At Gamble Pet Clinic, the health and safety of our patients, our clients, our team members and our community are our top priorities. Based on the recent recommendations of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), effective immediately, we have decided to limit patient care to ill or injured animals, patients that require necessary vaccinations, and emergencies.
In order to continue offering our services and to keep within the recommendations and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the transmission of COVID-19, we are making the following changes to our client protocol today, March 23rd, 2020. These new protocols will last for as long as the recommendations are in place.
Please note, that pet owner’s that refuse to follow these new protocols will be asked to reschedule for a time when the guidelines are no longer in place.
Our new client protocol is as follows:
- In order to protect the safety of our team, our doctors and other clients, we must insist that all clients showing signs of illness that can be associated with COVID-19 (cough, fever, etc) remain at home. Please have a healthy family member or friend bring your pet to Gamble Pet Clinic.
- We are requesting that pet owners do not enter the building, in order to maintain the recommended 6 foot separation/contact distances recommended by the CDC.
- When you arrive for your appointment, you need to contact our office (970-221-9995) to alert our team that you have arrived and what vehicle you are in. We will gather history from you about your pet over the phone. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and a team member will come to you to bring your pet inside for his/her appointment. Please make sure you have your phone with you and notify our team member of the correct number to call you at.
- We ask that you remain on-site in your vehicle during your pet’s appointment so that you are immediately available should we have any questions and in order to return your pet to you as quickly as possible to reduce your pet’s stress.
We also want to make you aware of our our temporary, abbreviated hours beginning Monday March 23rd. We will be open from Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm. If your pet requires urgent care outside of these hours, we ask that you contact the Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital at 970-484-8080 or Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists at 970-800-1106. Both of these facilities are still open 24/7 to care for patients.