Vaccinations for life, just £99*
Keep your pet protected for the time of their lives
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations which includes annual booster vaccinations, an annual health check with your vet and an annual health check with a veterinary nurse.
Our Vac4Life Health Plan offers you & your pet:
Keeping your pet’s vaccinations up to date is essential to help keep dangerous diseases at bay. Our Vac4Life plan makes it easy and affordable, with a lifetime of booster vaccinations for a one-off payment of £99*.
Vac4Life isn’t just about the annual injection, important though that is. Your pet also gets an annual check by one of our vets when vaccination time comes round.
Also included in Vac4Life, is an annual nurse health check 6 months after your pet's booster vaccination. These regular visits give us the opportunity to monitor the general health of your pet and notice those often subtle changes, allowing you to catch painful or even life-threatening conditions early.
Please note: Vac4Life is only available at participating Vets4Pets and Companion Care surgeries. *Vac4Life Terms & conditions apply. Vac4Life is for pets vaccinated within the last 30 days. Initial vaccination course is payable separately. Please ask in practice for the full range of vaccinations included and for more details.
Unfortunately it is impossible to fully protect your pet from exposure to diseases. Pets can escape; some diseases can live in soil on boots and be brought into the house; cattery or kennel stays can expose pets to other animals, and wildlife such as rats can enter homes.
While an indoor pet is safer from disease exposure than an outdoor pet there are advantages to outdoor access in terms of welfare and, while house rabbits and cats can do well indoors, all dogs need outdoor exercise as part of their regular routine.
Full vaccination provides protection in all circumstances – safest all round!
There is good evidence that the vast majority of dogs are protected against viral distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus for three years after the primary course of vaccinations. Similar data exists for panleukopaenia in cats, and for this reason our vets have carefully selected vaccines that allow extended intervals between vaccinations against these diseases.
However, leptospirosis in dogs and feline leukaemia virus in cats are both endemic (everywhere) in the UK. Sadly, protection from these vaccines does not last much beyond 12 months - that is why revaccination against these diseases is recommended on an annual basis.
This means if you look at your vaccination card you’ll see that, while your dog or cat has vaccinations every year, it won’t always be against the same diseases.
Titre testing (blood testing) is available for checking a dog's antibody levels against the core viral diseases at all of our clinics upon request (there is no effective test for leptospirosis). This carries an additional cost above vaccination and involves a blood sample being taken.
An annual visit to the vets also means a chance for a full top to tail health check, giving you and your vet the chance to spot any brewing problems early. Another great reason to get your vaccination appointment booked!