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Vaccinating Your Pet

At Portland Vets, we believe that vaccination is an essential aspect of maintaining your pet’s health. We use the latest and safest vaccines for each species, adjusting the frequency of vaccinations based on the latest research on virus strains, immunity and your individual pet’s lifestyle. You can book your pet in for a vaccination by calling or emailing us, or via PetsApp – just click on the widget at the bottom of our website.

Additionally, we offer antibody titre testing for dogs to determine if they have adequate immunity to certain viruses. This test is not yet available for other pets and it is not always appropriate for every dog. To find out more and to see if your dog is suitable for the test, please book an appointment with one of our vets.

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What do we vaccinate against?

To best protect your pet against a number of potentially fatal diseases that are prevalent in the UK, we have set out the sections below to give you all the information you may need.

 

For puppies and kittens, we recommend vaccinations after the mother’s immunity begins to fade, usually around a few weeks of age. For dogs, we recommend vaccinations for diseases such as Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Leptospirosis, with a thorough health check at each vaccination. For cats, we recommend vaccinations for diseases such as Feline Infectious Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia, with boosters recommended annually. Look at the sections below to find out more on each disease and the routine of the vaccination course.

At Portland Vets, we recommend vaccinations to protect dogs from the following diseases:

Leptospirosis: Contracted from the urine of rats and other dogs and present in canals, rivers, and ponds in the UK, it can also cause disease in people.

Canine Parvovirus: A hardy virus that causes severe blood vomiting and diarrhoea. It caused major epidemics in the 1970s and is still present in certain parts of the UK.

Infectious Hepatitis: Still exists in the UK but is exceptionally rare due to vaccination.

Canine Distemper: another severe, usually fatal disease that is uncommon in the UK but has had major outbreaks in Europe.

Kennel Cough: Extremely unpleasant infection that resembles whooping cough.

Rabies: Fatal disease that is not found in the UK, but vaccination is required as part of the pet travel scheme for dogs going abroad, more information on this can be found on our Pet Travel page <link to Pet Travel page>.

The following diseases can be prevented through vaccination, which will be customised to your pet’s specific risk of infection.

Kittens receive vaccinations at 9 and 12 weeks, followed by annual adult vaccinations. Scientific research has demonstrated that a single vaccine shot provides approximately 12 months of immunity in cats, hence yearly boosters are recommended.

Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (Herpesvirus and Calicivirus) – Two viruses that are very common in cats and cause symptoms ranging from eye ulcers to mouth and tongue ulcers, even pneumonia. They often lead to secondary bacterial infections and can be fatal in severe cases.

Panleukopenia (Feline Infectious Enteritis) – A virus that causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration, often resulting in death. Thanks to vaccination, this disease is now less prevalent in the UK.

Feline Leukaemia Virus – A leading cause of death in UK cat population, spread through saliva and blood from fighting. The virus weakens blood cells and bone marrow, making cats vulnerable to infections, anaemia, and cancer. Early vaccination and booster shots are required for protection, but indoor cats don’t need this vaccine.

Rabies – A fatal disease not found in the UK. Vaccination is mandatory for travel abroad under the pet passport scheme, more on which can be found on our Pet Travel page <link to Pet Travel page>.

At Portland Vets, we offer vaccinations to protect rabbits from the following diseases:

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1 and 2 (VHD1 and VHD2): Another common disease of rabbits causing sudden death, sometimes presenting signs of bleeding prior to death.

Myxomatosis: A insect transmitted, fatal disease of rabbits.

Rabbit vaccinations are available from 5-7 weeks of age and require a booster every 12 months. A new vaccine combining those three diseases is available and is used as a single injection providing immunity for 12 months. If your rabbit was vaccinated before with a different vaccine, your vet will discuss the plan to switch to the single vaccine with you during the appointment.

 

If you have more questions then contact our nursing team.

 

