Suddenly, many of us are making lifestyle choices based on safety, including distancing measures that individual businesses are taking. The current data tells us the safest approach to minimizing infection is to wear masks, decrease the number of people in close proximity to one another, and to limit the amount of time we spend together in small shared spaces. To meet these ends, we are masked during our entire time at the clinic, sanitize phones, computers, and work spaces regularly, take staggered breaks and use separate spaces for lunches, and work in dedicated and separated work spaces. In addition, we are gloved throughout the day and disinfect our hands after every encounter with a pet. All deliveries made to LHV are left outside and brought in by our employees. Please see below for general Covid-19 animal recommendations.
Please call 612-822-1545 to make an appointment and we will direct you to our website to complete a “pre-exam appointment form.” This form is required for all appointments. It is essential this be filled out completely so we can anticipate your pet’s medical needs and address all your concerns.
If you prefer curbside appointments: All veterinary services can still be provided “curbside,” meaning your pet will be brought into the clinic while you remain in the car. Cats must be in a carrier and dogs must be leashed to a securely fitted collar. When choosing curbside appointments, please park as close to the clinic as possible upon arrival and give us a call at (612) 822-1545. One of our team members will retrieve your pet on the sidewalk and bring it into an exam room. The doctor will call and review the physical exam and treatment recommendations. Please remain nearby the clinic and wait for your pet’s exam to complete, unless the doctor says you can leave. Payment will be collected over the phone while we complete the medical treatments, and your pet will be returned to you with any medications or written instructions.
Thank you for your understanding and patience—we look forward to seeing you!
For general questions, please call 612-822-1545 or email: [email protected]
Thank you, and wishing wellness to you all!
—Staff at Lake Harriet Veterinary