While we understand the reasons behind the vast majority of clinics and hospitals requiring curb-side service when dropping off or picking up your pet, we feel that your presence inside the clinic is an essential part of the process of successfully treating your pet. You know your pet better than anyone else. You can accurately describe symptoms he may be showing and you can answer questions about your pet’s history. You are also a calming influence on your pet. A visit to the vet can be a bit un-nerving for your pet- particularly if he’s there to receive treatment for something that hurts. Truthfully, we’re probably going to make it hurt worse for just a moment in the examination process. Your voice goes a long way in keeping your pet quiet and under control. So, bottom line is, we want you in the clinic with your pet.
But we also want to keep everyone involved as safe as possible from this crazy Covid-19 virus and now the variables that inevitably show up as the virus mutates. All Barks and Medication employees have been vaccinated. Vaccination is a requirement for being part of our team. We clean all the surfaces in the clinic on a daily basis- often more than daily as we clean exam rooms and equipment after every visit. We promise to do our part in preventing the spread of this- and many other, viruses and bacteria. We expect you to do your part. If you want to come inside and be with your pet during much of the visit, you must follow some simple rules: 1) Wear a mask or show us proof of vaccination. 2) Maintain safe distances from our personnel as much as is possible and understand that our staff will not shake hands with you. Fist bump, maybe! 3) If you must cough or sneeze, please do it into the inside of your elbow and 4) disinfect your hands immediately upon entering the clinic. There is a dispenser on the wall about two feet from the door. Please use it when you enter and when you leave. Common sense can go a long way in slowing down the spread of Covid-19 and while we want you to be a major part of the exam and treatment process, you must remember and abide by one major stipulation: Our House, Our Rules!