Vaccine Schedules

Vaccinations against contagious and deadly diseases such as rabies, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine bordetella, feline leukemia, feline distemper and other serious diseases are very important to protect your pet's health and well being.


Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations


Puppies and kittens need vaccinations early in life as antibodies they receive from their mother start to decrease around 6 to 8 weeks of age.  It is during this time that they need to start building their own immunity through vaccinations.  In our puppy vaccination course we normally vaccinate against  distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and finally rabies.  In our kitten vaccination course we vaccinate against Rhinotracheitis virus, Calici virus, leukemia virus, distemper (Panleukopenia) and again rabies.  Below is a general guideline that we recommend:


6 to 8

Weeks Old

DAPP (Distemper, Hepatitis,

Parafluenza, Parvovirus)

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis,

Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

10 to 12

Weeks Old

DAPP-L Booster

Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel


FVRCP Booster

FELV Vaccine (Feline Leukemia)

14 to 18

Weeks Old

DAPP-L Booster

Bordetella Booster

1 Year Rabies

FVRCP Booster

FELV Booster


















We recommend that you keep your puppy or kitten away from unvaccinated pets while the vaccinations schedule is in process and away from places of multiple pet exposure.


Adult Dog and Cat Vaccinations

To keep your adult dog and cat in optimum health, it is important that at the yearly wellness exams that they receive their vaccines according to their risk of exposure at appropriate intervals.  Canine Rabies will be given every two years.




Canine Dapp

Canine Dapp-L

Canine Rabies

Canine Bordetella

Canine Rattlesnake

Feline FVRCP

Feline FELV

Feline Rabies










Rattlesnake Vaccination


Rattlesnake vaccinations are an important, but optional, part of the vaccination process and should be scheduled in April of each year.  Your pet must be a least three months of age.  If you dog or puppy has never received the rattlesnake vaccine, we will give the initial vaccination with a booster given two to four weeks later.  Yearly booster vaccinations should be given 30 days prior to expected exposure to rattlesnakes.  Even if your pet has received the rattlesnake vaccine, we ask that you still bring your pet in if bitten as he may need medical attention for infection or swelling.



Monday - Friday

7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday - For Food & Prescription Pick-up Only

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Address and Phone

Black Hills Animal Hospital

2909 Cambell St

Rapid City, SD  57701

605-343-6066 - Phone

605-343-0813 - Fax