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.

Cat Vaccination

Cat Vaccinations

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.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

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.



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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 Wednesday, March 18, 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 250-923-4292. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

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. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 5 pm. Our grooming department is closed until further notice.

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. 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, debit cards, and e-transfer payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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 Campbell River Veterinary Hospital