Some pet cats have tested positive for Corona virus in New York. These cats were in contact with infected people. Currently, we don’t have any cases where a pet has given Corona Virus to a person.
Current recommendations for people that have Corona Virus is to have someone else take care of their pet until they are completely recovered and test negative.
New Lab testing for Corona Virus in pets is becoming available. There are a number of parameters that must be met and the test has to be ordered with the approval of a State Veterinarian. The pet must have been tested negative for other causes of it’s symptoms.
This is a new development that we will monitor closely and update with new information as it comes available.
Thank you, Dr. Jack Schmidt
Your Pet’s Pediatrician
AS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS, OUR GOAL IS TO REMAIN OPEN DURING THIS PANDEMIC AND TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR OUR CLIENTS AND STAFF.
• FOR PET CARE VISITS, THE CLINIC IS NOW USING STRICT CURBSIDE ASSISTANCE ONLY IN ORDER TO AVOID THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
• PLEASE CALL WHEN YOU HAVE ARRIVED SO A DOCTOR OR TECHNICIAN CAN MEET YOU AT YOUR VEHICLE.
• IF YOU NEED TO PICK UP PRESCRIPTION FOOD OR MEDICATION YOU MAY COME IN TO DO SO, HOWEVER IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE COMING INSIDE
• WE CAN TAKE PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE AND BRING YOUR ITEMS TO YOUR VEHICLE.
• IF YOU OR ANYONE WITH YOU IS SICK OR HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONA VIRUS DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING AND CALL OUR OFFICE SO OUR STAFF AND OTHER CLIENTS CAN STAY PROTECTED.
• PLEASE REMAIN 6 FEET APART WHILE WE ARE ASSISTING YOU OUTSIDE.
• PLEASE TOUCH ONLY WHAT YOU MUST AND REMIND CHILDREN TO DO THE SAME.
• PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE #824-5454 FOR ANY ASSISTANCE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING,
ST.AUGUSTINE ANIMAL CLINIC STAFF
We are committed to taking precautions and actions to keep our business safe and ensure the well-being of our employees and clients. We are closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and will be following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other health organizations.
We will be continuing to serve our customers and providing support where we can. Please contact us if you have specific needs or questions. Thank you.
There is no evidence that we can get Corona virus from our dogs and cats.
The kind of Corona virus that dogs can get causes vomiting and diarrhea and is not transmissible to people and usually resolves with symptomatic treatment in 3 days. We do have a vaccine for dogs that prevents intestinal Corona virus. Dogs and cats have a very different strain of Corona virus that can’t even be transmitted to people. In fact, dogs can’t give cats Corona virus or visa Versa.
I am more than happy to kiss my dog, Buddy, and have him sleep in our bed...along with the cats, Spooky and Emma!
Dr Jack, Your Pet’s Pediatrician
As of today, we are open and operating normally.
We have no plans at this time to change our hours or services, and we are doing our best to keep food and medication stocked.
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