Dear Clients of Deepdale
Firstly… dog and cat coronaviruses are unrelated to the human disease, please ignore all reports to the contrary. It seems probable that the virus may be physically carried on the coat of a pet from an infected person, please bear this in mind when visiting elderly or other at risk groups.
We are open for business with a reduced staff. We can only deal with urgent cases at the surgery, and would encourage you to email us instead (including photos but not video please) where possible.
Medication should also be ordered in this fashion, but can be collected as usual from the surgery subject to 48 hour notice. We are not experiencing any shortages having planned some weeks ahead for this sequence of events.
We are continuing to take bookings for boosters, but we unfortunately reserve the right to cancel suddenly if so ordered by higher powers. Puppies and first boosters will receive priority, older vaccinated pets will not be at significant risk if they wait a month or two.
Deepdale has always maintained the highest levels of hygiene and control of animal-human disease, and though a serious infection for an unfortunate few, the virus does not present any greater resistance to our usual cleaning regimes.
Please continue to exercise your dogs and allow cats outdoors unless ordered not to.
If you are experiencing symptoms or are in self-isolation but your pet needs treatment, please allow a family member or friend to bring them in. If this is not possible then we can meet you outside our entrance to receive your pet
This advice is correct as at 30.3.20 and applies to Deepdale clients only. We are not responsible for clipped or forwarded sections of the advice to others.
Charles Cullen BVetMed MRCVS
Deepdale Vet Centre, Potton SG19 2NH