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.
Feline vaccines are an integral part of your cat’s health care and just one way to aid in your cat living a long and healthy life. Each year during your cat’s physical exam, vaccines will be administered to ensure that your cat’s immune system is strong enough to defend your cat against certain viruses. Vaccines prevent illnesses by producing an immune response should your pet come in contact with a disease. If your pet is not protected by these vaccines and does come in contact with various viruses, they can become very sick.
It is always a good idea to vaccinate your pets even if they are strictly inside. You never know when a virus will show up. Some viruses (included in the core vaccinations) can be transmitted on our clothing and passed along to your beloved pet.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
The FVRCP vaccine helps protect your cat from Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (upper respiratory disease), Calici Virus, and Panleukopenia (a severe disease of the gastrointestinal tract, immune system, and nervous system).
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Vaccines are just one way you can ensure your pet has a long and healthy life. Each year your cat needs to visit their Doctor for a physical exam. During that exam, their vaccines will be brought up to date to ensure diseases are prevented.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Vaccines are the safest way to prevent disease. Although just like everything we do in life, there is always a small risk; however, our doctors feel that the rewards definitely outweigh the risks of the diseases that they prevent.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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 506.622.2355. 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 and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital