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.
When kittens are born, they receive some immunity from their mothers. As they are developing, kittens will begin to lose this immunity and will need to start producing their protection against common diseases. Giving boosters of a vaccine is a safe way to expose your cat to common diseases. We prime kittens’ immune systems to start producing the antibodies needed to fend off exposure.
It is recommended to have a kitten’s first vet visit when they are 8 weeks of age. At this time, the first FVRCP booster will be administered. This vaccine will require 2 additional boosters to be given at 12 weeks of age and again at 16 weeks of age. Only after all 3 boosters are given is your cat fully vaccinated against FVRCP.
Rabies is vaccinated against when the kitten is at least 16 weeks of age and only requires the one booster.
Feline Leukemia is vaccinated against when the kitten is 12 weeks of age and requires one additional booster at 16 weeks of age.
How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?
Kittens require 3 sets of boosters in total when they are young. After their kitten vaccinations are completed, the next vaccines are not due until a year later at their first annual exam. At this time, rabies, FVRCP and feline leukemia are readministered.
When your kitten is full grown, feline leukemia and FVRCP vaccines can then be given every 3 years, whereas rabies will continue to be an annual vaccine.
Does my kitten only need core vaccines?
Even if your kitten is going to be a strictly indoor cat with no access to the outdoors or other cats, we still recommend having the core vaccines administered.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!