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How Does COVID-19 Affect My Pet?

Day-by-day we learn more about the affects and behaviors of COVID-19. Have you ever wondered if your pet could get infected by the virus, or if you could get it from them?
The American Veterinary Medical Association has written an article to help us navigate how to keep ourselves and our pets safe from the infection.
We recommend taking a few minutes to read the highlights in this article which include preparing for sheltering in place with your pet, hygiene practices, and arranging care for your pet if you get sick.

Los Altos Veterinary Clinic- COVID-19 Shelter in Place UPDATE 3/23/20

The health and well-being of our staff, clients, and your pets is our top priority. With the shelter in place order from Santa Clara County we are available to provide only essential care that cannot be delayed or postponed as long as our staffing can be maintained. 
 
Essential care includes sick visits, chronic illness rechecks, rabies vaccines, puppy and kitten vaccines, and prescription refill requests.  We will need to reschedule all wellness and non- essential vaccine visits. Please call us if you need to reschedule. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our hours may vary during these rapidly changing times-  please call before coming down:
 
Current hours:  Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm
 

If you need to visit the clinic we ask the following- that you do not enter the clinic at this time

  • Consider dropping off your pet for their exam
  • We will come to your car to get your pet and speak with you via phone or video conference during the visit- call us when you arrive 650-948-8287
  • We are available for video and/or phone consultation if you have had an in clinic exam within the past 12 months. There will be a standard exam fee for this service.

If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus disease, i.e. have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, it is critical that you to contact us to discuss your appointment or emergency visit, so that we can discuss how to best proceed. 

We will do everything we can to uphold the exceptional veterinary care our pet owners and patients deserve. Call us  at 650-948-8287.  if there is anything we can do to keep your family and pets healthy during this challenging time.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation,

The Staff at Los Altos Veterinary Clinic