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.
Our clinic recommends vaccines as an easy way to prevent some illnesses. We vaccinate cat against very serious and very contagious diseases. Some diseases, like Feline Leukemia, are prevalent in the Sudbury area. Other vaccines are required by law – such as the Rabies vaccine because the Rabies virus poses a threat to the human population as well as the pet population.
We recommend all cats have their initial kitten vaccines to build up immunity against serious and potentially life-threatening illness. Having a strictly indoor cat is a good way to help prevent the spread of disease as long as there is no possibility that another cat will come into your household (via adoption or fostering) and the cat has no way of sharing the same airspace as another cat. For example, if your cat likes to sit in an open window space with just a screen between the cat and the outside, there isn’t any way of preventing a passing stray cat from transmitting disease. It is always best to prevent disease rather than treat disease and some diseases have no treatment. Indoor cats don’t require vaccines as frequently as cats who go outdoors. Our veterinarians can help assess your cat’s risk factors and make recommendations to meet your specific needs.
What is FVRCP core vaccine for cats?
FVRCP stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. Core vaccines always contain protection against these highly contagious diseases. We also include Feline Leukemia in the vaccines that we offer for cats.
How often does my adult cat need vaccination?
After the initial series of kitten vaccines, once yearly vaccination is recommended for adult cats. The rabies vaccine is done once at 4 months of age, again at 16 months of age and then it is given every 3 years thereafter.
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.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm Friday: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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!