Update from Team EAH on COVID-19

By March 14, 2020 EAH Blog

To our pet parents and patients,

We are actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and specifically the Carolinas. Currently, there is no evidence that dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, or birds can become ill from this virus. If we become aware of contrary evidence, we will update you immediately.

Our hospital already observes strict infectious disease protocols designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 and any other infectious disease that may pose a risk to you or your pet. As an AAHA accredited practice, we are required to operate under rigorous guidelines that help reduce the possibility of infectious disease in our hospital.

If your pet or you exhibit any signs of an infectious respiratory disease, we ask that you call us first to discuss ways that we can safely treat your pet while minimizing the likelihood that you will expose others to infectious disease. A client care associate will be happy to formulate a plan in order to best serve your pet while minimizing unnecessary risk. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, we are more than happy to discuss them by telephone. Please visit the FAQ link below from the American Veterinary Medical Association for more information:

https://www.avma.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/covid-19-faq-pet-owners.pdf

Stay safe and be well, friends.

The doctors and staff of Ebenezer Animal Hospital