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.

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Kitten Vaccinations

Ah, kittens! You just can’t help falling in love with their cute faces and “mews.” Our veterinary team would be happy to answer any questions you may have about your new fluffy friend. We will help you navigate through the busy and sometimes confusing first year of kittenhood. With everything from vaccines, to behaviour issues, to food and everything in between. Our team is here to assist you with all your kitten needs and questions.

When do kittens get their first shots?

Our veterinary team recommends that kittens start their vaccine series at about 8 weeks of age. While they are nursing, the kittens will have some maternal antibodies, but once they are weaned, those antibodies start to wear off and the kitten’s immune system needs to be “reminded” to work.

How often does my kitten need vaccines?

Our veterinarians recommend kittens receive a series of 3 vaccines usually done at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.

Does my kitten need only core vaccines?

Our veterinarians recommend all kittens receive their kitten series vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age, along with full boosters 1 year later. After this, your kitten, or cat, will be given the rabies vaccine yearly and the FVRCP vaccine will be administered every 3 years. If your cat’s lifestyle warrants the FeLV vaccine as well, then this will be administered yearly also.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

While most of our cat patients rarely have any side effects from their vaccines, there are the occasional ones that will pop up. Most commonly reported would be lethargy, occasionally some vomiting or diarrhea and, much more rarely, a small lump at the site the vaccine(s) was given.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 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 519-759-3031. 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 can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Pre-booked tech appointments only).

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. 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.

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 Park Road Veterinary Clinic