Your cat may be independent and sassy, but it relies on you to make sure it’s getting the care it needs to stay healthy. St. Claude Veterinary Clinic is here to provide you with the best in preventive pet medications, emergency treatments and pet supplies for your cat.
Our mission is to help you prevent chronic feline illnesses from affecting your cat’s health—and if conditions do arise, we use state-of-the-art equipment and training to quickly diagnose them. Our range of care capabilities for cats is expansive, and we’re here to be your primary vet throughout your cat’s entire life.
Our caring and knowledgeable staff would love to set up an appointment for your furry friend.
A lot of cats do not like going to the vet. It can be a stressful time for them, with the car ride and being at the clinic, hearing and smelling all the other animals. That does not have to be the case. Get your cat used to car rides at a young age. Take them your cat somewhere for fun or just a ride around the block. Do not always associate car rides with going to the vet clinic. Leave their kennel out for them to play in, leave their favorite toy or blanket in the kennel or place some treats in the kennel for them to find.
If you think your cat still will have trouble at the clinic, schedule a Cat Only visit with us. Let our front staff know that they should book the cat in when no dogs are scheduled to be around. We cannot stop an emergency or the dogs from barking in the kennel room, but we can certainly decrease some of the stressors your cat may be experiencing.
Products and Services
We offer a wide range of products for your cat; including food and treats, feline pheromones, pharmaceuticals and nutriceuticals. We also offer pet microchipping as part of our veterinary services for dogs and cats!
Our main goal is to provide our patients in Saint Claude, Rathwell, Haywood, and Manitoba, MB with the best possible pet medications and surgical care. Whether in clinic, at home or referred to a specialist, our focus is the health and well being of your pet. From first kitten vaccinations, spays or neuters, routine wellness visits, and senior pet examinations, right through to end of life care, we believe that early detection and preventative pet medications will allow your pet to live a long and healthy life.
With the help of ultrasound, digital x-ray and video endoscopy, we can diagnose your cat’s illness quickly. Our team has access to our in-clinic blood equipment for diagnostic or pre-anesthetic bloodwork. Our Registered Veterinary Technologists are able to perform a urinalysis or fecal exams, and Feline Leukemia or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus tests. The clinic also has access to the local provincial laboratory for any additional tests.
End of life is never an easy time for a pet owner. It is also difficult on our team, especially when we have seen your pet since their kittenhood. Your pet becomes part of our lives too. We try to make this process as easy as possible for you. We offer in-clinic or at-home euthanasia, and we have options for a communal or private cremation. Contact us at St. Claude Veterinary Clinic today!
Cats like to give us the impression they are independent and sassy, but cats rely on us for food, shelter, and compassionate care. Rolling Plains Veterinary Clinic is here to provide the best in preventive feline health care, emergency interventions, and pet supplies.
The first priority in cat care at Rolling Plains Veterinary Clinic is to work with you to prevent the chronic feline conditions that can affect any cat’s health—and if your cat develops one of those conditions, we can use our years of experience and the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to make an accurate diagnosis. We have the training, experience, and equipment to deal with a wide range of feline health conditions, and we’re here to become the ready source of healthcare for all of your cat’s long and happy life.
Our knowledgeable and caring staff are ready to set up an appointment for your feline friend.
Cats don’t naturally like going to the vet. If they are not used to their carrier, or if the car ride is long and bumpy, they will be stressed out when they arrive at the veterinarian’s office. Then they will be even more distressed by the unfamiliar and threatening sounds and smells of the vet’s other patients.
Going to the vet doesn’t have to be an unpleasant event for your cat, but advanced preparation is necessary. Make sure your cat gets used to riding in the car at an early age, preferably starting at about the age of seven weeks. Take your cat somewhere just for fun. Or let your cat ride with you on a short, scenic tour of your neighborhood. Give your cat the experience of car rides that don’t end at the veterinarian’s office.
