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.
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 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are still providing the same excellent patient care that we always have, but with some changes 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
Clients are now able to enter the hospital with their pets for their appointments. We ask that clients wait in the reception area while the doctor and their assistant perform the exam in the designated exam room. After the appointment, the doctor will come out and talk to the client in the waiting area.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Debit will be accepted if needed.
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: After-hour emergency services are available for regular equine patients only. All other patients with after-hours emergencies, please contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre at (204) 452-0911.
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!