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.
Vaccinating your kitten is a very important part of your cat having a long and healthy life. Kittens have an immature immune system and need vaccines to help build up their defences against common cat diseases.
Kittens typically receive their first vaccinations at 9 weeks of age. Some kittens can start vaccines as young as 6 weeks.
How often do my kittens need to be vaccinated?
Our vaccine protocol includes vaccines at 9 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age, depending on the risk factors of your kittens’ lifestyle.
Does my kitten need only core vaccines?
Depending on your kittens’ lifestyle risks, meaning if it goes outside, around other cats, travels etc, our veterinarians will prescribe a vaccination protocol that is designed to protect your individual cat. This may include some non-core vaccines.
Are there any risks associated with vaccines?
There is always a risk when introducing anything into your kitten’s immune system, however, our doctors take the proper precautions when vaccinating. Your cat gets a full check-up and exam before the vaccine is given. If the doctor finds any red flags such as fever or infection, they will postpone vaccination until the kitten has recovered. This is why it is so important for regular check-ups before vaccinating. Risks of contracting these diseases are far greater than the risks of vaccinating.
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.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 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 506.466.2543. 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 are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
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. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic