The health and well-being of your pet remains our top priority. As news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community continues to develop, we are closely monitoring the CDC guidelines and also understand that now more than ever that pets are an integral part of the family.
At this time, our clinic remains open but is operating under strict new guidelines.
- Please check in and plan on waiting in your car or out front, and a staff member will meet you there.
- Please limit one person per pet in the lobby for check in.
As elective surgeries decrease, we may be available for more emergency situations during business hours.
While the CDC and other health authorities have indicated that dogs, cats, and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of humans within our facilities— notably our clients and staff.
For the safety of our team and your family we are monitoring CDC recommendations and will continue to increase our attention to cleaning frequency and methods accordingly. We have provided options for hand cleaning for you, and will work closely with our staff to ensure that anyone who is not feeling well understands that we support them staying home.
The adoption center will be open by appointment only. Please view our available animals on-line for an application. A staff member will be in contact with you within 24 hours to set up a meeting. Our local pounds and shelters are filling up quickly and we are in crisis mode to help save healthy and adoptable pets- please consider opening up your home to a pet in need by either adopting or fostering.
We are limiting volunteers to Adoption Ambassadors until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We remain committed to keeping the people and pets in our community healthy.
While COVID-19 is contagious for humans and, as of now, is understood to spread primarily from person to person, the WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) Global Veterinary Community—an association representing more than 200,000 veterinarians— states that there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected. The association does, however, caution that this is a rapidly evolving situation and updates will be provided as they are received. People confirmed to have COVID-19 should avoid contact with other people as well as pets.
COVID-19 is a newly identified virus that has now been detected in 95 locations internationally, including the U.S. It is spread mostly from person to person. It is suspected that it originally came from an animal source, but it is now a disease of people.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory diseases. COVID-19 is in that family of viruses.
While scientists and drug companies are working to develop and test treatments and vaccines, at this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it.
Having a plan in place for your pets is critical: If you or a family member becomes sick or requires hospitalization, you will need to have someone to take care of your animals.
- Identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.
- Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.
- Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
- Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.
- Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip (best practice is microchipping).
If your pet is not up-to-date on vaccinations or needs a microchip, you are welcome to come to the Saturday morning walk-in wellness clinic, or call us at (540) 344-8707 for an appointment.
If you are a client at Angels of Assisi, click here to print out your pet’s medical history.