Congratulations on your new kitten! The staff at Devon Vet is excited to meet your newest friend and family member. Bringing a new kitten into your home is an exciting time, but it can also lead to many questions and concerns. Our team is dedicated to helping you and your kitten every step of the way, ensuring your kitten grows up healthy and strong.
What to bring to your kitten's first visit:
15 Minutes Early: To help ensure your appointment can start on time, please arrive for your first kitten visit 15 minutes early. During this time you will be asked to complete our new patient form and we will enter your kitten's records into their chart.
Vaccine & Medical Records: Please bring all vaccine or medical records provided by the breeder/shelter. This allows us to evaluate your kitten's vaccine status and informs us of any prior care.
Fresh stool sample: It is not uncommon for young kittens to have intestinal parasites. Please bring a fresh stool sample for your kitten's routine intestinal parasite screening.
Carrier: For your kitten's safety please have them in a carrier.
What does your kitten's first visit include?
Comprehensive physical exam: Our doctors will examine your kitten from head to toe. They will listen to your kitten's heart & lungs, check their ears, eyes, abdomen, joints, coat, skin and tooth development.
FIV/FeLV test: It is important to test for FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia). This is a blood test that is run in-house during your kitten's first appointment.
Vaccinations: Our doctors will work with you to create an appropriate vaccine schedule to meet the needs of your kitten's anticipated lifestyle.
Flea/Tick & Heartworm Prevention: It is important to protect your kitten from dangerous parasites. At your kitten's visit we will review prevention methods and send you home with your kitten's first Heartworm, flea & tick preventatives.
Nutrition/Supplement Guidance: With so many food and supplement options available it's important to know which ones will help to promote your kitten's health and wellness. Our doctors will offer guidance to ensure your kitten receives the quality nutrition they need.
Questions: Bringing home a new kitten is exciting, but it's also a big adjustment for the family. Our doctors will offer recommendations and will answer all of your questions.