Vaccines create antibodies, which protect your pet from disease. Up-to-date vaccinations play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines. At the AMC, we strive to protect your pet against preventable diseases while trying to minimize unnecessary vaccinations. Our vaccination recommendations are tailored to each individual pet and depend on factors such as species, age, the risk of exposure, history of reaction, the severity of disease, and efficacy of an available vaccine. Since vaccine schedules are subject to change based on the most current information available, we recommend that you call our hospital for information about our vaccine protocols. Rabies vaccination is required by California State law for both cats and dogs.