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.
Feline vaccines are an integral part of your cat’s health care and just one way to aid in your cat living a long and healthy life. Each year, during your cat’s physical exam, vaccines will be administered to ensure that your cat’s immune system is strong enough to defend your cat against certain viruses. Vaccines prevent illnesses by producing an immune response should your pet come in contact with a disease. If your pet is not protected by these vaccines, and does come in contact with various viruses, they can become very sick.
It is always a good idea to vaccinate your pets, even if they are strictly inside. You never know when a virus will show up. Some viruses can be transmitted on our clothing and passed along to your beloved pet.
What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?
The FVRCP vaccine helps protect your cat from Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (upper respiratory disease), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (a severe disease of the gastrointestinal tract, immune system, and nervous system).
How often does my adult cat need vaccination?
Vaccines are just one way you can ensure your pet has a long and healthy life. Each year, your cat needs to visit their veterinarian for a physical exam. During that exam, their vaccines will be brought up to date to ensure diseases are prevented.
Are there any risk associated with vaccines?
Vaccines are the safest way to prevent disease. Although just like everything we do in life, there is always a small risk. However, our veterinarians feel that the rewards definitely outway the risks of the diseases that they prevent.
Riverview Animal Hospital has recently undergone a lot of changes! Renovations have turned our hospital into a completely new one! Not only have we doubled in size, but we have added new departments within the treatment areas of the hospital.
Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.
Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.
- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.
- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.