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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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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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: Monday, May 25, 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 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 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 clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic