COVID-19 is considered to be a human and
primate disease. This disease has been demonstrated to be very
contagious, can be fatal and can continue to impact the health of
people who have been sickened with the disease even after their
initial recovery. Luckily, our companion animals have been spared
the impact that has befallen people afflicted with this virus. The
science is not settled yet, but COVID-19 appears to have begun as
a disease in bats which was then transmitted to people. Verified
cases have been discovered in big cats like tigers and in farmed
mink animals, but these cases appear to have been caused by
handlers inadvertently infecting these species. While the virus
has also been recovered from some pet dogs and cats which were
exposed to humans sick with COVID-19, no cases of transmission
from dogs or domestic cats to people have been documented.
If a person is sick with COVID-19, out of an
abundance of caution, that person should avoid contact with their
pets and allow healthy family members or friends to care for the
pets. If one must care for oneís own pet, wearing a mask while
caring for those pets and limiting contact is important.
The dedicated staff of Adams Mill Veterinary
Hospital continues our service to clients and their pets despite the
pandemic which has affected our community, our nation and our world.
Our top considerations are for the safety of our staff and for the
safety of our clients while continuing to serve the health care
needs of our patients. In striving for our best service, we have
made essential and important changes in the manner in which we care
for our patients.
All service is by appointment only, please call ahead.
All service is curbside. We will request you to remain in the
parking area or
your vehicle during
your petís visit.
you need to leave the parking area during your petís visit, we will
you to alert us before
leaving and to sign a consent form for treatment in your
for drop off appointments can also be made.
When you arrive, please call and we will come to you to retrieve
your pet for
entrance to the
hospital. We will collect history from you, then the doctor or
contact you for any additional necessary information and to
information about your petís visit.
Our staff is masked at all times in or out of the building, and our
Our staff is required to have temperatures checked upon arrival and
to wash hands
upon arrival and after
contact with every patient.
Each exam room is disinfected before a patient enters. The entire
you are picking up prescriptions, please call and we will bring
those out to you.
have a outside seating area which is cleaned regularly if you prefer
wait in your vehicle.
administrative staff will be in contact with you about your
of payment and our
technical staff will deliver your pet back to you at the
of your petís visit and
after you have been updated about the
Thank you for your continued faith in Adams
Mill Veterinary Hospital and trust in our dedication to you and your
pets. The times are unprecedented and we will always strive to give
you the best of care.
D. Marguerite Adams, DVM
Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA