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UPDATE on COVID-19

By March 19, 2020 Uncategorized

UPDATE on  COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. It’s a changing world, so are our plans and actions.

At this time, we are here and have no plans of closing.

We are still monitoring the COVID-19 virus closely from the AVMA, WVMA, CDC and local health departments. We are following all recommendations made by local, state and federal health officials. Because the City of Dodgeville  has declared emergency measures to be followed by all offices, we are implementing car check-ins and limiting risks.

Changes made to safeguard you, your pets, and our team:

Stay in your car: We have implemented a car side check-in/out for all appointments and pick up of medication/foods/anything

    • When you arrive in the parking lot call us 608-935-2306
      • Please let us know if you or anyone else you are in contact with are showing any signs of illness or if any known exposure has happened
      • Explain where you are parked, what type and color is your vehicle
      • You will be put on hold and we will pick up the line when we start the appointment
    • A staff member will come out  and bring your pet into the clinic, you will make decisions as if you were in the room.
    • We will fill prescriptions and get anything ready you might need.
    • We will check you out like you were in the clinic, charge your credit card or care credit. If paying by cash or check we can pick it up when we return your pet to your car. 
    • Your take home directions and invoice will be brought when we return your pet to your car.
  • We can MAIL anything that you might normally pick up at the clinic, just let us know when you call.
    • As always you can get pet food from Hills to Home (we need to send you an email link, just let us know) for Science Diet or Hills Prescription food, VetDirect is Purina’s site for all of their foods, and Covetrus has Royal Canin foods (our online pharmacy partner).
  • You can EMAIL pictures and/or videos to DVS@dodgevillevet.net and we will have a veterinarian review the case and help the best we can.
  • Veterinarians will be monitoring the appointments and if any appointments can be turned into a VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT , we will be in contact with you.
    • The charge for this is type of an appointment is $45.50.
    • You will need to have video capabilities for these types of appointments.
    • You will need to be an existing client that has been examined by one of our Veterinarians in the last year.
  • We are still requiring staff that are ill to stay home.
  • We are continuously disinfecting commonly touched surfaces such as doors, seats, and handles for our staff.
  • Antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers have been distributed throughout the clinic for our staff.
  • We are currently not scheduling any house calls to protect our staff members.
  • We would also ask that if you are ill to stay home, see if anyone else can bring your pet or what other options might work.

We encourage you to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

Steps to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol when water and soap are unavailable
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put more space between people, especially those who are at higher risk.

Steps to protect others:

  • Stay home if you are sick, except for medical care if needed
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Do not reuse tissues, throw them away.
  • Immediately wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Dodgeville Veterinary Service will continue to be responsible in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and will keep you informed of any changes that might be made going forward.

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  • Paula Davis says:

    My dog Bella has an appointment next week for removal of staples after surgery. Will you come to the car to get her for that ?

    • dodgeville says:

      I see that you came this morning and yes we will come to the car. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, this information was lost in my email.

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