As of June 17,2021:
Doctor appointments: Please call first to let us know you are here. We will escort you and your pet inside once a room is available.
Tech Appointments: All tech appointments will continue to be CURBSIDE. Call us and check in and a tech will come out to get your pet.
Medication, Food or PET PICK-UP: Please WALK IN and sign in at the front desk.
In an effort to keep our clients and staff safe, we ask that if you are sick with a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms to please stay home. We would be happy to reschedule your appointment
Although there have not been reports of pets becoming sick with COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. If you are ill with COVID-19, be sure to tell your physician and public health official that you have a pet or other animal in your home. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with your pet or service animal. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. Additional guidance on managing pets in homes where people are sick with COVID-19 is available from the CDC.
For responsible pet owners, preparing in advance is key. Make sure you have an emergency kit prepared, with at least two weeks’ worth of your pet’s food and any needed medications. Usually, we think about emergency kits like this in terms of what might be needed for an evacuation, but it’s also good to have one prepared in the case of quarantine or self-isolation when you cannot leave your home.
While we are recommending these as good practices, it is important to remember there is currently no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Our staff is here to help.
Melrose Veterinary Hospital