Pet Vaccinations Protect Against Harmful Diseases

For your pet to stay healthy, they require protection against viral and bacterial infections. Pets can be exposed to life-threatening illnesses at any time. Furthermore, different pets may encounter different diseases during their lifetime, making the right level of protection important at all times.

At Jonesville Animal Hospital, our pet clinic helps our clients from Newberry, Jonesville, Tioga, and Gainesville, FL choose the safest and best treatments for their pets. With pet vaccinations, our goal is always to keep your four-legged family member protected, at whatever stage of life they may be in. Our veterinarians look forward to creating a personal vaccine program that increases the overall well-being of your pet and helps them to enjoy an increased sense of comfort, wellness, and protection.


How Vaccines Keep Your Pet Safe

Have you ever wondered how vaccines actually work? Vaccinations work by increasing your pet's immunity to disease. First, vaccines contain antigens that mimic a specific virus. After vaccination, the immune system produces antibodies to fight the intruder. As a result, your pet's immune system will be better equipped to recognize and repel future infections.

Our animal clinic offers a variety of pet vaccinations* to keep dogs and cats healthy:

Recommended Vaccines for Cats and Dogs

Cats (Feline)

  • Rabies
  • Feline distemper (FVRCP)
  • Leukemia (FeLV)

Dogs (Canine)

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (DHPP)
  • Bordetella
  • Bivalent canine influenza
  • Leptospirosis

*Our veterinary clinic carries non-adjuvanted vaccines for cats and dogs to reduce health risks. Adjuvants heighten the body's immune response but can also trigger harmful reactions such as vaccine-associated sarcomas. Non-adjuvanted vaccines are safer and just as effective.

Tailoring Vaccines to Your Pet's Needs

Healthy dogs and cats should have routine vaccinations to sustain their immunity. At our veterinary hospital, we stay current with the latest vaccination protocols established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This helps us reduce the risk of over-vaccination while still keeping your pet well-protected. Our veterinarians and veterinary staff highly recommend rabies and distemper vaccines for our patients, because these are lethal diseases.

Furthermore, our veterinarians offer additional vaccines based on certain lifestyle factors such as age, breed, size, medical history, environment, and exposure risk. The variety of factors we consider during any veterinary service is why we take the time to understand our patients and clients - we respect and support their personal needs and adjust our care to those needs accordingly.

To learn more about the vaccination protocols of our animal hospital or to make your next appointment, please call our animal clinic at (352) 331-7050. Our veterinarians look forward to helping you with your pet's health care and protecting them from illness.

To the proud pet owners of Newberry, Jonesville, Tioga, Gainesville, FL and across Alachula County, we can’t wait to see you soon!


I could not love a place of business any more than I do Jonesville Animal Hospital. Both veterinarians are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and loving towards the animals. The staff has some of the friendliest people I've met, and their professionalism is top-notch. The facility is large, clean, and modern, and the extended hours are fantastic for working professionals. Thank you for being so great to our dog, Charlie!

- Amy

Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman are awesome! When one of my dogs was afraid of going to the vet, they worked with me to make her visits as stress-free as possible. They go out of their way to make every visit great and the facility is clean and inviting. They know me by name when I come to buy dog food and always offer to bring it to the car for me if I have my two young daughters with me.

- Christopher

I have had the privilege of having Dr. Lerman taking care of our animals for over 20 years.  The compassion, knowledge and attention to detail displayed in the variety of situations we have experienced is truly amazing and appreciated. It is so evident that everyone associated with Jonesville Animal Hospital has a true love of providing quality care for animals.

- Bob

The staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital is always exceptional! Our beloved Border Collie, Mysti, was a patient there for 10 years, and we always felt as if they loved her as much as we did. Even after her passing they sent our family the most heart felt, loving message to console us. We think the world of the entire team! Now our new puppy, Boo, will enjoy their loving care too.

- Gina

The Doctors and Staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are top-notch. They stayed late, performed emergency surgeries after "normal" business hours, and made sure to call and update me of their status even though it was 9PM at night. I feel like they treat each pet as if it were their own, and always have the best interest of the pet in mind.

- Heather

Jonesville Animal Hospital is simply the best! Our dogs have been patients at Jonesville Animal Hospital ever since it was first opened by Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman. They have cared for our whippet and our two greyhounds. The expert care, knowledge, and compassion shown to us by Drs. Vliet and Lerman and their entire team is outstanding. It is obvious that they love our dogs. 

- Rita

I have entrusted the care of my three dogs to Drs. Vliet and Lerman for about 10 years and am so pleased with their practice.  I like that I've never had to deal with a waiting room full of animals; they check every patient in quickly and get them into exam rooms to avoid any "doggy personality differences!" Their support staff always make my dogs feel welcomed, non-threatened and their favorite patients of all time! 

- Sherri

The wonderful care provided to our three cats, at Jonesville Animal Hospital, makes me wish that they were my health care providers! Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman have given our cats exceptional care at every visit. They've helped us navigate behavior issues and patiently saw us to a resolution. These fine vets have put together an incredible staff, all of whom adore animals! I cannot say enough about JAH, and highly recommend them!

- Shirley

I recently moved to the Gainesville area, and I was thrilled to discover Jonesville Animal Hospital. My 10-year-old Lab suffers from a few health problems and I wanted to find a top-notch local vet for her. Jonesville Animal Hospital has more than exceeded my expectations. This is by far the best service I've ever received from a veterinary hospital.

- Amy