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We understand it is a very worrying time for pet owners.

Our veterinary practices are here to provide you with advice and support. In order to limit the spread of Covid-19, we are currently prioritising emergency consultations and are conducting telephone consultations wherever possible. Please call to make an appointment, which may be by phone.

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We recognise that there are questions around animal transmission of Coronavirus Covid-19. The World Organisation for Animal Health states that “The current spread of COVID-19 is as a result of human to human transmission. To date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease”.

If a pet owner has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that they restrict contact with pets as a precautionary animal health measure, until more information is known about the virus. If they must care for their pet while sick, it is recommended that owners wash their hands before and after any interaction with an animal and wear a facemask, just as a precaution.

In the very unlikely event that a pet shows clinical signs, please do not take them to the vet; we advise calling your vet practice for further advice.

Please do not visit the vet if you suspect that you have Covid-19 or may have been in contact with someone who has.  Please call one of our practices and one of our colleagues will be able to advise you on what to do.