VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital

Charlotte Pet Vaccinations

We attempt to tailor our vaccine protocol to the needs of you and your pet. Not all pets receive the same vaccinations. For instance a dog that frequents public parks, day care, boarding kennels or grooming parlors may receive more or different vaccinations than a dog that never leaves home. Likewise, a cat that goes outdoors may receive additional immunizations compared to an exclusively indoor cat.

Immunizations offered at VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital include:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza
  • Canine Influenza
  • Bordetella (Infectious Tracheobronchitis or Canine Respiratory Vaccine)
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR)
  • Panleukopenia


Puppies should begin their immunization series at 6-8 weeks of age. Booster immunizations are administered every 3 weeks between 6-16 weeks of age. Diseases routinely vaccinated against include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, bordetella (infectious tracheobronchitis) and rabies. Once the initial vaccination series has been completed, booster vaccinations will be given based on your dog’s needs and risk factors.

Kittens begin their immunizations between 6-8 weeks of age and are vaccinated at 6-8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age . Diseases vaccinated against include Feline Rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, calici virus, feline leukemia and rabies. Future frequency of vaccines is based on your cat’s needs and risk factors.

It is important to know that Rabies vaccination is REQUIRED for dogs and cats in North Carolina by law . Rabies is a fatal disease in both animals and people. Fines and pet confiscation by Animal Control may occur if your pet is involved in a “bite incident” and is not current on rabies vaccination. A “bite incident” does not necessarily imply that your pet has bit someone. It may entail your pet being the victim of a bite by another unvaccinated dog or cat or by wildlife such as a raccoon. Make sure your dog or cat is protected and always CURRENT on rabies vaccination.

Call Stoney Creek Animal Hospital today to update your pet's vaccination status.


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.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.