Does my pet have to get a rabies vaccination?

Our area require dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies. These laws help protect both pets and people from this deadly disease. Blue Ridge Veterinary Services recommends other species, such as horses, goats, cattle, ferrets, etc be vaccinated against Rabies to protect them and their caregivers as well.

Because of rabies laws, control and prevention programs, and pet owners’ cooperation, domesticated pets in North America rarely become infected with this disease. By keeping your pet up-to-date on his or her rabies vaccination, not only are you protecting your pet, but you’re also helping to eradicate rabies from the pet population in your community.


We have a veterinarian on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the clinic and if your call is not answered directly you will receive a message instructing you how to reach the on-call doctor.

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