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.
Vaccinations are important to help prevent varying bacterial and viral disease that your pet may come in to contact with. At Mountain Road, we believe that vaccines are individualized for every cat based on you and your pet’s lifestyle.
Our kitten vaccines are tailored to your lifestyle with your cat. The core vaccines that they receive are given at 8 weeks of age, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age. These vaccines are important to the overall health of your kitten to protect against certain diseases. At the first appointment, a lot of important questions will be asked by your veterinarian, including will this kitten be an indoor or outdoor cat? These questions will help us decide how to proceed forward in the adult life for vaccinations.
How often do my kittens need a vaccine?
Our kitten vaccines are tailored to your lifestyle with your cat, but as a kitten, the core vaccines that they receive are given at 8 weeks of age, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age. We would then see this adult cat back at the 1-year mark, and make a plan with the owners on how we proceed with vaccinations for the future.
Are there any risk associated with vaccines?
Yes, there is always a risk involved when giving any type of vaccination. The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the possible risks. Some of these diseases we vaccinate against can be fatal. Rarely, more serious allergic reactions can occur and may include vomiting, diarrhea, facial swelling, difficulty breathing. These reactions can appear within minutes or hours after the vaccination and require immediate veterinary care. Another uncommon reaction is a tumour at the injection site. This can develop months or years after vaccination. Talk to your veterinarian about any persistent lumps or swellings at injection sites.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 506.382.0061. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 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 Mountain Road Animal Hospital