COVID-19 update

Dear Friends, As concern about COVID-19 continues, we want to take a minute to update you on what we're doing here at Dover Shores Pet Care.

  • Rest assured we are able to continue to provide all services.
  • We have ramped-up our already standard of care sanitary procedures.
  • All surgery, dentistry,  treatments and out-patient procedures are proceeding as scheduled.
  • We have modified all of our procedures to comply with CDC guidelines.

Because we are a small independent provider of veterinary service with a full-time staff of less than ten, we can easily comply with all the safety guidelines now recommended! 

Rest assured that if your beloved pet becomes ill or is injured, WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE AT DOVER SHORES VETERINARY HOSPITAL:

  • All surgery, dentistry, treatments and out-patient procedures are proceeding as scheduled.
  • All of our procedures are modified to comply with CDC guidelines.
  • Clients with cold or flu symptoms wear masks to minimize exposure.
  • Our standard of care sanitary procedures have been ramped-up.
  • Curbside "Concierge" drive-up service for out-patients, drop-offs and pickup is now the standard of care.
  • Team members who are ill are staying home.
  • We are evaluating the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and will continue to follow the directions of local officials. We will update you with any changes.
  • Sanitizing the hospital and all surface areas frequently, and between each patient and client.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the office.
  • Sorry - Restrooms are closed under the current order (rev 3-18-20)
  • Monitoring the CDC and government authorities for healthcare updates.
  • Re-training our team on isolation, containment, cleaning and disinfection
  • Providing quality healthcare for your pet, so at least you can be worry-free about your beloved pet's health.

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR PETS?

  • Keep them healthy!
  • Preventative Care Assessments - Scheduled Regularly
  • Vaccinations - kept current and consistent with our guidelines
    • Especially bordetella vaccinations and or flu vaccinations
  • Health Screening and or testing as appropriate for each individual patient.
  •  Be vigilant on walks.
    • Avoid contact with unknown pets and wildlife
    • Choose upscale “clean areas” to exercise your pets.
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  • Clean litter boxes and sod boxes regularly.
  • Check your disaster (e.g. earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire evacuation, etc) preparation kits and supplies and update them as needed. 
  • MEDICATION 
    • Keep a one month supply on hand.
  • FOOD AND SUPPLIES
    • Keep a one month supply on hand.
  • DO not postpone needed and/or recommended services or procedures.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow;
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from other (especially unknown) persons.
  • Get your flu shot to protect against influenza (a much more common and also potentially deadly virus.).
  • Keeping yourself healthy is a proven method of reducing the risk of any future infections.  - The same is true for your pet.
  • If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, follow public health guidance and monitor your health. Call your healthcare providers and inform them about your travel history if you need care.
  • And above all

Keep calm and exercize commmon sense.

We are evaluating the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and will continue to follow the directions of local officials. We will update you with any changes.

Don’t Worry - Act Now

Schedule your Preventative Care Visit with Dr. B NOW ...

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