Grey and white kitten getting a vaccination

Kitten Vaccinations

Starting your kitten off on the right foot sets them up for a lifetime of success. A thorough and timely vaccination schedule is an integral part of their life long health. Additionally, with each kitten visit, there is a complete physical exam as well as time spent on key areas that are important to their overall development, such as parasite control, behaviour, grooming, oral health and nutrition. We typically follow a three-visit plan beginning at 8 weeks of age, with 3-4 weeks between visits. Kittens may receive one or multiple vaccines at each visit, depending on their age and the vaccines needed. Remember that each kitten is unique and we look to tailor our plans to the individual.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?

The first in the series of kitten vaccines can begin anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

Beginning at 6 to 8 weeks then every 3 – 4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. The initial vaccine will be limited to the FVRCP vaccine with Feline Leukemia and Rabies (if being given) introduced later in the kitten vaccine series.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

The decision on which vaccines to administer to your kitten is made between you and your veterinarian. Your vet will ask a number of questions to determine what your kitten’s risk of contracting diseases is, and from there you will determine a vaccine plan to keep them protected!


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Last updated: April 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.



We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Avon Animal Hospital