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Edwige E.
Edwige E.
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Lucy
Lucy
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I always recommend Portland Vets to anyone looking for a Vet. We always get fast appointments and great care every time we go. Today we came in for an emergency, less than ten minutes from our call we were in to see a vet for our cat who had gone into sudden heart failure and was having an episode. We had many updates from Portland while he was in their care throughout the day. His condition is very sad, but he’s back home and doing much better thanks to Portland Vets and we trust them to help us care for him whatever happens.
Selina W.
Selina W.
1704372716
Very helpful receptionists and caring vets and nurses
Jasmine H.
Jasmine H.
1702980331
The most friendly and caring people I’ve ever met I trust them completely with my pets
Maggie S.
Maggie S.
1701462317
Portland Vets Horley. We recently had a scary experience with our 12 week old puppy. The team was very supportive and helpful. We are so grateful for all of the work they have done! Thank you!
William S.
William S.
1699641747
Lovely vet, although it's not somewhere you want to be the facility is very clean as you'd expect and the staff are all lovely, you can tell they have a passion for the work they do.
Megan D.
Megan D.
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The best bets around! Wouldn't trust anyone else with my doggos! Thanks again team for all you do!
Elaine S.
Elaine S.
1697218536
Staff were very helpful and saw my fur baby same day
kasi O.
kasi O.
1697129049
Friendly staff who are always kind to my cat.
Alison B.
Alison B.
1695846435
Excellent. My cat is feisty and the vet was super with her.
Mucky P.
Mucky P.
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Very caring and compassionate staff. We wouldn’t go anywhere else 🥰
Patricia B.
Patricia B.
1695648272
Always helpful and know what they are doing
Claire P.
Claire P.
1695278645
So helpful and understanding. Was seen very quickly. Thank you.
Stephen T.
Stephen T.
1694776423
Great vet and very helpful
Poonam D.
Poonam D.
1693749326
We recently moved all our animals to Portland vets in Horley and East Grinstead. I’m so impressed with the service I wish I’d move sooner! We receive full written details of any animal that undergoes any testing or surgery with very clear details of their results, a phone call before and after, and also photos of the animal whilst they are recovering from surgery with updates to how their recovery is going. The vets always gets back to us within the same day and all the staff always have a smile on their faces, nothing ever seems to much to ask! I absolutely adore Charlotte at Horley, she is just amazing!!
dean M.
dean M.
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Always helpful and pleasant
Tony H.
Tony H.
1692437644
Excellent.
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Sandra G.
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Very friendly staff great place to go to with you animals
Alison G.
Alison G.
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Knowledgeable and caring staff.
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Theresa G.
1687767164
Portland Pets go above and beyond. The staff are so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The premises are clean and tidy and morning is too much trouble. Highly recommended.
Libby F.
Libby F.
1687335109
Very professional, caring, and compassionate
Adrian P.
Adrian P.
1683276637
Great service, no wait. Lovely people
Kelly H.
Kelly H.
1683214405
Great vets. The service is always brilliant
Stephanie H.
Stephanie H.
1682700980
I changed vets recently since getting two kittens after a terrible experience somewhere else. Portland Horley have been absolutely incredible and very supportive. I had to take my kitten in for an emergency appointment today and everybody was so calm and helpful, it definitely eased my own anxiety and I am so grateful. Thank you!
Craig S.
Craig S.
1677325308
The staff were all very polite and efficient, and rhe vet did fabulous job giving our kittens their first vaccine.
Dave M.
Dave M.
1677100379
Lovely people who actually care about the health and well-being of the animals in their care. Can't recommend them enough.
Tim R.
Tim R.
1676466010
Fantastic people always so helpful.
Jordan S.
Jordan S.
1672909115
Amazing practice with amazing staff :)
Cary C.
Cary C.
1671358419
Very friendly, helpful and knowledge staff. It is the best place to take my fur baby in the area!
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DulceMamaMX
1671134234
Great place and very lovely people attending.
Stephanie F
Stephanie F
1668947097
Brought my bulldog puppy to our vets (Portland Vets) with a very obvious issue. He was losing blood from his private’s, and was very scary for my children and I.Charlotte saw us and diagnosed immediately with a urethral prolapse.She was kind, compassionate and thorough.They were all so caring and accommodating from start to finish.He had surgery arranged, followed by medications and after his surgery, they sent me a what’s app pic of our boy, offering us much reassurance and consideration for our worries for him.His post op checks were always on time, never late seeing us and thorough with their explanation of all aspects of his condition and aftercare.I highly recommend this Vet practice.I feel they loved my puppy and would bend over backwards for him. This was so important for us, considering the type of issue we come against with him, also being highly anxious about him being put to sleep, being a flat faced breed & only 5 months old.The reception staff are so welcoming, and friendly and made a fuss over my boy, who is young and a little scared to begin with.Soon enough he was calm and loving the staff, receiving his cuddles.Thank you for being excellent!
J S
J S
1668016180
They did what they could for my little girl, but sadly she was lost to some form of aggressive cancer recently that no one could help. She was never scared to visit here, quite the opposite. Vets are expensive, period, but they handled my insurance claims well here.
