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.
Adding a furry feline friend to your family is very exciting. Each kitten will have their own needs. When you schedule them in for their first visit and vaccines, we can discuss your new kitten’s needs and develop a plan for you.
Their first visit and vaccines can and should be given at 8 weeks of age.
How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?
Kitten vaccines are usually given 3-4 weeks apart at 8 weeks of age, 12 weeks of age, and the final one at 16 weeks of age. Following the initial round of kitten vaccinations, your kitten will then transition to a yearly protocol for the first year and then a 3-year vaccine protocol thereafter as directed by your veterinarian.
Does my kitten only need core vaccines?
Your kitten’s lifestyle will determine the vaccine protocol. The Rabies vaccine is required by law for all pets. At the time of your first appointment, we will talk to you about the required vaccines and determine a schedule from there.
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, March 23, 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 613.443.5459. 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.
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: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
7. 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.
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital