Our passion remains the same: your pets are the reason we are here and we want to help them when they need us. COVID has forced changes in how we do business, but not in how much we want be here for the pets who need us.
We have struggled with the idea of reopening our doors to clients. Ultimately your safety and that of our employees, in light of the increase of cases, has led us to the decision to remain curbside for now. Not being able to see you in person will not affect the care or attention we give your pet while they are visiting us. We still love seeing them and wish we could see you too! We appreciate, perhaps more than you realize, the trust you place in us caring for them.
We do not know, nor can we predict, when our doors will re-open to clients again. There will come a time when we all feel a degree of safety in being together again. We will update our website periodically as we continually follow the developments and decisions made by the CDC, the America Veterinary Medical Association, the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, the Hamilton County Health Department and the State of Indiana. Our decision has not been made lightly, but was made in the interest of keeping our clients, as well as us safe.
We sincerely appreciate your patience and understand this may be frustrating to some. Although we are working under conditions never anticipated we will continue to do our best to ensure that the quality of care our clinic provides remains the same.
Thank you for your continual trust in us, hug your pets and be well!!
For emergencies please call:
Med Vet 317-872-8387
VCA Advanced Veterinary 317-578-4100
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)