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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Kitten Vaccinations

Starting your new kitten off right with an exam and vaccines is important. Kittens have lower immunity than adults and are more susceptible to disease.

When do kittens get their first shots?


We recommend the first vaccines be given at 8 weeks of age.

How often do my kittens need vaccines?


Every 4 weeks, at 8, 12, and 16 weeks.

Does my kitten need only core vaccines?


We generally recommend kittens receive FeLV and Rabies vaccines as well as FVRCP due to the possibility of those wiley babies escaping outside and due to the increased susceptibility of kittens to FELV, which is an incurable and often fatal disease.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?


Vaccine reactions are possible but rare. Which can be just mild lethargy and a slight fever, or very rarely they can have an allergic-type reaction which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or trouble breathing.

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Last updated: July 6, 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 to Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 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