We remain open to provide urgent care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Kitten Vaccinations

Kittens require a series of vaccines that are very important to build up a protective immune response in growing cats. The vaccinations prime the immune system to neutralize the infecting organism before it has a chance to make the kitten ill. Kitten vaccinations must be staged, typically one month apart, to achieve an effective response from the immune system.

When do kittens get their first shots?

The first set of vaccines should be administered between 6 to 8 weeks of age. A complete physical examination is done at that time as well. It is also recommended to have the kitten’s stool analyzed for parasites that may have been transmitted to the kitten from his/her mom.

How often do my kittens need vaccines?

Kittens require a series of vaccines which start at 6-8 weeks of age, then again at 10-12 weeks and the final kitten vaccine is given at 14-16 weeks of age.

Does my kitten need only core vaccines?

Your kitten should also be vaccinated for Feline Leukemia Virus. This is a highly contagious disease that is fatal to all cats. Your kitten should have at least 2 sets of vaccines against the Feline Leukemia Virus during the first year.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?

Historically, there were some risks associated with vaccines and certain tumours. However, there have been vast improvements in the vaccines and in the ingredients used to formulate vaccines, so those risks have been dramatically minimized. The spread of disease in unvaccinated cats now poses a greater risk.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday April 6, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We are offering urgent care appointments only at this time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Cambrian Animal Hospital