We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Kitten Vaccinations

Kittens, like adult cats, require vaccines to properly develop immunity against certain diseases. Kittens, however, require a different vaccine protocol to properly develop a strong, long-lasting immunity. The optimal time to administer kitten vaccines is at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. At all three of these age intervals, your kitten will require a dose of the FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Panleukopenia) combo vaccine. The Feline Leukemia vaccine can be given at 12 weeks and requires a booster vaccine at 16 weeks. Rabies vaccines can be given to cats starting at 16 weeks of age and will require revaccination yearly or every 3 years, depending on their lifestyle.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


Your kitten will need to be vaccinated once a month for the first three sets of vaccines, starting at 8 weeks of age. After the third set of vaccines at 16 weeks of age, your cat will require annual vaccines to keep their immune system functioning optimally.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

1. We are currently operating a "closed door" policy to protect our clients and staff. This means that clients will not be allowed to enter the building. When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call us at 403-948-2733. Our staff will come to you to collect your animal for their appointment. If you do not have a phone, or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.

2. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

3. At this time, appointments will only be booked when medically necessary. Any non-urgent appointment requests will be temporarily postponed. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please proceed directly to McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital at 5010 – 4th Street NE, Calgary, AB and call 403-457-0911 to alert them of your arrival.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, credit cards are the preferred payment method. Debit cannot be accepted over the phone, but is available at time of pick up if ABSOLUTELY necessary. We will not be able to accept cash.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre