Heartworm is an serious and destructive internal parasite that is spread by mosquitoes.  Heartworm is extremely prevalent in Lake County.  If a heartworm positive pet is left untreated, they could suffer serious breathing and heart problems.  Extreme heartworm infections can lead to heart failure.

If you have questions or concerns about heartworm and the different types of prevention available, please call us @ 707.263.5380

Canine Vaccination Schedule:

DHLPP:  Given at 2 week intervals starting between 6 and 8 weeks of age, until 16 weeks of age.  One booster given a year later  and then every 3 years after that.

BORDETELLA:  First vaccine given at 6 to 9 weeks of age, the second dose given at 16 weeks along with the rabies vaccine, then given yearly.

RABIES:  First vaccine given at 16 weeks of age, second vaccine administered a year later, then boostered every 3 years.

We also offer Lymes and Rattlesnake Vaccines

Possible Exceptions to the Rule:

Although the DHLPP Vaccine is only labeled for yearly use, the protection it provides may last much longer (following recommended protocols).  However, owners of dogs in high-risk situations should consider giving this vaccine yearly.

Examples of high-risk situations:

Multi-dog households (more than four)

Previous or current cases of Parvo in the household

New pets entering household frequently (such as rescue organizations)


FVRCP:  Modified live vaccine, given subcutaneously (SQ) over the right shoulder

FeLV:  Killed vaccine, given in the left rear leg subcutaneously

Rabies:  Killed vaccine, given in the right rear leg subcutaneously

FIV:  (optional vaccine) Given SQ on a distal limb and location is noted in chart

Cat owners may consider FeLV  vaccines less frequently (or not at all) if cat is in a no-risk situation (100% indoor cat who has no direct or indirect contact with outdoor cats).  FIV vaccine may be considered for cats in high-risk situations.  Owners who opt for the FIV vaccine are encouraged to test first and Microchip their cats.

Wasson Memorial Recommended Vaccine Schedules for Dogs/Puppies and Cats/Kittens

*Our vaccine protocols are based on UC Davis recommendations.

A fecal examine is recommended for all new puppies and kittens.

We treat our patients as they were are own pets and give our best to offer you the service that you desire and they deserve.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to have your pet vaccinated please call us at:


3083 Highway 175  Lakeport, California  95453      707.263.5380     Fax:  707.263.1525

Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic

Feline Vaccination  Schedule:

6-9 weeks of age:  FVRCP

9-12 weeks of age:  FeLV, FVRCP

12- 16 weeks of age:  FeLV, FVRCP, Rabies

One year later:  FeLV, FVRCP, Rabies

Age 2:  FVRCP

Age 3:  FeLV

Age 4:  Rabies

Age 5 onwards:  one vaccine a year plus exam

Possible Exceptions to the Rule:

Although the FVRCP and FeLV vaccines are only labeled for yearly use, the protection they provide may last much longer (following recommended protocols).  However, owners of cats in high-risk situations should consider giving  these vaccines yearly.

Examples of high-risk situations:

Multi-cat households (more than four)

A cat who lives with a virus-positive cat

Outdoor cats who fight frequently

Outdoor cats who live in an area with multiple stray cats

New pets entering frequently (such as rescue organizations)