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.
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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital