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

Kittens do receive some immunity from their mom then it is up to us to continue building their immune system. During your first visit, we will not only do a complete physical exam and vaccines but you will also benefit from a nutritional and behavioural consult. Don’t hesitate to ask us anything!

When do kittens get their first shots?


Kittens usually receive their first vaccine around the age of 8 weeks. We generally recommend kittens stay with their “mom” until that time.

How often do my kittens need vaccines?


Kittens are usually vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. This helps to ensure they are fully protected.

Does my kitten need only core vaccines?


The core vaccines for kittens are FVRCP and rabies. Feline leukemia is recommended for kittens as well. Each year your cat’s lifestyle will be assessed to determine the vaccine program specifically tailored to your pet.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?


While most kittens do not experience side effects, the most common side effect they may experience is sleepiness. This only occurs in a small percentage. It is rare that a kitten has a severe reaction. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to call.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 Briarwood Animal Hospital