UPDATE 5/19/20: Please Note: We are now open until 7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays and we are currently utilizing a curbside appointment approach. For the safety of everyone, clients are not allowed into the building at this time. Please call from your car upon arrival to receive further instructions. At the current time, we must adhere to any state guidelines and are only accepting essential and emergency appointments.
We are asking any clients or members of their household that have recently traveled from a high risk region, such as NYC, New Jersey or Connecticut to please refrain from scheduling any appointments unless they are critical in nature until they have completed the state mandated two week quarantine period to ensure the safety of our employees and other clients. In addition if you are sick in any way and have an upcoming appointment please call and reschedule your appointment.
If you are wondering whether your pet needs to be seen, please call our office. Additionally, if you have any questions surrounding food and medication pickup or are interested in home delivery, please give us a call.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life, you naturally are worried about how to keep your pet safe. The following three facts will help you and your pet stay safe and healthy during these troubling times, so read on for more details.
#1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19 information
While you can turn to Facebook for insider information on where to find toilet paper, avoid using social media as your main source about COVID-19. Instead, rely on major animal and human health organizations for the most current, accurate research about this evolving situation. A few reputable sources include:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
#2: There is no evidence to indicate pets can become ill with COVID-19
A major veterinary diagnostic laboratory tested thousands of canine and feline samples for COVID-19 when validating a veterinary test, but found no positive results. Additionally, the CDC and WHO have received zero reports of a pet who was ill from COVID-19. Based on the current evidence, health officials have declared there is no indication that pets can become sick from COVID-19. So, your coughing dog is likely not sick with COVID-19, but another disease, such as kennel cough, congestive heart failure, or a collapsing trachea.
#3: We’re taking every precaution to protect you and our team while still keeping your pet healthy
As a vital part of the health care community, we will remain open and continue to provide important medical care for your pet. As this situation continues to unfold, we may make protocol changes to protect everyone involved.
Thank you for your patience as we make adjustments in an effort to provide care for your pets while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Please contact us with any questions or concerns!