As of Tuesday 14th April, our governing bodies advised that we could begin to carry out some forms of vaccination. Therefore as we expected during the last few weeks we have seen many puppies who have been waiting patiently to begin their primary courses of vaccinations.
With the exception of Ashington, all our clinics are open and telemedicine appointments are underway. They will remain in place until further notice and these appointments are used initially as triage, allowing our veterinary surgeons to make a clinical judgement as to whether your pet can be treated remotely or will need to attend the practice for an examination.
Our veterinary service is far from returning to normal and journeys should still only be made if essential, however there are certain situations which will allow us to administer a vaccine and these are as follows.
● Primary vaccination courses are available to puppies and kittens who are currently unvaccinated or received their 1st dose prior to lockdown.
● Booster vaccinations are available only to cats and dogs who require their 1st booster at 15 months OR it is more than 15 months since their last booster. All other adult cat and dog vaccines are suspended until further notice. Please check your pets booster date and if it was February 2019 or before you should book an appointment.
● Due to the risk of myxomatosis in the area, we are able to vaccinate rabbits.
● Rabies vaccines will be administered on a cases by case basis. Please contact Richard at Pulborough or if unavailable Matt at Storrington.
● Microchipping will only be performed if being done at the same time as another form of essential treatment.
● Routine neutering is currently suspended, however requests will be assessed on a case by case basis and we can consider chemical options or surgery if appropriate, for example a brother and sister situation.
Our clinics remain only accessible to our patients – we require clients to remain outside whilst the veterinary teams perform their examinations or provide treatment. To ensure social distancing we ask that you wait in your car. Like kittens and adult cats, puppies need to be brought to the practice car park in secure carriers to allow our team to collect them ensuring social distancing rules are adhered to.
This is a challenging time for us all and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. A further update is imminently expected.
Pictured are just a few of the puppies seen during one week. Introducing Bear, Tinka, Nala, Milly and Samson!
A huge welcome to all these new patients, we cant wait to watch you grow!