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.
The veterinarians at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital understand how important your cat’s health is. Our goal is to work with you to develop a vaccine protocol that will work for your cat, and its lifestyle, age and needs.
Yes, all cats need to be vaccinated whether they are indoor-only or indoor/outdoor cats. Our veterinarians will discuss with you what vaccines will work best for your cat. This discussion will include the lifestyle of your cat, and what kind of other pets it’s around.
What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?
FVRCP is Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia and Calicivirus, this is the feline combo vaccine. Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory tract infection in cats, it is very contagious between cats. Panleukopenia (distemper) is a virus which can be fatal, Calicivirus is another major upper respiratory tract infection in cats and again is highly contagious.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccination?
At Campbell River Veterinary Hospital our feline vaccine protocol is developed by the veterinarian and yourself. On your first exam, the doctor will discuss the vaccine schedule that works best for your cat and give you a timeline.
Are there any risk associated with cat vaccines?
Rarely, but if there is a reaction some symptoms include swelling at injections site, vomiting, diarrhea, hives and difficulty breathing. Call us immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 then meet you outside 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 return your pet to you outside, 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 (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 Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Our grooming department is now OPEN.We will be calling clients to rebook appointments. Please be patient—lots of our furry friends are in need of a trim!
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital