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South Jersey health department offers free rabies vaccination clinic

Published: Jan 16, 2012

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Every year the city health department in Vineland, New Jersey, hosts a free rabies clinic during which local pet owners can bring their cats and dogs to get vaccinated by veterinarians, according to The Daily Journal. The free cat and dog vaccination clinic treated about 1,000 pets in Mid-January, and the event was so successful that the health department will be running another one in late February.

Rabies is a viral disease that nearly all animals, even people, are susceptible to contracting, and there is not yet a cure for the illness, according to VCA Animal Hospitals. This is why it is especially important to have your pets vaccinated. VCA recommends taking pets in for the rabies shot between 12 and 16 weeks of age. There may also be a need for follow-up vaccinations and your vet can provide further information on when these should be administered to your furry friend.

Rabies is transmitted through bites from rabid animals, so if you suspect that your pet has been in a fight with another animal, it is best to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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General Practice

We have over 540 animal hospitals in 41 states that are staffed by more than 2,000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 200 being board-certified specialists. The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments*: Wellness, Spay/neuter, Advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), Internal medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Boarding, Grooming

*services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

We have twenty-eight specialty hospitals across the US so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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