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A personalized vaccine schedule

Here at the Durocher Veterinary we know that your pet is unique. Your pet's age, breed, general health and exposure level to disease are just some of the many factors we consider when planning your best friend's vaccination and exam schedule. Heartworm, flea and parasite control are also considered based on their individual situation.

Not all Vaccines are Created Equally!

Do you know what type of vaccine is being used on your pet? Here at Durocher Veterinary Clinic we offer the very best and safest products for vaccinating your pets.  Merial's PureVax® vaccines are the only vaccines currently available that have not been implicated in causing vaccine-induced fibrosarcomasin cats.  Research and history have taught us that using certain vaccines can stimulate the formation of a very aggressive type of cancer in cats called fibrosarcomas.

Killed virus vaccines don't normally work as well as live virus vaccines. To make a killed virus vaccine more effective, an adjuvant is often added to the vaccine to keep the vaccine at the injection site longer than it normally would stay.  Staying longer at the injection site, it can stimulate the immune system more vigorously making the vaccine more effective. Vaccines with adjuvants have been associated with an increased rate of tumors. One theory is that the prolonged stimulation causes inflammation which in turn sometimes causes a type of cancer called a fibrosarcoma. The PureVax® vaccines that we use do not contain adjuvant.

Rest assured, our top priority is your pet's safety and health. The quality and safety of the vaccines we choose for your pets are our primary consideration and the reason that sometimes our vaccinations may cost a little more than the vaccinations of others in our community. We know that your pet is worth it!


Durocher Veterinary Clinic * 703 Jackson St * Thibodaux, LA 70301 * 447-8261