Kitten Vaccinations

Protecting your kitten is the number one priority for us. All kittens need vaccinations to help keep them healthy, and that is why we recommend every kitten be vaccinated at 8, 12, and 16 weeks to prevent serious diseases.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?

It is generally recommended that kittens begin their vaccine series at 8 weeks of age. With every kitten, protection is important to his or her health, and so it is never too late to start.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

In general, kittens receive three sets of vaccines that are given 4 weeks apart. These are generally given at 8, 12 & 16 weeks of age. Once your cat is an adult, we will evaluate their vaccination needs and determine a plan that is suited to his or her lifestyle.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

Every patient’s needs are different based on their lifestyle, and each kitten is as individual as you. Our veterinarians are up-to-date on the most current vaccination recommendations and will help determine the most appropriate disease prevention plan for your kitten.

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

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

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. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital