Since many of us are now getting vaccinated, we are anticipating the day when humans will be allowed back into our offices. We will not rush back into “business as usual”, but will institute a gradual transition back to owners with pets within our office. The first step is to have all of our employees that want to be vaccinated do so, and have the appropriate wait time after the vaccination for full immunity.
Next we will start to allow a limited number of owners to come into the office with their cats, ONLY if they have also been vaccinated. If you are NOT vaccinated, then you will need to stay in your vehicle while we examine your cat. We will probably restrict this to just one human with each consult. Clients picking up medication or supplies should pay when ordering or call when arriving, to pay over the phone, and we will meet you at the door with your items.
We will ask each client to call when arriving at the office for a consult, and we will let you know when to come in. All clients will need to wear a mask while inside the office. To minimize contact, you will be ushered into one of the exam rooms where history, exams, and vaccinations can be performed. Some procedures and blood draws will be done in our treatment area, and we ask that you remain in the exam rooms while this occurs. Checking out, making appointments, and payment will also be done while in the exam rooms rather than at the “front desk”. Once all is complete, then we will usher you and your cat back outside.
We are not sure when we will be starting this new protocol, but when cases reduce, and everyone is vaccinated we will start this transition.