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The goal of the new protocols below is to adhere to the CDC social distancing guidelines to reduce the spread of respiratory illness among our clients and hospital staff.
Here at Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and are actively taking steps to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus, while continuing to remain open for our clients and patients. The health and safety of our clients, patients, and staff is, as always, a priority for us.
Our staff has been educated on the evolving nature of the coronavirus and the need to stay informed while minimizing exposure or transmission of the virus. We are following the CDC guidelines closely.
As per the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, we are limiting person-to-person contact including no handshaking and requesting social distancing of 4-6 feet when speaking in person.
How you can help?
Please do not enter the building. Call us when you arrive in the parking lot and you will be given further instructions.
If you are ill, we ask that you reschedule your appointment unless it is an emergency.
If it is an emergency and you are sick, please wear a mask and call us when you arrive. If you have to cough or need to sneeze, please do so in your sleeve to avoid exposing others to airborne transmission. Avoid close contact with our staff to help minimize the risk for all involved.
What about your pet(s)?
Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic animal health organizations agree there is no evidence, at this point, to indicate that pets can be infected with or spread COVID-19 to other animals or humans. However, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals. It is recommended that if you do become ill, you should limit contact with all animals. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet.
Know that we are constantly disinfecting surfaces and trying our best to remain open during this period while also trying to protect our staff, doctors and you, our clients, from this virus. However, as this pandemic develops, some appointments may have to be rescheduled. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Drs. Truffini and Gamez