An Ounce of Prevention for Havana Area Pets

Pet Vaccinations and Prevention

Pet vaccinations and parasite control are simple and easy ways to ensure your pet’s overall health. Designed to increase your pet’s immunity against conditions and infestations that can lead to serious medical complications, both can be administered during annual wellness exams or in the comfort of your own home.  Our Complete Care Value Package, are a great way to keep your pet healthy without empting your pocketbook.

Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinating your pet is one of the simplest ways to keep him or her safe and healthy. Prairie Ridge Veterinary Clinic will work with you to customize a protocol that meets the specific needs of lifestyle and living environment of your pet.

A new puppy or kitten should receive his or her first set of vaccination between the ages of six to eight weeks during their initial wellness examination. Over the next couple of months, your pet will receive a series of booster to help build the immune system. As adult pets, vaccinations can be administered annually during the yearly health care exam.

  • Dog Vaccinations
  • Distemper
  • Rabies
  • Bordatella
  • Lyme disease
  • Canine flu
  • Cat Vaccinations
  • Distemper
  • Rabies
  • Feline leukemia

Parasite Control

Fleas, ticks, heartworm, and other intestinal worms can lead to serious health conditions for your pet. During health wellness visits, your veterinarian can screen for parasites and suggest products that can protect your pet, and family, from disease and illness.


Your pet may not have fleas right now, but a simple walk can change that. Flea bites can cause painful reactions, irritating itching, and serious illness. Our veterinarians recommend year-round treatment and will be happy to discuss products that can kill off any adult fleas as well as prevent larva eggs from hatching.


Ticks are a leading source of tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, among pets and their owners. While a simple blood test can let your veterinarian know if your pet is infected so that an appropriate treatment option can be prescribed, prevention is a simpler option that is less expensive and pain free.


Spread by bites from infected mosquitoes, heartworm can lead to serious heart and lung problems, which usually are fatal. Year-round prevention from heartworm also protects your pet from many other parasites, including roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.

“Dr. Yetter’s professional & compassionate care enabled us to have Lady as a member of our family for over 17 years. Through his knowledge, extensive research, and willingness to reach out, he provided Lady with a long quality life in spite of numerous health issues. We are eternally grateful.”

— Diane & Terry Svob

“Dr. Yetter and the staff at Prairie Ridge have given excellent care to my family of pets for about 20 years. I always feel comfortable asking questions and knowing I will get complete, caring answers. Dr. Yetter researches to find the best treatment options. My cats and dog are family to me, and we trust Prairie Ridge Veterinary Clinic.”

—Janis Blout

“We are so grateful for the hard work and extra research Dr. Yetter did for our Tansy-cat to find out why she wasn’t eating. If there is a time when your most precious friend is ill and you need to trust someone to care for them, Dr. Yetter is definitely that person! He went above and beyond to do everything he could to save our beautiful Tansy.”

— Tom & Bev Berberett

“My pets have been patients of Dr. Yetter and his great staff for many years, and I have always been grateful for their efficiency and helpfulness. Having good care right here in Havana is a big plus!”

— Jan McFarlin

“I began to bring in my labs into PRVC when I started working there, and was happy to have such a caring and knowledgeable doctor to take care of two of my best friends. It always amazes me just how much care goes into each and every animal, let alone the perseverance of Dr. Yetter and staff (I should call them family) in working out how to treat each and every problem.”

— Chris Johnson