The doctors and staff of Central Park Veterinary Clinic continue to monitor this pandemic crisis carefully and are taking every precaution we can to do our part to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, called COVID-19. We are continuing curbside veterinary care until it is safe to return to in person care. What is safe? Well, honest answer is that we are not sure yet what being "safe" will look like. It is likely that Covid-19 will be part of our lives forever. the things we are looking for to ensure the safety of our staff and clients are 1. low case numbers in our community, 2. Vaccination of our staff and a good number of the community, 3. Recommendation of the CDC, AVMA, and NH Department of Health. We are anxious to get back to seeing our clients in person! We miss all of you and want you to be with your pets during appointments. But the health and safety of our team and our community has to come first. We are constantly monitoring the recommendations from the CDC, the NH Department of Health and our guiding veterinary associations. With the vaccine rollout, we are closer than ever to welcoming our clients back inside! Fingers crossed that vaccines are well accepted and effective!
We ask everyone to continue to be patient, practice social distancing, wear masks and minimize situations where you might be exposed. The sooner we all follow the recommendations and get vaccinated, the sooner we can move past this very difficult year. Patients will continue to be seen using Curbside Veterinary Care protocols for now. This is what you can expect with your curbside veterinary appointment:
- When you make your appointment, you will receive a patient history form via email. Please fill this form out and submit it before the day of your appointment to minimize phone time during your appointment. Please inform us ahead of time if you or anyone in your household has COVID or COVID-like symptoms, or has been exposed to someone with COVID within the past 14 days.
- When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in your car and call to let us know you are here.
- A knowledgeable staff member will call you to go over your patient history form and perform the check-in process (where you and she will determine the plan for the visit- what vaccines are due, what testing may be recommended, etc)
- The staff member will come out to get your pet and bring them into the clinic (Please wear a mask!), where the doctor will perform a complete physical examination and the vaccinations or tests already discussed with our team member. (No additional services will be performed without your permission).
- After the physical examination, the doctor will call you to discuss exam findings and recommendations for diagnostics or treatments as needed.
- You will be asked to pay by phone (credit card payments preferred at this time, although cash and checks are accepted).
- Your team member will bring your pet to you, along with any medications, instructions or other products.
Pet Food and Medication Refills during Curbside Care:
We strongly recommend that you consider calling us one week ahead of time to ensure that we have your pet's food and medicines when you need it. As always, we appreciate our clients supporting us as a small local business by shopping here.
You may order medication refills on our CPVC Online Store. This online store is more secure from counterfeit medications than other online sources and has direct communication with your own veterinarians, ensuring that the correct prescription is sent right to your home.
Hill's pet foods can be ordered online through Hill's to Home, where you can order your pet's prescription or retail diets with no shipping costs, delivered straight to your door.
These online shopping methods continue to support your local business (Central Park Vet), as this online shopping is offered in cooperation with Central Park Veterinary Clinic. It also ensures that you are receiving fresh, quality foods shipped directly from Hill's, right here in the USA.
We know you have other options for online shopping, but hope you choose to continue to support our local business with your purchases.
**If you are sick with any respiratory disease and need to bring your pet in for services, we would appreciate that you inform us of this and if at all possible find someone else to bring your pet to the hospital. We want to be able to provide quality veterinary care as well as assure safety for both you and our staff.
Please everyone stay safe and know we are in this together.
Here are some links for additional information about COVID-19, as relates to your pets.
Veterinary Partner Covid-19 FAQ for Pet Owners
CDC website - Coronavirus FAQ's about human and pets
NH Department of Health and Human Services- FAQ's about COVID-19 (mostly human info)
The American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA FAQ's for pet owners