a healing touch G.
a healing touch G.
1667420049
Staff are always friendly
Barbara F.
Barbara F.
1667074166
Brilliant service kind are caring staff. Nothing to much problem.
Sally R.
Sally R.
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Had to have a emergency appointment this morning for my Cat Lizzie. Staff and receptionist were fantastic. Would highly recommend Portland Vets.
Anne B.
Anne B.
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Very caring and reasonable prices.Staff are lovely.
Chris D.
Chris D.
1662748034
Great friendly service & always happy to help answer any questions or concerns with advice
Lee K.
Lee K.
1660992569
Fantastic vet practice, I would highly recommend, staff are extremely friendly and understanding when it is needed..we unfortunately had to say goodbye to our cat chewy a couple of weeks ago and the compassion they showed was amazing, sending a sympathy card was a very nice gesture and much appreciated.
angela T.
angela T.
1658913994
The vets and whole team at portland are fantastic. We haven't been in that many times but when you do go there is always such a warm welcome from everyone, it feels personal like vets used to in the olden days!! There is a real team/family feel to the place. I only wish they could offer a 24/7 service but totally understand its not that easy, that said their out of hours service at East Grinstead is also second to none, we unfortunately had to use this service last week but it was well worth the drive for first class care for your pets. Selfishly I probably should stop recommending them as I don't want them to go so busy I can't get an appointment!!!!Fantastic vets, fantastic nurses and brilliant receptionists, thank you all!
Ryan N.
Ryan N.
1657268370
What an amazing Vets, Portland Horley are.We run a busy Boarding Kennels and at times, dogs in out care need to see a Vet, as a Kennel owner there is nothing more worrying than looking after someone else Dog and it becoming sick and unable to see a Vet quickly. Portland Horley have never let me down, always taking the worry off my shoulders and fitting me in, and seeing to the Dogs so quickly, kindly and professionally. Even 15 mins before they closed (Sorry)Portland really are the best Vets I have come across.Thank you to all, including the Reception Team. Ryan @ Tagzvondeni Kennels
Robin P.
Robin P.
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Very knowledgeable vet. Sensitive to our older dog.
Caroline H.
Caroline H.
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Brilliant vets that diagnosed our dogs problems very quickly. Got her the specialist help she needed and saved her life.
guy S.
guy S.
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Very helpful, friendly and local
Sophie B.
Sophie B.
1644069928
I have always called up late minute for an emergency appointment and they have always fitted me in within an hour on a Saturday. Everyone’s polite and friendly - just want you want for your fur baby!
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Paul Fennell (.
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Brilliant staff ,nurses and vets.100% invested in your animals welfareThey take the time and effort to fully explain everything and really want to know about your animals welfare and upkeep.Great venue and great vets
Paul P.
Paul P.
1642183904
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Matthew H.
Matthew H.
1642066928
Always very friendly and professional
mark Z.
mark Z.
1641840044
Brilliantly just outstanding. Highly recommended
Megan
Megan
1638202397
I have two bunnies and would recommend Portland to any rabbit owners in or around Horley! They are super kind and informative, and every staff member I've ever met, from receptionist to nurse is super lovely and friendly. Very reasonably priced too, not a very that you feel ripped off by. They truly care about the animals. Would give a 6/5 if I could!
Dave P
Dave P
1636624764
First time visiting Portland in Horley with our two nine week old kittens. The staff are lovely. Caring, attentive and welcoming. So glad we chose Portland for our two little pocket rockets!
Stuart H.
Stuart H.
1636022308
Top vets on area.
Gergana K.
Gergana K.
1635554963
Excellent service, very kind staff and lovely place for the pets! Glad that I found them!
Zena P.
Zena P.
1633027704
Good value for money friendly staff
Lucy S.
Lucy S.
1631629372
Great vets, really care about the animals and lovely helpful staff.
Joanna W.
Joanna W.
1631471228
Super friendly and helpful. My dog has always been comfortable around the staff
Frans C
Frans C
1630157904
A cheerful person at reception, vetenary was professional, approachable and helpful, good parking facilities,all staff informative and forthcoming with advice on animal welfare.
John H.
John H.
1628875374
They are the best Vets in the area. I would not use anyone else. They treat the pet owner with respect.
Andy W.
Andy W.
1627969277
Choosing somewhere for your pets is always difficult as you have to trust the people looking f after your pets. Portland vets have been absolutely fantastic, they are 100% there for the animals and not the money. They always provide really good advice and information without trying to sell unnecessary treatme to and procedures etc. Our cat always comes first and not their pockets. Genuine staff and would recommend anyone to take their pets there
Ed D.
Ed D.
1626453170
Fantastic people here. Fully checked out fur baby and clear concise explanation on what they did and what we need to do to get her on the mend.
Joanne M.
Joanne M.
1625939388
I can't honestly rate this vets enough, the staff on reception are so polite and friendly, the vets itself is clean and tidy and with a great choice of doggo toys to buy when you feel like a guilty pawrent. Charlotte is amazing, it's nice to have a vet who explains the process and who is also non judgemental and really cares and clearly knows her stuff.So pleased I've found you guys. Keep up the great work x x love mia and family
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