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Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccinating is a very effective method to prevent certain communicable diseases in your pet. These diseases are serious threats to unvaccinated kittens and can be life-threatening and expensive to treat. Vaccinating your kitten drastically reduces their risk of contracting these diseases. It also reduces the chance that they will pass these diseases onto other kittens.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?


Kittens generally receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


Your kitten will be examined and receive vaccinations at 4-week intervals starting at 8 weeks of age to approximately 16 weeks of age.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?


Your kitten’s lifestyle will determine the vaccines administered. Our veterinary team will ask about exposure to other cats, travel, access to the outdoors, boarding and grooming.

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Last updated: April 19, 2021

Dear Clients,

In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:

If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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!

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital