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Covid-19 Advice and Support

Covid-19 Advice and Support – updated Tuesday 14th April

Coronavirus

Craig Robinson Vets is committed to supporting our clients and pets at this difficult time. We take the health and welfare of all our staff and clients extremely seriously but we also have a responsibility to provide the best care we can for animals.

  • We will remain open to treat sick or injured animals and for the collection of medicines.
  • We will continue to provide a 24/7 emergency service.
  • We are mindful of government advice on reducing the spread of the virus.
  • Clients are asked to consider if a visit to the surgery is necessary, or if it can wait until the situation improves.
  • We offer telephone or Zoom consultations. They may allow us to remotely prescribe medicines.
  • As of today we are offering primary and year 1 vaccinations for puppies and kittens. Annual boosters are offered but we are advised that immunity will last for 15 months and there is no reason to attend urgently.
  • Rabbit vaccines are strongly advised and offered.
  • If you would like a pet neutered please phone the surgery.

Visiting Craig Robinson Vets

If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19, or suspect you might be infected, please advise staff before attending the surgery.

  • Please wait in your vehicle and phone us when you arrive.
  • Observe a two metre ‘social distancing’ gap.
  • We will examine your pet in the surgery while you wait.
  • We can discuss the complaint over the phone before seeing your pet.
  • Payments are taken over the phone.

Pet owners diagnosed with Covid-19 infection
According to The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the current spread of Covid-19 is a result of human to human transmission. To date there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease in a significant way and there is no justification in taking measures against contact with companion animals which may compromise their welfare.

Precautions:

  • Wash your hands before and after any interaction with your pet.
  • Restrict close contact with pets (e.g. kissing) as a precautionary measure until more is known about the virus. While pets don’t become infected and transmit the virus to humans or to other pets by coughing, they could carry it on their coats and transmit it to humans that way.