Updated: May 3
You need to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in the day or two after you bring your puppy home. This serves several purposes. First, it ensures that your puppy is in good health and provides a baseline for us in the contract of purchase. Second, it provides your veterinarian an opportunity to get to know your puppy. Third, it will enable your veterinarian a chance to review your puppies health records and discuss with you upcoming vaccinations, and other options for de-wormers. Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis, and rabies are considered core vaccines you should consider.
Your veterinarian is an important member of your team. At a minimum, you should plan to see your vet at least annually. Be sure to plan ahead for this important aspect of puppy ownership.