Coronavirus update

We are still here for you and you pet(s), but we are having to follow the guidelines issued by the RCVS (Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons) and BVA (British Veterinary Association) while government restrictions are in place.
We must keep the door locked so please always ring us on 01993 772627 before coming down.
**In a genuine emergency, examples of this include severe bleeding, trouble breathing or a road traffic accident, please telephone the practice and we will arrange for a vet to see your pet immediately. Restrictions will be in place but we will explain these to you at the time.
**In all other circumstances please telephone for advice. If we feel you would benefit from it, we will book you a video consultation with one of our vets (normal fees apply). You don’t need to download any apps, we will send you an e-mail in advance with everything you need to know.
**All vaccinations and routine procedures will be delayed until we have the next government update and then guidelines will be reassessed. Please contact us for further advice about your pet’s specific situation if you are worried.
**All medications (include flea and worm treatments) and almost any type of pet food can be ordered as normal. Collection or delivery will then be arranged.
We hope that this will allow us to provide the very best veterinary care that we can offer in these challenging times.

**** Coronavirus and your cat ****
There is bound to be some concern in light of the recent BBC news website relating to our feline friends and coronavirus. It suggests that vets are advising that all cats should be kept indoors.
The BVA (British Veterinary Association) were mis-quoted and have explained that this advice is only for cats living in a house where their owners are self-isolating or have coronavirus symptoms, this is a precautionary measure and should only be done if the cat isn’t stressed by being kept in.
Our pets’ fur can carry the virus in the same way as other surfaces which is why the advice is to continue good hand hygiene.
There has been a very tiny number of cases of coronavirus in animals and in all the cases it is likely that the transmission was human to animal. There is currently no evidence that pets can pass the virus to their owners.
Please contact the practice if you have any questions or concerns. – updated 08/04/2020