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.
At Oakbank Animal Hospital, we believe the best (and in many cases the most important) medicine is prevention. Due to underdeveloped immune systems, kittens are at the greatest risk of contracting a serious and sometimes deadly disease such as Panleukopenia and Calicivirus. We recommend starting their vaccines at 8 weeks of age to help your kitten build a strong immune system.
Kittens receive their first set of vaccines at 8 weeks of age. If needed, we can also perform a feline leukemia test at this time. Please speak to our veterinarian for more details.
How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?
Depending on your kitten’s lifestyle and age, your veterinarian may recommend a series of 2-3 vaccinations. Your veterinarian will take a complete history during your kitten’s first exam and put together the most effective vaccine program for your kitten’s specific needs.
Does my kitten only need core vaccines?
Your kitten may also require the feline leukemia blood test and vaccine. Your cat’s lifestyle will determine which vaccines are appropriate for your cat’s overall health. This ensures they have the best chance of building a strong immune system.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Note: Because of the current situation, we are not able to provide after hour calls at this time. Please call Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital (204-452-0911) for any after-hours emergencies.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!