open vets

Vets should be allowed to open with owners leaving pets in suitable pends outside for collect and after treatment vet calls owner for pick up

Why the contribution is important

Pets need require treatments such as nail clipping, and other day to day things which owners cannot always do, and without that pets health will suffer and could be in pain

by Montydog on May 05, 2020 at 04:39PM

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Average rating: 4.8
Based on: 27 votes


  • Posted by Phoebe20 May 05, 2020 at 16:47

    This would appear to be able to be implemented with minimum contact and risk
  • Posted by skfarr May 05, 2020 at 16:50

    Please allow vets to open. Their levels of hygiene are already very high, and there is no need for owners to stand in close proximity, or even enter the building for many procedures and checks.
  • Posted by Scotswede May 05, 2020 at 16:56

    Crikey. Didn't even realise vets were closed. Even things considered not urgent (such as nail clipping) is important for pet health and quality of life. Yes - vets can operate booking systems, essentially a click and collect service and are capable of being wasily and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. They should reopen, the health of pets should be seen as an essential service. That said, video consultations were appropriate should be used in the first instance wherever possible to limit the use of PPE and minimise travel and physical interaction.
  • Posted by Mandyintdesign May 05, 2020 at 17:16

    Vaccinations need to be considered essential. Not vaccinating puppies and kittens is crazy, so many pets are going to become ill.
  • Posted by JoannaMac May 05, 2020 at 17:24

    I agree with above comments. Leaving a pet in a cage outside for the vet to collect, treat and return means no contact need be made between vet and owner and hygiene adopted by vets is high already.
  • Posted by Jane May 05, 2020 at 17:25

    Fully support if vets and their staff happy to do so and have safe systems of work in place. Can imagine some pets like my own dog would be distressed being left - but if he was ill and in need of essential care I would absolutely comply. Had to use telephone triage a few weeks ago and it worked very well.
  • Posted by Chardie May 05, 2020 at 17:42

    Used telephone triage a couple of weeks ago (sent photos of dogs sore ear via WhatsApp) and it worked better than physically taking my dog to the vet. Would be good to keep this option for minor ailments when lockdown is easing.
  • Posted by marge5867 May 06, 2020 at 08:22

    Some vets are still operating and have implemented safe working practices for pets needing urgent treatment.
  • Posted by MargaretR19 May 06, 2020 at 08:26

  • Posted by cwtullia May 07, 2020 at 06:23

    Vets are not closed? I know this because I have a sick cat and go regularly
  • Posted by Dianemarcella487989 May 07, 2020 at 09:33

    I don't see why the vets can't be opened, I am sure they would operate safe working practice. They do give appointments anyway.
  • Posted by AWhite92 May 08, 2020 at 15:15

    My dog is in need of his booster vaccination, could vets please be allowed to open to conditions broader than emergencies. Social distancing measures could be put in place similar to pre lock down.
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