Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital

150 Hartford Rd, PO Box 285
Brooklyn, CT 06234

(860)779-0608

www.brooklynvethospital.com

COVID-19 Information

IMPORTANT DON'TS - UPDATED 10/23/20

ONLY STAFF ARE PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING - HERE FOR AN APPOINTMENT, RX OR FOOD PICKUP? PLEASE CALL FROM THE PARKING LOT AND WE WILL COME TO YOU.  860-779-0608  
AND, PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR A MASK FOR CONVERSATIONS.  UNFORTUNATELY, NO ONE IS PERMITTED TO COME INTO THE BUILDING WITH THEIR PET.  CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!  

  • PLEASE DON’T WALK IN UNANNOUNCED; CALL FROM THE PARKING LOT FOR INSTRUCTIONS; 860-779-0608
  • PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR MASK; MASKS ARE MANDATORY
  • PLEASE DON’T COME IF YOU ARE SICK, HAVE BEEN SICK OR AROUND SOMEONE SICK IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS
  • PLEASE DON’T COME IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS; PLEASE FOLLOW CT.GOV GUIDLINES FOR STATES ON THE "NEED TO QUARANTINE" LIST.  
  • IF YOUR PET NEEDS TO BE SEEN URGENTLY, ARRANGE FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND TO BRING YOUR PET.  FEEL FREE TO CALL US AND WE WILL HELP DETERMINE HOW TO GET YOUR PET IN SAFELY TO BE EXAMINED.

 

IMPORTANT DO'S

  • CALL US 860-779-0608 WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND PARK YOUR CAR; WE WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON COMING INTO THE BUILDING
  • DO REMEMBER YOUR MASK, OR ASK US FOR ONE

 

WHEN IN DOUBT, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL!
 WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS!!  
860-779-0608

Hello, this is BVH!  How may we help you today?

 

BROOKLYN VETERINARY HOSPITAL IS THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU NEED US.

PLEASE HELP US STAY HEALTHY AND OPEN DURING THIS CHALLENGING PERIOD OF DEALING WITH COVID-19 IMPACTS. 
WE ARE ALL  IN THIS TOGETHER AND APPRECIATE HOW COOPERATIVE AND THOUGHTFUL OUR CLIENTS HAVE BEEN.

 

 

SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new viral infection that is part of the family of coronaviruses.  It is believed to be a recent mutation, possibly from a bat, and now has the ability to invade the human body. Since it is new to our bodies we have no natural immunity. Coronaviruses are a family of virus that infect people, often with cold-like symptoms, or worse, and other species, but most are thought not to be zoonotic, crossing between species unless there is a mutation, which is not common for this virus. 

Since the appearance of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that emerged in the last months of 2019, it has swept around the world in a matter of a few months. Our bodies have no innate resistence since this particular virus is new to us. Unfortuntely, that means that millions, or more, throughout the world will become infected.  For most their symptoms will be mild, but for elderly, immunocompromised, or those young or old with other preexisting disease, they may die from the respiratory complications of the disease.  For those with mild symptoms they may not even realize they have been infected, BUT they are infectious to others very early on. As there is yet no vaccine, or effective treatment, it is critical that we all do our part to slow down the transmission of the disease. This will keep our health care system being able to help those who require hospitalization from COVID, as well as all those other diseases or accidents that come along and require a hospital intervention to save the person's life.   

So far it still appears for those with canine and feline companions that the good news is that there is no concrete evidence that our pets can become infected and transmit COVID-19 to their owners.  This is being closedly monitored throughout the world with possibly three cases recognized, but the data is looking promising. We will keep you updated on the latest information as our understanding of this disease increases. We have reliable links below for our clients to follow to read more about the guidelines and disease.

 

 OUR ROLE AS HEALTH PROFESSIONS IS TO HELP YOU CARE OF YOUR PETS NEEDS, WITHOUT ENDANGERING YOU; YOUR FAMILY OR OUR OWN.
WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED GUIDLEINES FOR OUR PRACTICE BASED ON CDC AND CT.GOV HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.  

 

WE ARE ASKING OUR CLIENTS TO HELP US BY: 

  • -----ASKING ALL CLIENTS TO PLEASE WEAR A MASK IN THE HOSPITAL; WE WILL BE WEARING ONE AS WELL TO PROTECT YOU!  IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE WITH YOU PLEASE ASK US; WE WILL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A MASK!
  • -----HAVING ONLY ONE FAMILY MEMBER BRING THEIR PET TO THE HOSPITAL;
  • -----HELPING MAINTAIN A 6 FT DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND STAFF AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE;
  • -----IF YOUR PET NEEDS AN ELECTIVE PROCEDURE, SUCH AS A NAIL TRIM, CALL FOR A GOOD TIME TO VISIT;
  • -----IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER ARE ILL, HAVE TRAVELED IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, ESPECIALLY TO AN AREA WITH OUTBREAKS OF COVID-19, PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS VISIT OPTIONS;
  • -----PLEASE FIRST CHECK IN FROM THE PARKING LOT ON ARRIVAL; THIS WAY WE CAN THEN BRING YOU DIRECTLY INTO AN EXAMINATION ROOM TO INCREASE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, OR BRING YOUR PET'S MEDICATIONS OR FOOD TO YOUR VEHICLE.
  • -----IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING DELAYING YOUR PET'S APPOINTMENT, GIVE US A CALL TO DISCUSS YOUR PET'S CIRCUMSTANCES;

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! THE STAFF OF BROOKLYN VETERINARY HOSPITAL APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION!