In the wake of recent news and client questions, we wanted to prepare some information regarding how we are monitoring updates on COVID-19 regarding our pet patients, as well as what precautions we are taking to protect the people in our community.
COVID-19 has not currently been linked with disease in companion animals. Although the virus has been isolated from one dog (to date), multiple international and domestic health organizations have indicated that companion animals are not considered at risk for contracting or spreading the virus at this time.
That being said, it would be sensible to increase hand-washing (especially after touching your pet and before eating or touching your face) and monitor your pet and human family closely for any signs of illness.
More information about animals and COVID-10 is available here.
From our opening day, we have taken pride in our infection control. As part of this, our hands are washed and all surfaces cleaned with appropriate disinfectants between every patient. We have reviewed our disinfection protocols to ensure they follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and will be increasing how frequently we sanitize surfaces, door handles, and our non-clinical areas.
We have always had hand sanitizer available in reception, and hand-washing facilities in every exam room - we encourage you to use these facilities regularly.
We want you to feel comfortable visiting us, and to know that the health of our clients and our team is just as important as the health of our patients. If you feel unwell or have a fever, we encourage you to call us and reschedule your appointments.
The Team At
MiVet Animal Clinic
Please call us on 734-388-0102 if we can help you in any way or if you have specific questions regarding your pet(s).
We recommend the below reputable sources for further research.
Washtenaw County Health Department:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:
American Veterinary Medical Association:
Centers for Disease Control:
World Health Organization: