Hatteras Island Office:

(252) 995-3960

Kitty Hawk Office:

(252) 261-3960

Main Location

(252) 261-3960

Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an essential part of responsible pet ownership, protecting your dog from serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. If you live in Kitty Hawk or Buxton, NC, keeping your dog's vaccinations up-to-date is crucial for their health and well-being. Coastal Animal Hospital, conveniently located in both Kitty Hawk and Buxton, offers comprehensive vaccination services to ensure your furry friend receives the necessary protection.

Dog Vaccination

Why Vaccinations are Important for Dogs

Vaccinations work by exposing your dog to a weakened or inactive form of a virus or bacteria. This allows their immune system to develop antibodies to fight the disease if they encounter it in the future. Vaccinations play a vital role in preventing the spread of contagious illnesses among dogs, protecting not only your pet but also the entire canine community.

Core Vaccinations for Dogs

There are core vaccinations that all dogs should receive to ensure optimal protection. The specific core vaccinations recommended by your veterinarian near you may vary depending on your dog's age, lifestyle, and risk factors. Some common core vaccinations for dogs include:

•             Rabies: This deadly virus can be transmitted to humans and other animals. Vaccination against rabies is required by law in most areas.

•             Distemper: A highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that attacks a dog's respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.

•             Parvovirus: This virus can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration, particularly in puppies.

•             Adenovirus: This virus complex can cause respiratory illness and kennel cough.

Non-Core Vaccinations for Dogs

In addition to core vaccinations, your veterinarian may recommend non-core vaccinations based on your dog's individual needs and risk factors. Some common non-core vaccinations for dogs include:

•             Bordetella Bronchiseptica: This bacteria is a major cause of kennel cough, a highly contagious respiratory illness in dogs.

•             Leptospirosis: This bacterial disease can be transmitted through contact with infected animals or contaminated water.

•             Lyme Disease: Transmitted by ticks, Lyme disease can cause fever, lameness, and kidney problems in dogs.

Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

Puppies typically receive a series of vaccinations starting at a young age, followed by booster shots throughout their lives. Adult dogs will also need periodic booster shots to maintain their immunity. Your veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital will create a personalized vaccination schedule for your dog, taking into account their age, breed, and lifestyle.

Keeping Your Dog Healthy with Coastal Animal Hospital

At Coastal Animal Hospital, located in both Kitty Hawk and Buxton, NC, our experienced veterinarians are dedicated to providing your dog with comprehensive healthcare, including essential vaccinations. We understand the importance of preventive care and will work with you to develop a vaccination plan that keeps your canine companion healthy and happy. Call Coastal Animal Hospital today at (252) 261-3960 to schedule an appointment and ensure your dog receives the vital protection they need!

Main Location


3616 N Croatan Hwy,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Temporarily Closed on Saturdays

Drop and Pickup Boarding is 9AM or 5PM if prior arrangements have been made



Hatteras Island Office:

47959 North Carolina Hwy 12,
Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: (252) 995-3960