Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040

(860)646-5170

www.manchestervetclinic.com

 

Coronavirus

 

UPDATE 3-27-2020: Please take note of our curtailed Business Hours for next week:

  • Monday 3/30 – Thursday 4/2 – 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday 4/3 – 8 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5pm
  • **PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed Friday 4/3 from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm for online training**
  • Saturday 4/4 8 am to 1 pm

Thank you for making our first week of “Valet Pet Care” and “Valet Product Pickup” go so smoothly. We are so appreciative of your understanding and cooperation. (And we really do miss having all of you inside what for many of us is our home away from home.)

A few reminders:

  • For “Valet Pet Care” – Please PARK in the back parking as you normally would for an appointment to help facilitate traffic flow in and out of our driveway.For
  • “Valet Product Pickup” – Please stay to the right (the building side) of the driveway as you pull in and wait. This will allow us to conveniently pass your product(s) in through your passenger side window. Once we've done that you can then simply turnaround in our parking lot and head out.

Valet Pet Care”          Valet Product Pickup

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 3-23-2020: Hours 3-23 through 3-28

 

  • Monday - 8-5
  • Tuesday - 8-5
  • Wednesday - 8-5
  • Thursday - 8-5
  • Friday - 8-5
  • Saturday - 8-1

 

 

 

UPDATE 3-22-2020: Manchester Veterinary Clinic will remain OPEN during the current COVID-19 restricted business directives.

 

The health and wellbeing of our clients, patients and team are our top priority. We are pleased to report that to this date, none of our team has had any symptoms of COVID-19, and to be able to continue to serve our clients we would like to keep it that way. To minimize the risk of infectious disease exposure, we are compelled to make significant changes in the way we provide service to our clients and care for their pets. We will be limiting human access to our building to our team only. Your dogs and cats will still be able to come in to get the care they need as described in the links below:

 

Valet Pet Care”          Valet Product Pickup

 

We feel it is important for us to let you know what Manchester Veterinary Clinic is doing during this COVID-19 situation. It is our current plan and hope to be able to provide you and your pets with the care you are accustomed to. That said, we clearly recognize that as a veterinary hospital that brings people together every day, we have a responsibility to our team, our clients and our community to provide an environment that minimizes the chance of spreading infectious disease. To that end, we have emphasized to all of our team members to stay home if not feeling well and reinforced the practice of safe, hygienic habits at work. We have also increased the frequency with which we disinfect surfaces throughout our facility, particularly those receiving frequent human hand contact.

We echo all health professionals in urging our clients to practice those same hygiene habits. If you are feeling at all sick please avoid contact with others and our hospital. We are more than willing to reschedule appointments if you don’t feel well. If you are ill, but have a pet that is sick or needs a prescription, communicate your situation to us so that together we can come up with a plan that meets everyone’s needs and keeps everyone as safe as possible.

We are presently fully staffed and plan on being able to continue to meet your needs. To decrease reception waiting time, we are requesting that you call us from your vehicle when you arrive and we will communicate instructions to be able to usher you directly into an exam room.

Where can I learn more?

This article on Veterinary Partner has compiled a list of frequently updated and reliable resources on COVID-19 as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions:
Veterinary Partner COVID-19 Article

The AVMA has created an informative web page covering general issues COVID-19 as it pertains to humans and pets: AVMA COVID-19 Info

Providing frequent reports on COVID-19 and in particular, provides easy to read and insightful information on pets and if they have any role in the present pandemic. Worms and Germs Blog

The CDC website is a resource for human-specific info: CDC COVID-19 Info

And also has a FAQ section specific to pets: CDC Coronavirus and Pets FAQ

As with so many things in life, exercising common sense and some extra care, plus lots of hand washing and sanitizing, will benefit us all. Please let us know if you have COVID-19 questions specific to your pet.