Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccinations are a form of routine preventative medicines that we give to your cat. After your kitty’s first set of vaccinations, we administer booster shots to continue strengthening their immunity. These injections keep your cat’s immune system strong and protect them from diseases. Continuous vaccines allow us to provide the level of care that ensures your cat’s long-term health. To get them started on their vaccine journey contact us at 250.591.4050.

When is it safe to get my cat vaccinated?

Kittens should be vaccinated every 6 to 8 weeks until they are 4-months-old. If you happen to meet the cat of your dreams later in life, through adoption, purchase or a stray encounter, have them checked out with our veterinarians as soon as possible and we’ll provide the necessary vaccines. Usually when a cat is adopted, they’ve received vaccinations from the shelter and there are documents to prove this. However, if this isn’t the case or if there are certain vaccines missing, we’re happy to help.

Why does my cat need to be vaccinated if they don’t go outside?

Getting your cat vaccinated protects them from catching diseases. If your cat doesn’t explore the outdoors, they are still susceptible to fatal diseases and it is not worth the risk. It’s important to get your indoor cat vaccinated in case they interact with other animals in your home that do experience the outdoors. They can be exposed to outdoor pets during trips to the vet or if they need to board at a hospital following surgery.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Chase River Veterinary Hospital