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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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of your cat’s health care routine. By vaccinating your cat, you help protect your family friend from various life-threatening diseases to help them live a longer healthier life.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

We at Hillcrest recommend that all cats should be up to date on their vaccines. Depending on your cat’s lifestyle our Veterinarians will determine the specific vaccines your cat will need to help keep them protected.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

FVRCP is the feline distemper vaccine that should be given to all cats and kittens throughout their lives as part of a preventative health program along with a rabies vaccine. Depending on your cat’s lifestyle our veterinarians will determine the frequency and type of vaccines required.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?

In general, cats should be vaccinated on a yearly basis. During your cat’s yearly physical exam our veterinarians will determine which vaccines your specific pet needs.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

Unfortunately, risk-free vaccines do not exist. It is important to discuss with your veterinarian your pet’s lifestyle and anything medically that may be going on with your cat before having any vaccines. There is a small chance that reactions may develop as a result of vaccination.

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What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital