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Dog vaccinations

The situations we are prioritising at the moment for dog vaccinations are as follows:

1) Puppy vaccinations.
2) First annual vaccinations (usually around 15 months of age).
3) Patients that haven’t had the DHP (Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus) portion of their vaccinations for 3 years or more.
4) Patients that particularly need cover for Kennel Cough (it may be this portion is done separately to other portions of the annual vaccination so up to you as to whether you split them or decide to wait for all of them to be done at the same time).

All other patients will be asked to delay for 6 weeks. Please note that cat vaccinations and rabbit vaccinations are not currently a problem for us (but may be for other practices). Thanks for your understanding. If you aren’t sure which category your pet falls into, then feel free to call us.

What to expect at the clinic and changes to the way we work

  • There is a one way system in place through our receptions (in the main front door which leads into our dog reception and out through the single door that is in our cat reception). We are trying to limit the number of people in those receptions at any one time so ask that you wait outside or in your car if 2 or more people are queueing for reception already, to allow people to continue to socially distance from one another if they want to.
  • We are now able to offer a limited number of home visits once again, but with measures in place still to minimise covid risks. This may mean you are asked to step into a different room whilst your pet is being examined/treated by our vet/nurse team so please be tolerant with what we ask you to do, as we are continuing to try and protect our staff and our clients.
  • If you, or someone in your household has been unwell recently (this includes anyone that is self isolating), we kindly ask that you arrange for someone else to bring your pet to us. If this is not possible, please call us on 01285 861090 to discuss appropriate action. You should not travel to the clinic if you have covid symptoms, are self isolating or have tested positive until such a time as your isolation period has ended or your results come back as negative.
  • We are pleased to say that we are now able to see patients for all manner of problems including less pressing things such as weight checks, nail clips etc. We hope to be opening up nurse clinics at some point in the near future.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time for all of us.
Kindest Regards,
All the team at Cotswold Vets