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.

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Kitten Vaccinations

Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccinating kittens is important but does not need to be done until eight weeks of age. In the first few days after birth, the mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. This is called colostrum and protects the kitten until vaccines are given. We wait until eight weeks to vaccinate because this is when maternal antibodies start to wear off.

When should kittens get their first vaccination shots?


Your kitten should receive its first vaccines at eight weeks of age.


How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


Kittens should be vaccinated every four weeks until 16 weeks of age.


Does my kitten only need core vaccines?


If your kitten goes outside he/she will need core vaccines (FVRCP and Rabies) as well as a vaccine for feline leukemia virus, a deadly virus passed through blood or saliva of infected cats or to the fetus from the mother.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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
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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