At Cambria Veterinary Care, we are seriously considering the threat to our community of the coronavirus pandemic. We are trying to fulfill our obligation to reduce risks to our staff and community while fulfilling our obligation to our clients and patients. In order to best be available when our patients need us now and in the future the following policies will be implemented as of Friday, 3/20/20 :
These policies will likely change with time. We hope that these evolving measures will help to ensure the safety of you, our valued client, our staff and of course our patients.
Thank you for your cooperation.
COVID-19 has only been reported in humans. With many dogs tested, there is no evidence that they can contract or spread coronavirus (other than as a fomite much as contact with surfaces or clothing can.)
The dog in Wuhan that you no doubt have heard about was a 17 year old dog owned by a person infected with COVID-19. Testing the dog revealed a weak positive for viral particles which means there was some virus present in its nasal passages. There was never evidence that the dog had a viable infection and never showed any signs of respiratory disease. The dog subsequently died presumably of other causes.
If you are infected with COVID-19, in an abundance of caution, it is recommended to limit contact with your pet and use common sense hygiene practices such as hand washing.j
**More research is expected to continue throughout the pandemic.
Many species of animals are susceptible to strains of CoronaVirus. These other strains, while being related to COVID-19, do not cause the same illness.
CoronaVirus vaccinations can be a component of a routine canine vaccine regimen. A species-specific strain of coronavirus can also cause serious illnesses in cats.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: These viruses are species-specific and have not been known to cross species or cause illness in humans.
Consistent with what is being required of human medical providers, elective procedures must be postponed
While it is important to keep your pet current for routine wellness care and immunizations, most healthy mature pets will have minimal risk of disease as its immunity from vaccinations starts to wane. Most routine wellness exams and vaccinations will be postponed.
If your pet is not currently protected, you will need to weigh the risks of your pet being exposed to disease versus the risk of you being exposed to disease. If you and your pet are relatively quarantined, your pets exposure is unlikely. However if your pet is likely to be exposed to other pets directly or indirectly, vaccinations may be warranted.
Many routine medications and preventatives such as flea and tick prevention can be ordered through our online pharmacy and delivered to your home. Click here for our online pharmacy.
Cambria Veterinary Care is dedicated to the health and well-being of all types of household pets including, but not limited to: dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Yes, we even treat chickens!
Our Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Vet Assistants, Office Manager, and Receptionists all work as a team in order to provide the best care possible for your pet’s.
Login to My Pet Portal to access your pet’s health information 24/7! Choose how you receive appointment reminders, check when your pet’s are due for vaccines and yearly exams, and view a list of your upcoming scheduled appointments.
Visit our online pharmacy to order all of your pet’s medication and prescription food needs.