Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
It is important to fully vaccinate your kitten to help provide immunity against diseases and infectious organisms. For their first few weeks of life, they have some protective immunity they received from their mother, but as they age, the immunity needs to be boostered. Vaccines are given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
Kittens should receive their 1st FVRCP vaccine at eight-weeks-old. This vaccine should be boostered every four weeks until 16 weeks of age. At 16 weeks, they will also receive their Rabies vaccine.
How often do my kittens need vaccines?
Kitten need three sets of vaccines in their first year, then yearly administration of the rabies vaccine and three-year administration of FVRCP.
Does my kitten need only core vaccines?
If your kitten is going to be an indoor cat, then vaccination against FVRCP and rabies is sufficient. If you plan to let them outside, we strongly recommend adding the FELV – Feline Leukemia Virus to their vaccine schedule.
Are there any risk associated with vaccines?
Although vaccine reactions are rare, they do occur. During your vaccine visit, your veterinarian will discuss the signs and risks of vaccine reactions. If your kitten has a history of vaccine reactions, there are precautions available to decrease the risk of reaction.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!