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Can I let clients inside the animal hospital now?

  • 1.  Can I let clients inside the animal hospital now?

    Posted 06-30-2020 08:21
    Edited by Tim Atkinson 06-30-2020 08:22
    June 30th 202
    At this time the Department of Agriculture and Markets has issued "Interim Guidance to Veterinarians Resuming Elective, Non-Urgent Veterinary Procedures and/or Examinations"

    • Curbside intake and pickup of animals should be used, wherever practical, to minimize the number of clients in waiting areas and exam rooms.
    • When curbside intake is impracticable,a protocol must be developed to minimize, to the greatest extent possible, contact between or among the staff, the client,and others at the veterinary facility.
    • In situations in which a handler must accompany an animal into a veterinary facility for drop off or pick up, to the extent possible, there should be only one handler per animal patient.
    • Where social distancing cannot be maintained, both the handler and the facility staff should use appropriate nose and mouth coverings when within 6 feet of each other.
    • Veterinarians and their staff may use their judgment to allow an additional person(s)to accompany the patient and handlerin exigent circumstances (e.g.euthanasia)