Dear Scotts Valley Pet Families,
As news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community continues to develop, we are monitoring the situation closely. First, we are sending our thoughts to all of you during this most difficult time. Our main concern is for the health of our staff, clients and patients.
At this time, our hospital remains open and is operating under reduced business hours. Monday-Friday 8 am to 2pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm
While the CDC and other health authorities have indicated that dogs, cats, and other domestic pets are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of humans within our facility – notably our clients and staff.
We are seeing patients for medical concerns only by appointment. Non-Concerning and Wellness appointments are being scheduled out after April 7th, please call to reserve a time.
We are open to pick up prescriptions and food orders. Please call first to order these products we will take payment over the phone, to reduce the person to person contact.
When you arrive at the clinic for your pets appointment or to pick up medication or food please call and we will come to you. Please do not enter the clinic, we will transfer your pet in the parking lot to the technician to bring into the clinic for their examination. The Doctor and or the technician will come outside to consult with on the best form of treatment. We will bring your prescription and or medications to you outside.
As medical professionals, we are quite familiar with the behaviors that will limit the risk of exposure to contagious diseases within our work environment – frequent hand-washing, use of hospital-grade antibacterial soaps and surface disinfectants. However, out of an abundance of caution, we’ve implemented this request so we can continue caring for your pets while protecting the health of our caregivers.
At this time, the World Health Organization currently advises that there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with COVID-19. The CDC also seconds that opinion, stating that, “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can directly spread COVID-19.” (Last updated on March 12, 2020.) However, pets can have the virus on them if they are in an environment with a large quantity of the virus. Therefore, to protect yourself, the CDC recommends that you wash your hands before and after interacting with your pet, and that you avoid being kissed or licked, and avoid sharing food with your pet.
Doctors and Staff at
Scotts Valley Veterinary Clinic