Thank goodness, vets are being considered an ‘essential business’ this time around.
When the first lockdown looked likely, I was anxious about the welfare of the pets under our care.
I made a commitment with my team, that no animal would go uncared for, if I could help it. The restrictions placed on us in those first weeks of lockdown made this very hard.
Fortunately this time around the government has taken a different approach.
Vets are permitted to remain open.
We can see cases as long as we do so in a COVID-safe manner. As we have been doing exactly that for many months now, this essentially means no change to us.
You may have noticed our recently erected outside shelter. With the weather getting colder and wetter, we hope that this will keep our lovely clients a bit more comfortable as we deal with your pets inside.
We have built it over our disabled parking space, nearest our front door. This allows team members to communicate more easily with pet owners during their pet’s appointment, whilst minimising the risk of virus transmission.
If you usually use the disabled space – don’t worry. We have a plan:
Please simply let us know that you have a mobility issue. We request that you park in a regular parking space, and we will come out to you. You do not need to leave your vehicle at all.
We do request that all clients always book ahead by phone, even for a simple bag of food, or a worm tablet. In this way, we can have the right product ready for you, and take payment in a contact free manner.
We request that you only pick up your pre-ordered medications and food between 4.30 and 5.30pm each weekday, or between 11 and 11.30am on Saturdays. At these times we have staff available to bring things out to you in a safe manner.
Whatever your pet’s problem we are here to help. You can book online or read further information by visiting themewesvets.co.uk