Covid-19 Information

At Martin City Animal Hospital, we are prioritizing the health of our staff in an attempt to stay open and be able to care for your pets. We ask that you call ahead for all appointments and needs so we can limit our exposure to the public. This is uncharted waters for the world - we ask that you be patient as we navigate the coming months. 

Some important points:

  • We are rescheduling all elective procedures and annual wellness exams at this time – if we have not called you, we will soon.

  • Healthy pets that are due for annual vaccines (and have been well vaccinated in the past few years) will wait a month or so for their appointments.

  • Animals that are high risk for disease, are in the middle of a vaccination series or have underlying health issues that make vaccines necessary, will be seen.

  • Animals in need of rabies vaccine can be seen to ensure safety and legal compliance.

  • Young animals that need vaccinations or are in the middle of their vaccine series, will be seen.

  • Injuries, illness, and critically ill patients will be seen.

  • Chronic illness rechecks will be seen if needed or if they seem unstable.

  • Surgeries will be scheduled if needed to preserve the health and quality of life for the pet (i.e. a foreign body surgery or an abscessed tooth).

All patients will be seen using our new, “curbside care” protocol.

  • When you arrive at the clinic, call us. Our staff will check you in over the phone – taking a thorough history and discussing possible diagnostics based on the concerns.

  • A staff member will then come outside and get the pet from your car. We ask you practice social distancing as much as possible so our staff can stay healthy. Allow us to get your pet out of the car.

  • We will then perform a thorough exam and the doctor will call you while you wait in the car.

  • If any testing or radiographs are needed, the staff will get these done and an appropriate treatment plan will be developed.

  • We will then collect payment over the phone and bring your pet back to your car.

  • The only exception to this plan will be if euthanasia is warranted but we ask you only bring 1-2 people to that appointment and no children.

At this time, all evidence suggests that our domestic animals cannot become infected with this virus but they may be able to carry the virus on their fur or skin for a short period of time (like a coffee mug or pencil might). No need to get rid of your pet or panic but if someone in your home is positive - keep the family pet isolated from the positive person as a precaution for other humans in the home. 

Below are links to verified resources about Covid-19 - an acute respiratory disease caused by the novel corona virus, SARs-CoV-2. We will try to keep this page updated so you can be informed and as safe as possible!

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