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.

A gray and white kitten receives a vaccination

Kitten Vaccinations

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.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?


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.

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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!

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital