Wow! What an interesting time right now.
I wanted to let everyone know that the State of Florida, as well as Pinellas County, considers Veterinary Practices to be ESSENTIAL businesses. That means we are OPEN with our regular hours and days of operation. Chantelle, Jamie, Lauren and I are here for you and we are following the CDC recommendations.
Now to accomplish this we have two options for you.
So, we are a hospital, an ANIMAL hospital, we handle germs all day long every day. We are MASTER virus killers. We are upping our game though. We are using hospital grade disinfectants on all high touch points – doorknobs, counter tops, pens, credit cards – every hour or so.
So, again we are an animal hospital. We are forever washing our hands all day. We will be sure to wash our hands before and after every pet. We encourage you to do the same. We have soap and sinks in our exam rooms so you can do this quite easily.
This is the toughest one. I never realized how many times I touch my face. But I am getting better. We will not be touching your face and we encourage you to only touch your face after you washed your hands for 20 seconds.
So, give me a call, 727-317-0099, if your fur babies need anything – we don’t want this people disaster to distract us from the care our babies need. Make sure you handle vaccines, fecal exams for parasites, heartworm test, heartworm preventatives, flea preventatives. Prevention is always better than needing to treat a disease process! And of course, we are here for you and your furry family if they do become ill.
Stay safe, follow the CDC guidelines and call me, I’m here for you and your fur babies.
Dr. Kathy 😊