We at the Renforth Veterinary Clinic, as well as millions of other health care providers around the world, are concerned about COVID-19.
We care about you, our clients, as well as our wonderful staff. Therefore, we intend to be wise and proactive in securing the health and safety of the people and pets we care about most.
At Renforth Veterinary Clinic we are closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and watching for updates from the Ontario Ministry of Health. We consider the health and well-being of our clients, patients and staff a top priority.
We are asking clients use wisdom and discernment to help safe guard all of us from potential exposure to the virus.
In order to reduce all potential viral exposure we ask that you:
Limit the number of persons accompanying your pet in to the clinic to only those who’s presence is necessary.
We respectfully ask that you not visit the clinic with or without your pet if you have:
- Travelled outside of Canada recently
- Are experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) or
- Have recently been exposed to persons exhibiting these symptoms
Please make arrangements to have someone else come in to the clinic if you or someone in your home is experiencing symptoms.
If you are having someone bring your pet in to the clinic, please advise our staff when you call the clinic to make your appointment.
If you are unable to make alternate arrangements please call the clinic so that we may direct you as to how to proceed.
Please note: At this time, there is no evidence that any animal or pet can infect humans with the new coronavirus. Additionally, no animals to date have been reported to be sick with COVID-19.
See our blog for some frequently asked questions about your pet and COVID-19.
This message is a general reminder to follow Health Canada’s guidelines when it comes to COVID-19.
According to Ontario Ministry of Health Canada, it is important that you:
• Self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficult breathing) for 14 days after returning to Canada
• Avoid places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill
• Be extra cautious if showing any symptoms, even if they are mild
• If you have even mild symptoms, stay home and call the public health authority to inform them. They will provide advice on what you should do.