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.
Congratulations on your new arrival – the staff of Fairmont Animal Hospital consists of highly qualified and trained personnel, who will strive to give your new kitten the best healthcare possible. The health of your new kitten is our top priority, if you have any questions regarding their health and well-being, please feel free to call the clinic at 519-453-2940.
The above vaccines are part of the basic wellness vaccinations that all kittens require. Kittens that may be exposed to other cats that are not part of their regular home life, such as outdoor cats – should be vaccinated against Feline Leukemia (FLV). In cats, Feline Leukemia is a viral disease and can be transmitted through infected saliva, it can also be spread through infected urine, tears, and feces, and also through an infected mother to her kittens during gestation and nursing. We will assess your kitten’s lifestyle during their first visit with us and from there determine if the Feline Leukemia vaccination is needed.
One other test that will be discussed during your kittens’ examination will be a viral screening. This test is done to ensure your kitten has not been exposed to either Feline Leukemia or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) if the test is positive this will change how we will govern your kittens’ health care. FIV is a retrovirus in the same family as the human AIDS virus, with a few significant differences. Bite wounds are generally the primary source of spreading the virus, and it is unlikely (but not impossible) that cats will spread FIV by drinking or eating out of the same food dish, or by mutual grooming. It is not surprising that outdoor cats are particularly susceptible to the virus, and the best way to prevent infection with FIV/FLV virus is to ensure that your cat stays indoors only, which eliminates the possibility of contact with FIV/FLV positive cats.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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
We are currently on an open door policy with a limit of up to 4 people inside the hospital at a time.
Only 1 person per pet will be allowed for visits.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and keep with our social distancing protocols in the confined space. We are unable to offer the use of our hospital washroom at this time.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then 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.
Curbside pickup is no longer being offered. You can now come in to pick up and pay for your orders.
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.
4. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!