We remain open to provide 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.
Even though cats are now officially the most popular pet in North America, they are the pet that is the least likely to be brought in to the veterinarian for preventative and routine health care. This is very disheartening, as it is well documented that routine prevention (examinations, vaccinations, and blood work for example) can add years to your cat’s life.
Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?
Keeping a cat indoors is strongly recommended, as it can increase the healthy, happy time you have with your kitty (on average) by 7 years! Although it is true for keeping your kitty inside decreases their risk of contracting an infectious disease, it does not make them immune. Stray neighbourhood cats, human fomite transmission, and environmental contamination are serious concerns in the indoor unvaccinated cat. We strongly recommend that cats (and all pets) be vaccinated based on the current CVMA guidelines to keep them healthy and happy.
What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?
FVRCP is the core vaccine given to all cats in North America. It provides immunity to three viruses: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, with the addition of chlamydia psittaci depending on your location. These viruses are the most common transmissible viruses in cats and can cause very serious disease and even death if your pet contracts them without protection. Other core vaccines include feline leukemia and rabies.
How often does my adult cat need vaccination?
Adult feline vaccine durations vary. Leukemia is annual, and FVRCP and rabies are given on a 3-year rotation to minimize the number of injections per visit.
Are there any risk associated with vaccines?
Vaccines are very safe. We will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have for your individual pet.
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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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 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 when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, 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 roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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.