule will vary based on their health needs. Some vaccines will be administered or readministered annually, while other vaccines may be given every few years.

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Vaccination Clinic Hours

Vaccinations can be scheduled during regular office hours (9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday; and 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays).

Marietta Vet Clinic is closed on Sundays and every third Saturday of the month.

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Whether you have a newborn puppy or an adult cat, you must speak with a veterinarian about vaccines. Dr. Peckich can go over the basics of core vaccines for distemper and parvovirus as well as non-core vaccinations for Bordetella (kennel cough) and other conditions.

The team at Marietta pet clinic understands pet owner concerns about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. We can happily answer any questions you may have so you can make an informed choice about the long-term health of your pet.

To learn more about cat and dog vaccinations and your pet's veterinary care needs, contact our practice online. You can also reach our office in Marietta, GA, by phone.

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(404) 919-5150

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Helping Pets and Pet Owners in Cobb County

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Kimberley Freed

2017

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Went in to get updated shots for new kitten and its the first time I've felt like I didn't get taken advantage of at the Vets. I have three animals and will be switching others over to this clinic as really loved the atmosphere was very relaxed and not "too clinical", the staff were great, and Dr, Julian was very straightforward with what the kitten needed and didn't need. I would highly recommend !!

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Zach Walker

2017

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Marietta Vet Clinic is by far the best vetinaraian experience I have had! Clean Facility, Friendly Professional Staff, Resonably Priced and No Wait! I have been there twice now, both times I have had great experiences and happy pets, I have a pitbull and some clinics will treat my dog with almost disgust, not only is Julian happy to help you can tell he truly cares! Would recommend to anyone!

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Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need? Pet vaccines are divided into two categories:
core vaccinations and non-core vaccinations

Core Vaccinations

Core vaccinations are vaccines that are deemed essential for all pets to limit the risk of exposure to a disease, minimize the severity of a disease, and reduce the transmissibility of disease to humans. The rabies vaccine is a great example of a core vaccination for cats and dogs. The same is true for vaccines against distemper.

Non-Core Vaccinations

Non-core vaccinations are recommended based on a pet's lifestyle and location. This might include vaccines for Lyme disease for pets in rural or wooded areas; Bordetella for pets commonly at dog parks, dog shows, and other social settings; and leptospirosis for hunting animals or pets that hike, frolic, and swim outdoors.

Core Canine Vaccinations

  • Rabies
  • Distemper, infectious hepatitis/adenovirus, parvovirus, and parainfluenza (DHPP)

Non-Core Canine Vaccinations

  • Lyme disease
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis
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Core Feline Vaccinations

  • Rabies
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia (FVRCP)

Non-Core Feline Vaccinations

  • Ringworm
  • Giardiasis
  • Feline chlamydial conjunctivitis
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)

Vaccine Costs

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Keeping your pet healthy is important to us, which is why our Marietta clinic offers vaccines at affordable prices. At our Saturday vaccine clinics, we charge $39 for one vaccine, $59 for two vaccines, and $79 for three vaccines. Every visit includes a quick veterinary exam and a deworming tablet.

Vaccination Side Effects

Vaccines have an excellent safety record, yet some pets can have unpredictable adverse reactions up to 3 days after vaccination. Commonly observed side effects include:

  • Reduced appetite
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Lethargy (lack of activity)
  • Mild fever

These common side effects should abate a few days after the vaccine has been administered and have no lasting effects on your pet's disposition or overall wellness.

Complications and Warning Signs

Contact your veterinarian or our emergency services clinic if your pet develops any of these more serious side effects:

  • Worsening of the initial side effects
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Facial swelling
  • Collapse
  • Difficulty breathing

These are common signs of a medical complication that should be promptly treated by a professional.

We Can Accommodate Anxious Pets Making Your Vet Visit as Easy as Possible

Dr. Peckich and his team want to make you and your pet's appointment as easy as possible. That's why our Marietta, GA, pet clinic has developed strategies to reduce stress. Here's how we help keep your cat or dog calm and relaxed during their visit.

Distraction Technique

Shots can be just as scary to pets as they are to children (and some adults). The distraction technique simply means we will divert your pet's attention away from the injection. It's a little something we can do to make sure your pet isn't afraid or distressed.

Private Entrance

Some pets get nervous as soon as they enter a veterinary clinic. Rather than brave the waiting room, you can use our back entrance that leads straight into an examination room. This service is free of charge. Just specify the use of the private entrance while booking.

Wait in Your Car

Our team can also accommodate your pet's needs by administering vaccines while you wait in your car. Your cat or dog may need to be taken into the clinic for weighing and some other tests, but otherwise you can both stay in the vehicle feeling safe and secure together.

Read Reviews from Happy Pet Owners

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Melissa Adams

2018

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Extremely reasonably priced and wonderful staff. We drive about 40 minutes to go see them and it’s well worth it!

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Emaria Shaw

2018

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I can't explain how much I love this place. . My fur babies love it there just as much as i do. I just hate I didn't find it sooner.!!!!!

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Marietta Vet Clinic Dr. Julian Peckich

At Marietta Vet Clinic, we offer comprehensive, high-quality care at our state-of-the-art facility. We strive to create the most welcoming, pleasant experience for you and your furry friend. Dr. Peckich is affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association and has been providing specialized care for nearly ten years. 

To get started, request your pet’s appointment online or call our Marietta office at (404) 919-5150.

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"Julian and his staff are the BEST!!! They are knowledgeable and friendly. Oakley (my lab) loves visiting them; they always have treats for her :) Julian has a true love for animals, and always recommends the best treatment options with my dogs best interest at heart. I highly recommend them to everyone in the area looking for a solid vet."

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3696 Largent Way NW
Ste 200
Marietta, GA 30064

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The office is closed every 3rd Saturday

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