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Kitten Vaccinations

We highly recommend that all kittens receive a series of vaccine to reduce their susceptibility risk to many potentially fatal illnesses. We suggest that kittens start their vaccines at 8 weeks of age and receive boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?


We typically recommend that kittens get their first vaccination at around eight weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


It is recommended that your kitten is vaccinated every 4 weeks. The standard vaccine schedule starts at 8 weeks old. The vaccine is then repeated at 12 weeks of age, and the final kitten booster is given at 16 weeks. From here your kitten will be considered up to date on vaccines for a year following the final booster.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?


It depends on your kitten’s lifestyle.

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Last updated: September 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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

Beginning June 8, we will be resuming our normal business hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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!

- Your dedicated team at Halifax Veterinary Hospital