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.

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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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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 reception area” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to please call the number posted on our windows. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets and equine, as well as time-sensitive vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday: CLOSED

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 and take payment over the phone. 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 and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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 Avon Animal Hospital