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.
Over the first few months of his or her life, we hope your kitten will visit Annex Animal Hospital regularly, establishing both a strong foundation for their future health and a great relationship for you and your kitten with our wonderful, caring team.
These visits are your chance to ask your veterinarian one-on-one for any advice or help you may require with your kitten. You may want to know about kitten life stages, future procedures, food, or toys. Of course, if you have any questions outside of your appointments, you can contact us at 416-537-3128 and we’ll be happy to help.
When should kittens get their first vaccination shots?
Typically, we begin kitten vaccinations at 8 weeks of age. However, we may adjust the vaccine schedule to start at a younger age based on how early a kitten was removed from its mother. We recommend that all new pets come for an examination shortly after adoption regardless of age.
16 weeks – Booster vaccines for all of the above + Rabies Vaccine
Optional vaccine based on risk and exposure:
Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Note: All the feline vaccines that we administer are Purevax vaccines. The Rabies and the Feline Leukemia vaccines are recombinant and are considered the safest for cats.
Does my kitten only need core vaccines?
When you visit the hospital, the doctor will ask some questions about whether or not your kitten will have an outdoor lifestyle. All our vaccine programs are tailored to the needs of your cat based on overall health, age, and lifestyle risk factors. Generally, we recommend the Feline Leukemia Vaccine for cats with an adventurous outdoor lifestyle as they are considered to be at increased risk of contracting this virus from another cat.
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 Monday, March 23, 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 416-537-3128. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
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 & Friday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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.
6. 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.
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.