While your pet is probably excited to have you home during lockdown, there are still impacts on vet services to keep them safe that you need to know about.
David Mason from Greencross Vets has provided some comments on the SA COVID-19 restrictions and how the new rules impact veterinary services and emergency care.
From mask requirements to 24/7 online consultation services, here’s what South Australia pet parents need to know:
- In South Australia, veterinarians operate an essential service and can continue to provide care to their patients.
- In order to keep the community and their teams safe, vets will operate in a way that limits or eliminates the risk of spreading COVID-19. Therefore, minimal contact procedures will apply, and masks are compulsory in all clinics. We ask pet parents to be patient as these extra procedures take time.
- Sick and emergency patients will always be prioritised, and we urge pet parents to call ahead before arriving at any vet clinic or hospital.
- Greencross Vets offers WebVet, a 24/7 online telehealth consultation service for any routine or non-urgent appointments. You can access vet advice with registered vets anywhere, anytime in the comfort of your own home. WebVet seeks to offer clients ‘peace of mind’ about their pets, as they are able to speak directly to a veterinarian about their concerns in a zoom like consult.
Find out more about their 24/7 remote vet services here.