For the safety and comfort of your cat and all the other animals in our office, we ask that you transport your cat in a kennel or a carrier. Cats are a lot easier to get into a carrier if they don’t associate it with trips to the vet. Let your cat take naps in their carrier, snuggled up on a familiar blanket and their favorite toy. Make sure their blanket and toys carry the scent of other pets they love. Place some treats for them to find inside.
If you have not had a chance to kennel-train your cat, or if you believe your cat will still be skittish around dogs and other animals, let our staff know that you need to schedule a Cat Only visit with us. We set aside hours exclusively for feline patients. We may still have to accommodate a dog with an emergency health need, but we do everything we can to keep cats calm during our Cat Only hours.
Products and Services
Every location of the Rolling Plains Veterinary Clinic offers a wide range of products for your cat. You can buy cat food for special diets. We offer a wide variety of treats cats love. We stock feline pheromones for calming your cat, nutritional supplements, and everyday pharmaceuticals. We also offer pet microchipping!
Our goal at our Haywood, Rathwell, and Saint Claude, MB clinic is to provide every animal in our care with the best possible pet medications and timely surgical care as needed. Whether your pet is in our clinic, receiving telemedicine at home. or referred to a specialist, our overriding aim is the highest level of wellbeing for your pet. From immunizations to spaying and neutering, spays or neuters, regular routine wellness visits, and senior pet examinations, and also end of life care, we believe that prevention and timely diagnosis and treatment allows every cat to live the longest, healthiest life.
Rolling Plains Veterinary Clinic uses ultrasound, digital x-ray, and video endoscopy as needed in the diagnosis of feline health issues. Having the technology we need in the clinic helps us diagnose your cat’s condition quickly. Our veterinary team also has complete in-clinic equipment for blood work for diagnosis or surgical prep. Our Registered Veterinary Technologists are able to perform urinalysis or fecal exams, as well as feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus tests. Our clinic also has access to the provincial laboratory for specialized testing.
End of life is a difficult time for every cat’s human family. It is difficult for us, too, especially when we have taken care of your cat since it was a kitten. We let your pet become part of our lives, too. We endeavor to make the process of end of life as comfortable as possible for your cat with the greatest possible consideration for the feelings of everyone in your human family. It is also difficult on our team, especially when we have seen your pet since their kittenhood. We offer in-clinic or at-home euthanasia, and we have options for a communal or private cremation as well as memorials for your cat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why do so many cats dislike going to the vet?
A. There is a saying the veterinary world that “Cats don’t like change without their consent.” The more time you take to socialize your cat to the experience of going to the vet, by giving them rides in your car, making sure they are comfortable in their carrier, and so, the easier it will be to get through the experience.
Remember, if you are anxious about going to the vet with your cat, your cat will be anxious, too. Rolling Plains Veterinary Corporation do everything we can to keep cats and their humans comfortable.
Q. What is the most important health practice that cats need that they don’t often get?
A. Dental care! Every cat needs to have her teeth brushed several times a week. As a general rule, the smaller the cat, the bigger the problem it has with gum disease and tooth decay.
You can’t use toothpaste or toothbrushes designed for people to brush your cat’s teeth. Rolling Plains Veterinary Clinic can sell you a specially formulated feline toothpaste and a flat feline toothbrush that cats enjoy. We can also give you some pointers on how to make toothbrushing time a fun experience for your cat.
Q. When do kittens need to be spayed or neutered?
A. It is possible to spay or neuter kittens as young as four months, although sometimes it is best to wait until they are a little older. Your veterinarian can give you advice specific to your cat at their wellness visit at three and six months.
Q. Do indoor cats need booster shots?
A. Cats kept indoors need booster shots every 1 to 3 years. Your vet can advise you at your cat’s annual wellness visit.
Q. How many cats can I keep in Manitoba?
A. The current law allows Manitobans to keep up to six cats and dogs, but no more than three of the six can be dogs. If your cat has a little of kittens, call Rolling Plains Veterinary Corporation for current advice on adoption options.