COVID 19 Update, April 2021
Starting our second year with the COVID 19 pandemic;
This time last year, it was unimaginable to think we might still be curbside for spring of 2021. We know it is frustrating for our clients. Please understand that we are doing our best to follow guidelines and keep you and our staff safe and healthy. Many of our clients and some staff members are now vaccinated against COVID 19. According to the CDC, vaccines significantly reduce risk of getting sick from the virus, however, they are still recommending precautions.
As per the CDC website... If you've been fully vaccinated:
You should still take steps to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
For the safety of you, your families and our staff, we continue to follow curbside protocols;
- Bring your cat to the clinic in a carrier and call when you arrive
- We will arrange to transport your cat into the clinic while you wait in your car
- The doctor will call to discuss exam findings and options for diagnostics and treatment
For prescription diets or medication refills we can arrange contact-free pick up. Alternately, try our online store to have supplies delivered directly to your home. * Please note that we have had to limit the volume of foods sold per client due to backorders and limited supply.
We have begun allowing clients to accompany their cats for euthanasia if they meet certain criteria. If you see a client coming in or leaving, please understand that they are likely saying good bye to their beloved friend.
Please DO NOT come to the clinic if:
- you have symptoms of or have been diagnosed with COVID-19
- you have had close contact with someone that is positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days
* If your cat needs medical attention, please call and we will try to help.
Appointments continue to take extra time due to extended cleaning and communication requirements. These delays translate to reduced numbers of cases being seen each day and makes it harder for us to catch up on routine visits. We will likely have a 3-6 week delay in scheduling annual exams. Please call well in advance so we can best accommodate any time constraints you may have.
As always, we save a few appointments each day to fit in urgent cases. We can also work in a couple less urgent cases as drop off appointments. None the less, we do tend to fill up. At the risk of 'burning out' our dedicated and hard working staff, we sometimes do have to refer good clients to another clinic. For this, we are truly sorry.
Thank you again for trusting us with your beloved feline partners, and, Stay Safe!