We will no longer be able to do routine appointments or vaccinations. Please note that these are within RCVS and government guidelines. Please be kind to our staff who remain working under such strict guidelines – it is a stressful time for all of us!

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We have already started a telephone consultation service and are hoping to launch a full telemedicine service soon.  If you have an appointment next week at the Hospital or need to make one, or are planning to attend, please call the Practice to discuss the new procedures and our team will advise and guide you.  We have further contingency plans and measures that will be introduced if and when they are required all designed to maintain our 24/7 service or you – we will continue to work hard to keep you up-to-date with any changes in our services.

I would ask for your patience, your co-operation and help as we try to make these measures work.  With your help we can be here for you and your pets as and when you need us through this pandemic.

 

Pet food – Do you have enough food for your pet for the next month?

  • We are offering home delivery if you are unable to get out or don’t have someone who can pick it up for you.

 

Medications –

  • Please ensure you have placed an order for pet medications 1 week before your prescription is due to run out.
  • We will only be issuing a maximum of 1 months of most medications but up to 3 months of routine health care plan products.
  • Home delivery is an option if this is needed.

 

Client Health –

  • It is vital that you inform us if you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, if you have Covid-19, if you or someone you live with is vulnerable or you have travelled recently.
  • Please ensure you have washed your hands, prior to coming to the practice and use the hand gels provided.
  • If you do have to enter the practice, in an emergency, it is very important to maintain social distancing.

 

Pet Wellbeing –

  • Dog walks can be continued but social distancing must be maintained.
  • If walking is not an option, then ask a neighbour or friend to help.
  • 20 mins mental stimulation is the same as 1hr exercise so please use training, tricks, food games to tire your dog at home, if needed.
  • If you are really struggling with support for your dog, then please contact your branch and the team will be able to give you further advice.
  • If you are suffering with Covid-19 then do restrict others touching your dog. Although very minimal, there is a small chance your dog could pass on the virus.

 

Appointments – We are still open and we will advise you of any changes that occur with our opening hours. We are asking you to not come into the building unless in an emergency.

  • Routine appointments will no longer be offered in-person
  • Please contact us to discuss options such as telephone or video calls

 

Visiting a Branch –

  • On arrival to our car park, please call to say you are here. History about your pet’s illness will have already been taken from you when you booked the appointment.
  • The vet or nurse will come and take your pet to the consult room when it is your turn.
  • Post assessment discussions will be discussed over the phone, via skype, or via a safe distance in the car park.
  • Payments are to be made over the phone or by card only. No cash will be accepted.

 

Euthanasia –

  • It is vital that you inform us if you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19,
    if you have Covid-19, if you or someone you live with is vulnerable or you have travelled recently.
  • Please ensure you have washed your hands, prior to coming to the practice and use the hand gels provided.
  • If you do have to enter the practice, in an emergency, it is very important to maintain social distancing.

 

Routine Procedures Due –

Routine vaccinations & health checks are unable to be given at this time. We will ensure that your dog receives vaccinations as soon as we are able and if this involves restarting a course there will be no additional charges made.

Neutering of cats – We are unable to offer routine cat neuters during this time and would strongly advise that all cats that are unneutered are continued to be kept indoors. This is vital for the cat population. We do not want to end up with a kitten boom as a result of this.

 

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Due to the layout of our building it makes it hard to distance effectively within our consulting rooms

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