As of May 5th, 2021, Oregon OSHA has indefinitely extended the mandatory curbside veterinary service requirement as part of their Temporary COVID-19 Workplace Rules. These rules will be reviewed every 2 months with the next review set for July.
But I thought curbside might end soon? We truly understand how eager everyone is to “get back to normal” and can’t wait for that day to come! In the meantime, ALL veterinarians in Oregon are mandated to provide service curbside. This is part of Oregon OSHA’s Temporary COVID-19 Workplace Rules, which have been in place since November 2020. These rules were reviewed last week and OSHA announced on May 5th, 2020 that it has indefinitely extended the mandatory curbside veterinary service requirement. Unfortunately we can’t make exceptions to these rules, but will keep you updated if anything changes!
My pet is due for his vaccines but I was told you don’t have any appointments available for several weeks? Unfortunately this is the reality across the country. Because we’re seeing so many sick and injured pets in need of immediate care, we must reserve appointments to help these pets get the treatment they need right away. Doing this has allowed us to continue seeing daytime urgent and illness care, unlike other practices that have had to refer out all urgent cases, which helps your pet’s ability to access care if needed. But this does mean that routine preventive visits are consistently booked out roughly 4+ weeks, so please give us a call as soon as you receive your pet’s reminder email or postcard to get an appointment scheduled or book online!