Update on VMC services during the Covid-19 outbreak
VMC is committed to keeping your pets healthy while protecting the safety of our clients and employees during this Coronavirus outbreak. We are doing our best to reduce the spread of disease by increasing our cleaning and disinfecting protocol. We currently plan to continue with our normal business hours, with reduced services over the next few weeks. To do this, please do not visit our hospital if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We want to continue to provide excellent care for your pets, and in order to do so, we need to stay healthy.
Please postpone wellness appointments, elective surgeries, and elective technician appointments. If your pet is sick or needs immediate attention and you are not well, or have been around others who are not well, please call the clinic so we can determine how best to safely help your pet.
We have launched a telemedicine option, which will allow our doctors to speak to you directly, make a diagnosis and prescribe medications for existing clients. Download the TeleVet for client’s app on your phone or tablet, enter your information, and start a consult.
The link to the website is here gettelevet.com.
If your pet is sick and needs to come to the office, only one person can bring the patient to the hospital. Once at VMC, stay in your car, then please call the main office number at 410-822-8505, and a technician will direct you to the exam room. No multi pet appointments allowed, unless a dire emergency. For clients requesting routine refills of medications for pets, understand we will dispense only a 2-week supply; additional refills can be obtained through our online store.
Many people have questions about transmission of the Coronavirus from their pets.
At this time, experts believe it is very unlikely. The World Health Organization currently advises that there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. The OIE states there is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this disease or that they become sick. The CDC also seconds that opinion, stating that, “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19.”
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult, confusing situation. Together we can work to keep our VMC family safe and healthy.