In an effort to help our patients, protect our clients and our staff, Westfield Veterinary Care is instituting curbside care for our patients effective Monday March 16, 2020. Clients are asked to stay in their vehicles and call us from the the parking lot. We will come get your pet from your vehicle and communicate with you via telephone during the appointment or pre-surgery. We will ask for credit card payment by phone at the conclusion of the visit.
We also ask that all food and prescription pick-ups be done this way.
We also are asking that routine wellness visits and nail trims be postponed. Temporarily, we are keeping a list of all who request these visits and will call you to schedule once we get through this time of social distancing.
If you or anyone in your family is sick or has been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 we ask that you stay home to help minimize exposure.
It is our mission and passion to care for your pets as if they were our own, we ask for and appreciate your understanding for this change in procedure as we do our part to help those who need us and at the same time protect everyone involved.
For emergencies please call
Med Vet 317-872-8387
VCA Advanced Veterinary 317-578-4100
What Can COVID-19 infect my pets?
Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection with SARS-CoV-2, including spreading COVID-19 to people. However, because animals can spread other diseases to people and vice versa, its a good idea to always wash your hands before and after interacting with animals.
What happens if I have COVID-19? Can I care for my pet?
Identify another person in your household who is willing and able to care for your pet in your home should you contract COVID-19. Make sure you have an emergency kit prepared with at least two weeks' worth of your pets' food and any needed medications. It is recommended that people that are sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. So, if you are ill with COVID-19, have another member in your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. I
f you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a face-mask; don't share foods, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with your pets or service animals. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. While we are recommending these good practices, it is important to remember there is currently no evidence that pets can spread COVID_19 to other animals or people.
My pet needs to go to the vet, should I go?
If you are not ill, go as you normally would. If you are ill or a family member at home is ill, call us and ask for our recommendation.
To find out more about COVID-19, click the links listed below:
COVID-19 FAQ for Pets Article (Veterinary Partner)
Indiana's Coronavirus Response (Indiana State Board of Health)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (The Center for Disease Control)
Coronavirus Disease Outbreak (World Health Organization)