CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

 SYDNEY ANIMAL HOSPITALS ARE AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE.  WE ARE OPEN AND HERE TO KEEP YOUR PET HAPPY AND HEALTHY.  

KEEPING OUR PETS WELL IS VERY IMPORTANT AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.  YOU CAN ACCESS ALL YOUR VITAL PET CARE AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AS USUAL.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT’S STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING ADVICE GUIDELINE.

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS COUGH, FEVER OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH, HAVE BEEN DIRECTED BY GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES TO SELF-ISOLATE, TRAVELLED TO VICTORIA IN THE LAST 14 DAYS OR HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE INFORM OUR STAFF BEFORE ARRIVAL.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS

Sydney Animal Hospitals would like to let you know that we are here for you and your pets. We are available as usual to keep your pets happy and healthy.

In response to recommended guidelines on social distancing Sydney Animal Hospitals has a non-contact protocol in place. When you arrive at your local Sydney Animal Hospital we will give you instructions on the procedure. We appreciate your help and co-operation at this time.

 

While we always have rigorous hygiene in our hospitals, we have implemented additional, precautionary measures to protect our pet owners and staff from COVID-19, by providing hand sanitizer at the entrance of all our hospitals, frequent disinfecting of all door handles, chairs and bench tops of all our waiting room and consulting rooms. All areas in public contact are disinfected continuously.

 

Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and that we will follow the advice and recommendations from expert health organisations and act accordingly.

The Government announced strong social distancing guidelines on the 29th March 2020. Sydney Animal Hospitals complies with these, enabling clients to access veterinary services.

The Government has also recently declared veterinary services as an essential service and indicated that we should continue to operate during the COVID19 crisis.

All services for your pet are now by appointment click here to make a booking.

If you require medications, parasite control, pet nutrition, pet food or any other over the counter service please come to your hospital during opening hours. We will ask that you do not enter the building and simply follow the instructions given on your arrival.

 

Sydney Animal Hospitals Covid-19 response options to see a Vet are:

  1. If you are unable to attend, could a friend or neighbour bring in your pet?
  2. We can arrange a Non Contact pick up/drop off. “Non-contact patient transfer” NCPT
  3. Have a In Car Appointment  “In Car Appointment” ICA
  4. Try our new Telemedicine “Vet to client Virtual Consult” VCVC

 

Click here to see more information about our SAH Covid-19 response options to see a Vet  

The safety and wellbeing of our pet owners and staff will always be Sydney Animal Hospitals top priority.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Click below image to see the Australian Government Department of Health news update on COVID-19.

 

 

COVID-19 information for pets owners

Here’s what two leading Professors have to say about pets and COVID-19;

 

  • Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Disease from the University of Sydney, released the following;

          ‘There is still no evidence that pets such as dogs and cats are a source of COVID-19 for any animals or humans.’ 

Jacqui Norris, March 9th 2020

 

  • Veterinary Medicine Professor Vanessa Barrs from Hong Kong explains further

March 9th 2020

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please call your local Sydney Animal Hospitals on:

Newtown (02) 9519 4111
69-73 Erskineville Road Erskineville    Open Monday to Friday 7am-11pm Saturday & Sunday 7am-6pm

Inner West (02) 9516 1466
1A Northumberland Ave Stanmore    Open Monday to Friday 7am-8pm Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm

Norwest (02) 8883 0411
Unit 8, 1-3 Celebration Dr Bella Vista    Open Monday to Friday 7am-11pm Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm

Kellyville (02) 8883 0533
106 Windsor Rd Kellyville    Open Monday to Friday 7am-9pm  Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm

Newport (02) 9997 4609
1 Palm Rd Newport    Open Monday to Sunday 8am-7pm

Avalon (02) 9918 0833
710 Barrenjoey Rd Avalon Beach    Open Monday to Friday 8am-7pm  Saturday 8.30am-4pm closed Sundays

 

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