As COVID-19 becomes more widespread, we will be doing our best to remain open to see your pets. In the meantime, here three facts to help you and your pet stay safe and healthy.

#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:

#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. Here are a few changes we’ve already implemented: 

  • Curbside service — Please come to the front entryway when you arrive, a staff member will come out to you and your pet. Patients will be taken inside the clinic for examinations and treatments, but clients will need to remain in their vehicles. Staff members will be taking payments into the clinic for you. If you are ill, please make sure to let the staff know so that they can take extra precautions. If you need a medication refill or prescription diet, please call ahead, and a staff member will arrange to meet you at your vehicle.
  • Increased sanitation — We have increased our already rigorous sanitation routines, and are more frequently wiping down doorknobs, counters, and commonly used items.

You can read more about our COVID-19 protocols here.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt during this time! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.