COVID-19 Coronavirus update
We are confident that during the current outbreak, we will be able to maintain a high standard of veterinary care for your pets. However, in order to protect our staff, clients and their pets we need to make some changes to the way in which we deliver our services to you. These changes are designed to protect everyone and reduce the spread of COVID-19 as per the government’s current recommendations.
- Because this is a very rapidly changing situation we would ask clients to ALWAYS PHONE the surgery BEFORE ATTENDING and follow the instructions given as the situation could change at short notice.
- If you are unwell, self-isolating or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who is, or has, shown signs of COVID-19 infection, then please PHONE the surgery. We have contingency plans in place to enable us to manage this situation and treat your pet such as video and telephone consultations.
- For most visits to the surgery we will request that just one person attends with the pet.
- We are able to either post or deliver products if necessary.
- We anticipate that it might become necessary to see clients one at a time and disinfect between clients. We may therefore cordon off part of the waiting room to ensure that there is at least 2 metres (6 feet) of space between clients and staff and to limit the waiting area. This would take more time so we may spread appointments out to accommodate this.
The good news is that there is currently no compelling evidence of cats or dogs becoming infected with SARS CoV-2 (Coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19).
According to the OIE, the current spread of Covid-19 is a result of human to human transmission, and, to date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease. Current evidence suggests Covid-19 has an animal source but this remains under investigation.
On 1 March it was reported that a Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong had tested positive for Covid-19 and further testing, including gene sequencing, suggests that the dog has a low-level of infection and that this is likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission. The dog has not shown any clinical signs of disease. A blood test has also been carried out and has come back negative, indicating that there are no measurable amounts of antibodies in the blood at this stage. This does not rule out infection. The dog is still under quarantine pending a further blood test. The OIE states that “There is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this human disease or that they become sick.”
Idexx Veterinary Laboratories have announced the results of testing thousands of cat and dog samples and reports it has seen no positive results in pets to date of the coronavirus strain responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) respiratory outbreak in humans.
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5* service. Been taking my cats to Lawn vets for a few years now and I recommend to anyone. Vets, nurses and all staff are very friendly. Just have to say thank you for your excellent service.
Brilliant sevice all round. We have always found lawn vets to be very helpful, condiderate and caring. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
A fantastic vets with passionate, caring and friendly staff. I know my dog is in safe hands every time we visit. Family have moved their pets over to Lawn as a result of the excellent service that I have always received and are also very happy with them.
Without any doubt, this is the best vets in Swindon. Over the years they have looked after our dogs and cats, with great care and attention. At a time when most vets seem to be totally engaged in fees etc, Lawns always puts the animal first and foremost…
Been using this practice for a number of years. Everyone is always friendly and I feel that they have a skill in being both empathetic and honest during those difficult times when we want what is not always best for our pets.
Lawn Vets Swindon – Wise Vets For Special Pets
Lawn Veterinary Centre, 38 Guildford Avenue, Swindon SN3 1JE
|15 minute consultations by appointment
|Monday - Friday
|8.30am - 7.00pm
|9.00am - 3.00pm