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.
Yes, your indoor cat needs to be vaccinated. Rabies, legally must be done due to it being zoonotic and there are other diseases where the cat does not need direct contact to be exposed.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
Answer: FVRCP is feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. It is the cat booster. Viral rhinotracheitis and calicivirus are both upper respiratory viruses. Panleukopenia or feline distemper is also a virus that can be fatal in kittens. Rabies also is a viral disease that affects the brain.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Adult cats need to be vaccinated every 3 years for rabies. The feline FVRCP booster is every 2 years, and the leukemia vaccine should be given one time a year.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Major risks associated with cat vaccines are fibrosarcoma (a type of cancer), especially in leukemia and some rabies vaccines. Allergic reactions can also be present.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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 519.428.2630. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will meet you at the front vestibule to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will meet you at the front vestibule to return your pet and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. We will take the payment over the phone and a team member will meet you at the side door for your order pick up.
You can also use 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 - 6:00 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 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 Queensway Veterinary Hospital