Australia has been experiencing a cat vaccine shortage for some months now. This is due to a global feline vaccine shortage.

Vaccinations are a means of protecting your kitten/cat against potentially fatal viral diseases. At Gladesville Veterinary Hospital, we have a healthy supply of cat vaccines and can vaccinate your cat.

It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population. Vaccination is a very important step towards a healthy pet. Responsible pet care requires kittens to be given their initial course of vaccinations. Adult cats require yearly vaccination to maintain immunity against disease.

What if you want to put your cat in boarding? Vaccinations for your kitten/cat should be up to date and done in the last year. If your pet is not up to date, then we recommend that they are vaccinated 2 weeks before going to a boarding facility.

Vaccination aftercare requires owners to monitor your cat after vaccination. Outdoor play should be kept to a minimum, especially during this feline vaccine shortage. Your pet may be off-colour for a day or two or have some slight swelling or tenderness at the injection site. However, if it seems more severe, you should contact Gladesville Veterinary Hospital for advice.

Please give our friendly client liaison team a call to discuss a suitable vaccination regime for your pet kitten/cat or to make an appointment.


We would like to introduce our newest team member that has joined the Gladesville Vets Family.

Meet Paris

Paris is one of our client service team representatives. She has settled into her role very quickly and loves it! Paris has great energy and enthusiasm. She especially loves helping our clients and their pets. She looks forward to meeting you and spoiling your pets with lots of treats!