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.
We can provide your pet with the necessary vaccines (required by law) and suggest other optimal vaccines based on lifestyle, exposure and geography. Vaccines protect your pet from serious often deadly viruses and can prevent transmission to other animals and people. Vaccines are an effective, relatively low-cost option for patients to avoid potentially costly procedures and ensure a healthy, safe and happy pet.
Yes, all pets are at risk for contracting rabies- and it is required by law in Ontario. Other viruses can be transmitted on clothing and infect indoor cats. As indoor cats may get outside we recommend that they are vaccinated in order to keep them safe.
What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?
The FVRCP vaccine is a core vaccine for our feline patients. The vaccine protects against 3 common diseases: Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia in a single injection.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
After the kitten vaccines have been boostered a year later, some vaccines are then given at a three-year interval. The rabies vaccine can be given yearly or every 3 years, the feline leukemia vaccine (aimed at cats who go outside) is given annually. Your veterinarian will help you decide on which combination of immunizations and schedule works best for your cat.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will direct you either to the back door located at the back of the parking lot if your pet is a dog. This is where you will open the door and tether your dog to the wall on the inside with the leash provided or for our cat friends the assistant will direct you to leave your cat at the front door in their carrier. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to the same place that you originally placed them at intake. We will take payment over the phone or by e transfer. Medications, food, certificates and all other supplies will be with your pet when you pick them up.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital