Greetings to all of you during these challenging times. We hope this finds each of you in good health and strong spirits.
We are fielding questions each day with concerns about the care of your pets: What symptoms are concerning and can’t wait? What can be properly managed with telemedicine? Is it safe to have your pet examined?
First and foremost, we are here to help. We continue to adapt to the changing conditions, stay informed of all the current guidelines, and create systems that allow us to be available to you and your four legged loved ones. At the same time, we are doing our part to conserve precious resources for human health workers.
Veterinary practices are among the group of essential businesses, meaning it is acceptable to seek veterinary attention if you deem it necessary and feel comfortable with taking the necessary precautions. It does not need to be a life threatening emergency to be necessary; ear infections, allergy flare-ups, and pain associated with mobility problems all cause discomfort and are appropriate to seek treatment to alleviate. We have created an exam protocol which allows us to maintain social distancing while providing veterinary services, along with precautions to keep our employees and clients as safe as possible. (To review our exam protocol, click here). Telemedicine may be a good option for select cases, including phone consultation, FaceTime, and/or Zoom.
Our goal is to continue to be a resource to you in the care of your pet. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we can discuss how to best achieve the care your pet needs.