You can now schedule Curbside Appointments. This is great for any pet owner wanting to bring their pet to the clinic but do not want to come in. We will come out to your car to get your pet then take them back in the clinic to an exam room. We will then connect to the video conference and conduct the exam as if you were right in the room. You will be able to see what we are doing and can ask the doctors questions as they conduct the exam. After the exam, one of our customer service representatives will come out and take payment. Once that is complete, the technician will then bring your pet back out to you and any medications that might be prescribed.
Please download the Zoom App to your phone prior to scheduling you appoint. You will then receive the conference video link.
UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 3/17/2020
Our priority is always to keep Amarillo Vet Clinic employees, clients and their pets safe, and we are taking necessary precautions amid the growing concerns around the COVID-19 virus outbreak. We will also keep you updated on any disruption to services or hours at our clinic or other pet information concerning COVID-19 as it develops. You can watch this page for updates.
Currently Amarillo Veterinary Clinic is open regular hours and operating as normal.
When visiting Amarillo Veterinary Clinic, please follow the clinic and CDC guidelines for personal health and hygiene:
- Wash your hands with soap and water prior to coming to Amarillo Veterinary Clinic.
- Use provided hand sanitizer upon arriving and leaving Amarillo Veterinary Clinic.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze, using a tissue (provided in each of our rooms) or your inner elbow (not your hands).
- When possible maintain a safe social distance (3-6 feet) between yourself and the staff.
- We ask that you abstain from shaking hands with our staff and instead just give them a wave.
- For Appointments and Non Appointments
- If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days or to an area in the United States with high incidence of COVID-19, it is critical that you do not come to the clinic but instead contact our staff to see how we can better help you and your pet. We are currently working on some options to be able to help our clients while they may be quarantined and unable to bring their animal to the clinic.
COVID-19 INFORMATION AS IT PERTAINS TO PETS
1. The CDC states that, “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. This is however being closely monitored.
2. There is a possibility that a person with COVID-19 could sneeze or otherwise contaminate their pet, and then another individual could touch that animal and contract the disease.
3. having your dog vaccinated against coronavirus will not prevent COVID-19. While there is a general coronavirus vaccine, it is not designed to work against this particular virus, so it would be ineffective.
4. There is no vaccine for COVID-19 for people or animals at this time.
5. CDC recommends limited contact with animals if you are diagnosed with COVID-19
5. There is still a lot of unknowns with COVID-19 and pets. Health officials are still learning each day about the virus and the impact on animals.
1. Identify a family member or friend who can care for your pet in case you have to be quarantined or hospitalized.
2. Include your pet in your preparedness plans. Have food and extra supplies, including medications. Two weeks’ worth of food, medicine and other supplies is recommended.
3. Order your supplies and prescriptions from our online pharmacy at Amarillo Vet Online Pharmacy
4. Ensure your pets vaccines are up-to-date in case boarding becomes necessary. This is includes the Bordetella that is required by all boarding facilities.
5. Document all medications with dosages and administering directions in case some one has to care for your pet if you become sick or hospitalized.
6. Make sure your pet has identification such as an ID tag on their collar and a microchip. Also make sure their microchip registration is up to date, including your emergency contact(s)
RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION
CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
Texas Department of Health https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
World Health Organization’s website: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus