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

Vaccinating is a very effective method to prevent certain communicable diseases in your pet. These diseases are serious threats to unvaccinated kittens and can be life-threatening expensive to treat. Vaccinating your kitten drastically reduces the risk of contracting these diseases and also reduces the chance that and they will pass these diseases onto other kittens.

When should kittens get their first vaccination shots?

At the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, we recommend the following protocol for vaccinating kittens: The core feline vaccine (upper respiratory viruses, panleukopenia and leukemia) should be given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. The rabies vaccine can be given at 16 weeks. After that, the vaccines will be boosted every three years.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

If your kitten is going to be strictly an indoor cat, they do not have to receive leukemia or the rabies vaccine. If you have any questions about whether or not your cat will be at a higher risk of these diseases, your veterinarian can discuss the options with you.

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What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.

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Last updated: July 9, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 14, 2020 one member of the pet's family will be allowed inside our clinic as long as a mask is worn while inside and physical distancing guidelines are followed. 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 ARE BACK TO NORMAL

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are no longer closed over the lunch hour.

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

- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic