At Home – Self Isolating – Social Distancing
Staff and Veterinarian availability has been reduced by the Covid-19 pandemic, but The Burnt Mill Veterinary Center remains open as an Essential Business. Practice is limited to sick/geriatric animals and time-sensitive preventative care. Appointments will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Please also call to discuss your pet’s needs if an appointment post card is received. We are maintaining a list of calls; routine appointments will be scheduled after social distancing guidelines are relaxed.
In general, clients are not allowed into the building. Please wear a mask and have your pet either securely leashed or in a carrier. Exams may be done in the parking lot or in the building while clients wait in their car. Email and telephone will be used more frequently when appropriate.
We understand the general stress and less face time with the veterinarian, along with uncomfortable weather and separation from important family members. Take solace in the fact that most pets are doing extremely well and we have enjoyed the extra time actually spent with THEM! We will also do as much as possible with nervous pets outside while social distancing in a practical manner. Please keep in mind that “flight risk” must also be considered.
Clients that are COVID positive, similarly ill, or potentially exposed should call our office for further guidance instead of showing up in person.
We also ask high-risk families (age, medical conditions, working in health-care/critical occupations) to notify us prior to your appointment. Thank you for helping to reduce risk for everyone and please remember to wash your hands.
Unfortunately, Fleas and Ticks do not respect social distancing guidelines. Canine Nexgard kills ticks quickly and most dogs readily eat it. 3 count boxes are for sale with a 4th free dose provided. We have been using this product for 6 years on our own dogs and are content with the safety and efficacy.
Revolution Plus is a new topical product for cats that treats fleas, ticks, many intestinal parasites, and ear mites. It also prevents heartworm infection, which is still rare in the Cumberland Valley, but it is a nice bonus. Revolution Plus combines the same class of drug that is in the dog Nexgard chewables, along with the original Revolution ingredient (selamectin). It seems to be working quite well so far!
Remember to take advantage of a $15 credit placed on a Zoetis “Rewards Card” with every 6 count box purchased. There is some work on your behalf, but it is a prepaid MasterCard that may be “recharged” with every qualifying Zoetis product purchase. The card may be used to pay an invoice (for anything) at any veterinary practice in the United States. This is a long-standing offer from Zoetis: www.zoetispetcarerewards.com
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