We are offering vouchers with a copay for spay/neuter of cats and dogs. If you are interested in a voucher to use at a veterinary hospital, please call to get added to the waitlist. We will call when there are vouchers available.
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Any vaccine reactions or emergencies that need medical attention after vaccine clinic hours should contact:
AUSTIN VETERINARY ANIMAL HOSPITAL - 102 A Professional Park Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516 252-838-9028 - Monday - Thurs 8am - 6pm, Friday - 8am - 5pm, Saturday- 9am - 1pm
SWANSBORO ANIMAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CENTER - 130 Phillips Rd, Swansboro, NC 28584 910-325-8227 - Open 24 hours
It is common for pets to experience some or all of the following mild side effects after receiving a vaccine, usually starting within hours of the vaccination. If these side effects last for more than a day or two, or cause your pet significant discomfort, it is important for you to contact your
- Discomfort and local swelling at the vaccination site
- Mild fever
- Decreased appetite and activity
- Sneezing, mild coughing, "snotty nose" or other respiratory signs may occur 2-5 days after your pet receives an intranasal vaccine
A small, firm swelling under the skin may develop at the site of a recent vaccination. It should start to disappear within a couple weeks. If it persists more than three weeks, or seems to be getting larger, you should contact your veterinarian. Always inform your veterinarian if your pet has had prior reactions to any vaccine or medication. If in doubt, wait for 30-60 minutes following vaccination before taking your pet home.
More serious, but less common side effects, such as allergic reactions, may occur within minutes to hours after vaccination. These reactions can be life-threatening and are medical emergencies. Seek veterinary care immediately if any of these signs develop:
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Itchy skin that may seem bumpy "hives"
- Swelling of the muzzle and around the face, neck, or eyes
- Severe coughing or difficulty breathing
We are not a full service veterinary clinic. We do not offer bloodwork (to evaluate for signs of anemia or infection and/or liver and kidney function). All costs incurred for follow-up exams with private and emergency physicians are at full-cost and the owner is responsible for them. Please contact your veterinarian or one of the veterinarians listed above for follow-up exams.