Covid-19 guidelines

Posted 4-23-2020

Two Pet Cats Test Positive
Yesterday it was announced that the first two pet cats in the United States tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

This statement from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association):
We want to remind you that it is important to remember that there is currently no reason at this time to think that domestic animals, including pets, in the United States might be a source of infection with SARS-CoV-2. Accordingly, there is no reason to remove pets from homes where COVID-19 has been identified in members of the household, unless there is risk that the pet itself is not able to be cared for appropriately. In this emergency, pets and people each need the support of the other and veterinarians are there to support the good health of both.

To Our Clients:

For the the safety of our clients, their families and our staff and their families, we are implementing some precautions to follow the CDC recommendations:

  • We will continue seeing patients for care. If only medications are needed, please call the hospital and we will fill the prescription as timely as possible after a doctor's approval;
  • We would prefer payment over the phone, if possible;
  • If you have an appointment, please wait in your car and call when you arrive;
  • One of our assistants or technicians will be out to greet you and take a history; and
  • If able, we may ask to take your pet inside to the doctor or for treatment and discuss procedures over the phone.

We are trying to limit exposure of clients to each other to keep everyone well.

Thank you for understanding and please don't hesitate to call us with any questions.

Ann Brady, DVM
Megan Smith, DVM
Staff of Mebane Veterinary Hospital