With the continued threat of COVID-19 we are still dedicated to protecting our clients, community and employees of Somers Veterinary Hospital. We are still continuing curbside service at this time and will update you with any changes.
We ask that when you are here for your appointment, that you direct your attention to our staff members so that we may assist you and your pet efficiently. It is essential that we get appropriate and updated information at this time. Therefore please refrain from conference calls, personal calls etc.. during your appointment time. We understand how important your time is, as is ours. Delays caused by these personal phone calls, etc.. is resulting in increased appointment times for you but also delays all those appointments behind you. Thank you for your continued support as we persevere at this difficult time and we ask that you be mindful of those others around you.
If you are exhibiting any respiratory symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19 positive individuals, have tested positive for COVID-19 or have traveled to high-risk countries, please inform staff immediately. If this is not an emergency for your pet, ie. a routine appointment, we ask that you reschedule your pet's appointment to a later and safer time. If it is an emergency, please call ahead if possible with this information so that we may help your pet and maintain safety measures for both the staff and you. Ideally having another family member bring your pet would be the best situation to avoid exposures.
We are Continuing curbside appointments for ALL of our clients. All appointments will be given a scheduled time, similar to a regular office visit. Please remain in your car in our parking lot and a history and information will be gathered by phone (please fill out the Intake form that applies to your pet at least 24 hours prior to your appointment and e-mail it to email@example.com), and then a SVH team member will collect your pet. We are also calling scheduled appointments ahead of their appointment to reduce wait times in the parking lot. Once examination and treatments are complete, you may pay over the phone by credit or debit card.
Food and medication pickups--please remain IN YOUR CAR and call the office. Payments can be made by credit/debit card over the phone. All items will be delivered to your car by SVH team members. By calling ahead we can schedule pickup times that may make this process more efficient with fewer waits. Please call at least 2 to 3 days prior to pickup for needed medications and food. With the current Covid protocols, last minute needs for medications and foods can be difficult at times to fill on an immediate need and may require you to make a second trip if not called ahead. There are also shipping and distribution changes involved with many medications and food items due to the pandemic that are out of our control and by calling ahead we can hopefully avoid any shortages. Remember do not wait until the last minute for your pets medication and food needs because of these current unforeseen shortages that can occur.
Please be patient for we are working within limited confines. Extended waiting times may occur. We do apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause however we are doing what we can to help stem potential problems being seen in other communities affected by COVID-19.
We are asking for people's patience during this difficult time while we continue our Covid-19 protocols and recommendations being set by the various veterinary communities to help keep our community safe. Please be aware that as things evolve further changes may be made.
Thank you for your help at this difficult time.
Your friends at Somers Veterinary Hospital