*Latest Coronavirus Update*
It is with regret that we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our branch surgery at Katherine Place in Leavesden. We are still able to provide advice, medication and access to urgent and emergency care at our Cassiobury Drive surgery. Please call on 01923 223321 to speak to a member of our team if you are concerned about your pet.
We are aware this will cause inconvenience for many of our loyal clients and their pets and we aim to re-open as soon as we possibly can. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Best wishes from all the team at Park Vets
In the fight against the spread of coronavirus and after the ‘stay-at-home’ advice from the Prime Minister on Monday night and taking into account specific instruction from our governing body, the RCVS, we are regrettably unable to offer our usual service.
However, we are here to support you and your pets through these times.
We will be offering emergency and urgent care to your pets at the Cassiobury Surgery as usual. Please call the surgery first if the need arises before you attend. There will be questions to answer to ensure we offer the correct safe option of care, and so we are prepared.
As well as the telephone, we are offering video consultations/triage for some cases through Whatsapp/Facebook Messenger or email. There is a fee for these new services, but this would go towards the cost of a consultation if we subsequently advise that your pet would be better seen and treated at the surgery.
To minimise direct contact, prearranged and prepaid medicines should be collected from outside the surgery to avoid coming into the building. Please telephone the surgery before arriving to collect your medication as our opening times may vary. The majority of medicines can be posted, or in some urgent circumstances, delivered to your door if you were unable to come to the surgery.
Puppy parties have regrettably had to be cancelled, but we would like to keep in touch, be available to offer advice and see/hear about their progress as they grow. Please contact the surgery if your puppy or kitten requires their vaccines as we aim to continue this vital service.
We will continue to update our Facebook and website. There is a lot of content and links on the site.
We are here for you and your pet. Together, we need to all work safely, follow hand hygiene and social distancing advice and beat coronavirus.
All at Park Vet Centre
Advice for pet owners with symptoms of Coronavirus
13th March 2020
- There is no evidence that pet animals play a role in the spread of the disease or that they become sick themselves.
- Restrict contact with pets as a precautionary animal health measure until more information is known about the virus.
- If your pet requires care, wash your hands before and after any interaction with them.
- Keep cats indoors if possible and try to arrange for someone else to exercise dogs, taking care to restrict any contact with the person walking your dog and making sure they practice good hygiene. This is to reduce the likelihood of your pet spreading the disease through environmental contamination on their fur – there is no evidence that pet animals play a role in the spread of the disease or that they become sick themselves.
- If your pet shows clinical signs, please do not take it to the vet but call the practice for advice.
- If your pet requires emergency treatment, call the practice for further advice. Do not take your pet to the surgery unless the vet instructs you to. You may need to arrange for someone else to transport your pet for treatment.
Further information can be found on the WSAVA website
Puppy Parties and Behaviour Consultations
It is with regret that we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily cancel Puppy parties at our Katherine Place Clinic and Behaviour Consultations at our Cassio Clinic. We will be contacting clients affected by these cancellations.
We are taking these measures to protect our staff so that we can continue to provide a service for our clients and their pets.
We thank you for your patience during these difficult times and we will inform you when services return to normal.