Immunizations (or vaccinations), like wellness examinations, are the cornerstone of good preventive health care. It is always safer, easier, and less expensive to prevent disease then to respond to a major medical problem. When considering immunizations it is important to completely evaluate the risk of disease, the efficacy of the vaccination, and the chances of an adverse event. At River Cove we have taken into account recommendations by the American Animal Hospital Association and American Association of Feline Practitioners, as well as independently reviewed each of our vaccine recommendations to ensure the safest and best defense against disease for your pet. We also feel that vaccine protocols cannot be one size fits all. It is imperative to strictly evaluate each pets life style to determine their risks of exposure. That is why we have both core vaccinations that are recommended in all pets and non core vaccinations that are life style dependent.