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.
Vaccines provide protection from numerous, highly contagious and deadly illness. Routine vaccinations keep your cat and your family safe. Feline vaccines are tested rigorously in the veterinary industry and are proven to be effective and safe for our cats.
Yes, even indoor cats should be vaccinated regularly. Indoor cats have different needs than outdoor cats, so their vaccines and vaccine schedule may be different from a “higher risk” outdoor cat. We vaccinate against a variety of contagious and sometimes, fatal illness. Vaccinating your cat is the only way to protect them from several diseases that are otherwise untreatable if contracted.
What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?
FVRCP is a combination vaccine that protects your cat against the following viruses: feline rhinotracheitis virus, calicivirus, panleukopenia virus. All of the aforementioned viruses are highly contagious, sometimes fatal and are difficult to eradicate in the environment. Treatment can be costly and challenging. Felines of all ages, or felines who have not been vaccinated adequately are at risk of contracting these diseases.
How often does my adult cat need vaccination?
Adult cats will need a routine vaccination schedule that is tailored to their lifestyle. Your veterinarian will recommend a schedule that is best suited for your adult cat.
Are there any risk associated with vaccines?
Feline vaccines have been part of veterinary medicine for decades and are proven to be safe and effective. We use vaccinations from reputable manufactures. All of our vaccines are stored, reconstituted and administered to the highest standard. With every vaccination visit, your pet will first receive a physical exam by the veterinarian. Adverse reactions to vaccines are possible, but treatment is effective and usually painless for both pet and owner. At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, we report every incident of adverse reactions to the manufacturer. We also have procedures in place to limit a reaction if your pet has experienced one in the past.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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 Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Morinville Veterinary Clinic