May 1, 2020
Per a conversation between the Governor’s office and veterinary leaders including the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association on Wednesday, April 29, and clarification from the Oregon Health Authority received today, veterinary care providers are now included in the framework to resume elective and non-urgent procedures as long as we follow guidelines for the preservation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
What does this mean for your pet’s procedure?
We are contacting all clients who had scheduled procedures that were canceled to give these patients the first option to reschedule. Spay and neuter surgeries will be prioritized first, followed by preventive dental procedures. We are rescheduling these on a first-response basis, so if you receive a call from us please answer or call us back as soon as possible!
Due to the Governor’s March Executive Order 20-21 halting non-urgent procedures, we had to reduce our capacity to perform anesthesia procedures. We are now working on increasing capacity, but for the next few weeks we will have limited availability for inpatient appointments. After we reschedule all canceled procedures, we will contact clients on our waitlist, again prioritizing spay and neuter since these are time-sensitive procedures in some cases.
If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, give us a call. If you are not on the waitlist we will not be able to schedule your appointment at this time, so placing your name on the list is the best way to ensure your appointment gets booked as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt to this constantly changing situation!
April 28, 2020
Can elective and non-urgent veterinary procedures resume now?
Since the Governor’s announcement last week about resuming non-urgent human medical procedures we’ve been hearing this question a lot.
The answer is not yet.
Governor Kate Brown held a press conference on Thursday, April 23 to announce a framework for lifting her order to delay non-urgent medical procedures. Human medical facilities that can meet new requirements for coronavirus safety and preparedness, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), will be able to resume non-urgent procedures on Friday, May 1.
Veterinary procedures are not included in the framework that the Governor announced. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association is working with the Governor’s office to outline when we will be able to resume scheduling procedures like spay and neuter and preventive dentistry. Some answers are expected this week, and we will relay the information to you as soon as we have clear direction from the state.
April 24, 2020
The CDC announced on Wednesday, April 22 that 2 pet cats in New York State tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. While concerning, what we know is that these cats contracted the virus from people, and there is no information suggesting that pets can transmit the virus to people. And the good news for both cats is that they had only mild symptoms and are expected to fully recover… read on
April 15, 2020
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Mandatory Curbside Service at Beaverton Pet Clinic
Dear Beaverton Pet Clinic family, clients and pets,
We ask for your patience while we all lead the charge to protect our community and staff from COVID-19 spread. Veterinary care is an essential service to our community so we must take proactive measures. We assure you that we will remain open to care for your pet at this time, and are taking these precautions to protect our staff so they can continue to provide this vital care.
1. Only Beaverton Pet Clinic Staff are allowed inside the building.
2. Upon arrival in our parking lot, you will notice a sign in each client parking spot with our phone number 503-648-1643 to call with a space number.
3. Upon receipt of your call we will check you in as quickly as possible using the number on your parking space.
4. Please remain in your car outside the hospital and a staff member will come to you with your food or prescriptions if here for pickup, or to retrieve your pet for appointments and services.
5. If you are not feeling well or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please request a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet to the hospital on your behalf.
6. We will do our best to coordinate your visit from outside the hospital, including real time exams with you on the phone and providing follow-up instructions and taking payments.
We are all working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to protect our ability to serve you and keep you and our staff safe during this pandemic.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
The Doctors & Staff of Frontier Veterinary Hospital
March 15, 2020
We expect to maintain regular business hours and see and treat patients as usual. This includes preventive care, dental care, surgery, illness and urgent/emergency care. In order to do this safely, we have updated our already strict cleanliness standards, and implemented new options for clients to maintain social distancing practices. We are working with our talented staff to innovate ideas that support you and them during this unprecedented time.
Clients are welcome to use our many hand washing stations and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hospital.
BPC offers paid sick leave and PTO to our staff, so staff experiencing any symptoms of illness will stay home, in keeping with CDC guidelines for workplace risk reduction.
We also ask our clients experiencing any symptoms to stay home. Call us if your pet needs veterinary care and we will work with you to problem solve.
March 1, 2020