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

Vaccines are important for your cat whether she spends her time indoors or outdoors. They can help prevent several life-threatening diseases and are generally very safe.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Your indoor cat should be vaccinated! We recommend FVRCP and Rabies every three years. FVRCP is a group of highly contagious diseases and Rabies poses a human health risk.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?


FVRCP is a single vaccine which protects against several diseases. It protects against feline Rhinotracheitis (herpes virus), Calicivirus, and panleukopenia.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?


FVRCP and Rabies are given every 3 years. Some boarding facilities may require yearly FVRCP. The feline leukemia virus vaccine is given yearly.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?


The most common symptoms we note after a vaccine are a mild lethargy, possibly a mild fever and a decreased appetite. It is not unlike what some people experience after a flu vaccine. Rarely an allergic-type reaction may be seen with facial swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, or trouble breathing. There is a very small risk of vaccine-associated sarcomas, which can be connected to leukemia and rabies vaccines and seems to happen in genetically predisposed cats.

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Last updated: October 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 some 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, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & 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 Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital