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.

Cat Vaccinations

Cat Vaccinations

We offer the most current advice on preventative health care, including the vaccinations for your cat. Vaccines are a very important part of preventative healthcare for your cat. Vaccines aid in helping your cat live a long and healthy life!

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Yes, it is recommended they be vaccinated. Please visit your DVM who can provide the most accurate information concerning your cat’s vaccinations!

What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?


Feline Rhinotracheitis-Calici-Panleukopenia or FVRCP for cats is an important part of your cat’s routine. It can prevent multiple potentially deadly airborne viruses.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


We recommend feline leukemia once a year and FVRCP once every three years. When you come into the clinic for vaccinations, your cat will also get a full exam! Please give us a call at the clinic if you have any questions or concerns.

Are there any risk associated with cat vaccines?


Yes, while uncommon, your DVM can talk to you about any risks associated with any vaccines your cat is receiving.

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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.

The following changes are effective as of Friday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 709.753.0506. We will take a history of your pet from outside your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We are closed Saturday & Sunday.

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 and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital