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

Many cat diseases can be prevented with the use of regular vaccinations. The type and frequency of vaccinations are dependent on your cat’s lifestyle. Have a discussion with your veterinarian about what is the most appropriate strategy to keep your cat healthy.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Although the risk of exposure to disease is much more limited, cats confined indoors are still at risk for developing some diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. Your cat may be exposed to these diseases from contamination of an owner’s hands or clothes or from materials brought into the home. It is therefore very important to keep even indoor-only cats up to date with their vaccinations.

What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?

The FVRCP vaccine is a combination vaccine which provides protection against three very serious cat diseases: (1) Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis or better known as Feline Herpes Virus, (2) Feline Calicivirus, and (3) Feline Panleukopenia Virus. Vaccination against Rabies virus is also considered a core vaccine. Outside of the core vaccines is protection against Feline Leukemia Virus, which should be done if your cat goes outside, lives in a house with other cats who may be infected, or if your cat goes to a kennel.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?

Cats should be treated on an individual basis according to their lifestyle and risks. It is best to speak with your vet and decide how to best protect your animal.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?

Vaccination of healthy cats is considered a safe and very important step in preventing illness. Occasionally, cats will develop a fever and lethargy or discomfort at the site of vaccination. Rarely, cats may have an allergic reaction to the vaccine which may cause vomiting or diarrhea, laboured breathing, and the development of hives.

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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.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 30, 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 250.715.5143. 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 - 5:30 pm. Saturday: 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 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 Prevost Veterinary Clinic