COVID-19 UPDATE April 1, 2020
Our doors are now locked for our safety and yours!
Virden Animal Hospital is fully committed to the safety and health of our community, staff, clients and patients. We will get through this pandemic together as we continue to provide you with essential services.
Please call us at 204-748-3950 for any supply orders, and to tell us you are at the hospital for pick-up.
If you are quarantined or at risk and self-isolating and require urgent medications for your animals, please call us and we will work with you to get the medications to you.
We are still taking appointments but you will be required to call when you arrive. Appointment protocol is as follows:
You are asked to stay in your vehicle and not enter the building, your animal/pet will be seen and
communication will be by telephone/Face Time.
Effective immediately we are now closed on Saturdays for retail sales and medication pick-up. However, please call if you have an urgent need for supplies over the weekend.
Our hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm continue Monday to Friday.
Remember that we are on call 24/7 for Emergencies.
We are happy to report that our veterinarian who was being kept away from our hospital due to the possibility of indirect exposure to a case of COVID 19 is back to full service. Manitoba public heath ensures us that there is zero risk of transmission through the contact that took place. To be clear Manitoba Health never mandated us to isolate the veterinarian but rather was a decision by the partners at Virden Animal Hospital to do so as it was not made clear at the time that there were going to be no consequences to the staff and our ability to remain open.
We are working hard to ensure our hospital remains free of any exposure to COVID-19
We need to have full disclosure of client health, potential exposure to positive cases, quarantine status, travel history, contact with isolated people, etc. We can’t stress enough the importance of honesty and due diligence for everyone.
Please refer to our Facebook page for the most up to date information as conditions change quickly
Virden Animal Hospital thanks you for your help at this time!
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