In response to recent COVID-19 concerns, we are writing to assure our clients that we are taking recommended precautions.
We are currently open for business with normal operating hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a hospital we already have strict disinfecting/cleaning protocols in place, but we have increased our efforts during this time. Keeping our clients, patients, and staff healthy is our top priority.
We are offering concierge service during this time- we are asking clients to remain in their vehicles, and we will greet you at the vehicle to retrieve your pet for treatment. We will keep in touch with you by phone for treatment plans, updates, questions, etc. We do ask if you are sick with possible COVID-19 symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to anyone with symptoms, or are under quarantine that you have someone else transport your pet if at all possible (or call the office to discuss options).
There is not evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 to people, or that they might be a source of infection. Please see this link for more information.
You’ve heard of a pocket watch, but what about a pocket pet? That’s right, a pocket pet is a small, furry little pet that can fit straight in your pocket! The pets that fall into this category are animals like rats, hamsters, hedgehogs, gerbils, and their slighter larger counterparts such as chinchillas, or guinea pigs. While these pets may not require daily walks or get excited about belly rubs, they’re still fun and unique animals.
Before you decide to go out and purchase a pocket pet, it’s important that you know what type of living arrangement it needs, what it eats, if it needs exercise, and what type of veterinary care may be necessary. Each of the tiny pets listed above should be cared for just as traditional pets. To learn more about each of these pocket pets, read the articles below.