Vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet's overall quality of life. Vaccinations also can help avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented. "Core" vaccines are recommended for most pets in a particular area or geographical location because they protect from diseases most common in that area. "Non-core" vaccines are for individual pets with unique needs. Your pet's vaccination program will be customized based on your pet's life style and risk factors for optimal protection throughout your pet's life.