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.

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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinating your cat has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help them live a long, healthy life. Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect cats. There are different vaccines for certain diseases, different types and combinations depending on your cat’s lifestyle. Core vaccines are recommended to all healthy cats and protect them against Panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis) and rabies. Non-core vaccines are given depending on lifestyle (i.e. feline leukemia).

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Most clients vaccinate their indoor cats to booster their immune system and make sure they don’t get sick if they accidentally slip out of the house. Most indoor cats don’t necessarily need Leukemia or Rabies.

What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?


Core vaccines include Panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis).

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


Adult cats need to be vaccinated yearly for Rabies. We only carry the 1-year Rabies vaccine. Core vaccines are boostered at one year and then are on a 3-year rotation after that.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?


Some cats may experience side effects from vaccinations. These include but not limited to; fever, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lameness, hives, swelling or redness around the injection site. Majority of cats have no side effects.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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

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. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic