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Covid-19

Reviewed and Updated April 6, 2020

We understand the concern that Coronavirus has brought to the area and we want to make you aware of the steps we are taking to protect our valued patients, clients and staff.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that dogs can become sick with or spread COVID-19. We are now learning more that suggests some cats may be able to contract and become ill with COVID-19. At this time, we still strongly advise that contact between pets and sick people be avoided or limited whenever possible. We recommend you refer to the American Veterinary Medical Association for the most up-to-date veterinary-reviewed information about COVID-19 and pets. 

Employees and pet owners who have symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, fever) are asked to stay home and not come to the hospital until they are free of fever (100.4 F [37.8 C] or greater) or associated symptoms for at least 24 hours without using fever reducing medication.

If you are experiencing these symptoms above, and your pet has a scheduled appointment, please reach out to us to reschedule your appointment.

We ask all employees and pet owners to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of disease: wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, please use hand sanitizer.

The wellness of you, your pets, and our staff is our number one priority. We recommend you refer to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for more information and current updates.