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COVID-19 Update

March 17, 2020

We know your pet is an important member of your family and their health is a priority. At Small Animal Hospital, we understand the concern and questions many of our clients have regarding their pets and how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could potentially impact them. Our office has and always will strive to keep our patients healthy by offering high-quality pet care with convenient hours.  At this time, we have no plans to restrict our hours or services.

We felt it was important to connect with you, our loyal clients, to share information that can help put your mind at ease, and assure you we are staying on top of the emerging information as it becomes available.

While we are still learning much in regards to the virus, we are confident that human to pet or pet to human transmission of COVID-19 is not likely. Meaning, should there be exposure to COVID-19, it is not possible for you to catch coronavirus from your pet or for your pet to transmit the virus to you.

As a matter of good health, we do urge you to follow recommended sanitation and hygiene practices any time you interact with a pet. For up to date information on COVID-19 and pets from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), click here.

Other important points we’d like to share:

  • The disinfectants we use year-round are effective against Coronavirus. As a healthcare practice, we have routine processes in place to stop disease transmission in pets
  • We have increased the frequency of disinfecting client touchpoints (i.e. bathrooms, doorknobs, etc.) Because everyone can benefit from additional training, all staff has had a thorough review of disinfection and handwashing processes. Cleaning areas are readily used by our staff to ensure frequent and thorough hand-washing.
  • While we warmly welcome everyone, we will refrain from handshakes until this threat has passed.
  • Our dedicated staff has been advised to remain at home if they are running a fever or if a family member is suspected of having COVID-19.

When to Reschedule:

In an effort to remain open during normal hours, and to keep our staff healthy and do our part in helping to stall the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask any Client who is currently experiencing the following symptoms to call and reschedule their appointment:

FEVER –  COUGH – CHILLS – SHORTNESS OF BREATH

EXPOSED TO FLU, COLD OR COVID-19

HAVE TRAVELED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE LAST MONTH.

Please give us a call at (239) 332-1194 with any questions or concerns.

Warm regards,
The Staff at Small Animal Hospital


3307 Railroad Street
Fort Myers, FL 33916
t: (239) 734-7468

Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
Early drop off service at 7am

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