Coronavirus

By March 12, 2020 Uncategorized

Animal Health Center recognizes the widespread outbreak covid-19 virus. Our mantra is “Be Prepared, but not Panicked”. As your trusted family vet, we want you to know we are working hard to minimize disruptions. We are putting preparations in place now, but taking it each day at a time as new information develops.

Animal Health Center recommends that you stay up to date with recommendations of the CDC, World Health Organization, and local health agencies and check for changes and updates often.

Some precautions we are taking include:

Employees are being asked to wash their hands in between patients as usual, and also hourly for added protection

We have stocked up on cleaning supplies and on top of our routine environmental cleaning and disinfection, we have posted a daily schedule that includes wiping down all door handles, credit card machines, signature pads, telephones, keyboards and mouse, and the most common surfaces we touch an extra 3 times a day.

Employees have been asked to stay home if they have a fever, cough, or any signs of upper respiratory issues.

We have added multiple bottles of hand sanitizer through out the hospital, including at the front door, reception desk, and each exam room. We kindly ask that you take a moment to sanitize your hands when you enter the building.

We ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath please stay home. We will not penalize you for any canceled appointments due to sickness at this time. We will also be asking any clients that seem to be exhibiting symptoms while in the office to wait in their car or reschedule to a later date. Please understand this is for everyone’s safety.

To date, there is no evidence that companion animals or pets can spread COVID-19 (per CDC guidance). For the latest information about coronavirus and pets, we encourage you to visit the links below:

We have been working with the state vet at the NH State Board of Veterinary Medicine to stay informed of any other precautions we should be taking, if any, regarding pets. We have also been exploring the possibility of telemedicine as a means of avoiding contact with potentially infected people. We are preparing that some of our employees made need time off either for quarantin,e or in the event that schools and daycares close. If this happens and Animal Health Center has to operate on a small crew of employees, we will not be able to accept new patients and may need to keep our schedule open for pets that need immediate attention. We don’t know that it will come to this, and we surely hope that it doesn’t but the safety of our clients and staff are important and we will follow recommendations set forth by the CDC, W.H.O., and local health agencies.

Please follow us on Facebook for any information regarding these updates. You can also reach out to any time with any specific questions by calling us at 603-332-3358.

Thank you for your understanding!

 

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