Autumn 2020

What's New at KVC

Thanks to everyone for being understanding and making an effort to keep our staff and clients safe.

With the easing of coronavirus restrictions on 1st June, we will now be allowing 2 clients in the waiting room at a time.82583456 s 1
We will still be taking your pet off you for the examination, and we would still ask you to pay via EFT rather than cash where possible.

Thanks also to everyone for their patience while our roof has been replaced.



Coronavirus and Your Pet
We understand how stressful this time has been for everyone. The AVA has put out advice for pet owners to help reduce any concerns they may have about their pets.
1.    There is currently no evidence you can get COVID-19 from your pet.
Worldwide, there are only a few reports of cats and dogs testing positive to COVID-19.  These incidents have only occurred in animals which have been in close contact with an infected owner. There are no reported cases in domestic animals or wildlife in Australia. 
There is currently no evidence that pet animals have been involved in the spread of COVID-19 to humans. The main risk of COVID-19 spread is from human-to-human transmission
2. Keep your pets with your family. There is a low chance your pet could get the virus that causes COVID-19 on its coat if it is exposed to someone with the disease. If someone has patted your dog and you are concerned, a bath in dog shampoo will remove the virus if it is present. Always wash your hands after handling your pet.43958710 s
3.    Plan for the care of your pets in case you need to go to hospital.
    Have an emergency kit (e.g. leads, medicines, food) for your pets
    Decide if they can stay in your home or on your property with a friend, neighbour or pet sitter caring for them or if they need to go into boarding.  Ensure you have the contact numbers for these arrangements written down.
    Tell a neighbour or friend what your plan is so they can put it in place if you are unable to
    If you are in quarantine, do not break quarantine by physically bringing your pet to the clinic, even if your pet is sick. Ring us first and ask for advice. 
    If your pet needs to be seen, we will be able to work with you to ensure your pet will receive the care they need, while keeping our staff safe.
4.    Continue to practice good hand hygiene before and after handling your pet, their food and their food and water bowls.
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