Our clinic’s Covid restrictions have been lifted, but we are keeping the lobby/waiting room closed at this time. Happily, our little practice is growing rapidly, but our waiting room is just too small. With the increase in patient traffic in our office, there just isn’t space to seat everyone with their pets waiting for an appointment.
As most of you know, our goal is to be a low stress clinic – a scared cat trapped in a carrier next to a giant barking dog is the opposite of low stress. The risk of fights between animals who don’t know each other is high when they’re crammed together like sardines in a small space. The risk of passing something contagious from sick animals to healthy animals is even higher.
So, in an effort to keep all our patients as stress free and healthy as we can, we continue to ask you to check in at the front window on the east side of the building and wait in your car until your appointment is called. Just let the staff know which parking spot you are in, and we will come out to get you when it’s your turn. We realize that for some of you this seems an inconvenience, although feedback from many of you indicates that you would prefer to wait in your car, listening to your own choice of tunes, and not worrying about encounters with other animals in our waiting room.
If you would prefer a totally curbside visit (because needles make you squirm, or because your pets are braver without you in the room, or because you don’t want to miss the ending of your favorite podcast), they are still available!
Nurse-only appointments, weight checks, nail trims, surgery drop off and discharge, and anal gland expression visits remain curbside - keeping these appointments curbside means you don't have to wait for an exam room to come open for your quick visit!
Food and Medication Refills also remain curbside - you can pick up your items at the window, and the staff will check you out right there. Alternatively, you still have the option to order chronic food and meds on our ship-to-home pharmacy: https://pricescreekvet.myvetstoreonline.pharmacy (unfortunately, there are a few meds that cannot be ordered online due to state regulations, and those will still have to be filled through our clinic).
We know that some of you are still practicing extra caution about Covid and choose to wear masks in public. If you prefer that our staff wear a mask in the room with you, please let us know when you check in.
Please, if you or your family is sick, let us know, and find someone else to bring your pet to your appointment).****Please be extremely careful when entering and exiting our parking lot off route 40. In the past year, we have seen 2 serious accidents here and we have lost count as to how many people have backed into our power pole. The visibility coming over the hill on 40 is poor - DO NOT try to back into the road. Please be safe!!****
Thanks from Dennis, the Staff, and Vets of Prices Creek!