Welcome to Chelmsford Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Chelmsford, ON
Call us at (705) 855-8869
To Our Valued Clients (July 16, 2020)
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HOURS HAVE CHANGED
OUR DOOR WILL BE KEPT LOCKED AT ALL TIMES. WE ARE SEEING PATIENTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! WE ASK THAT YOU CALL US WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE CLINIC, FROM THERE WE WILL ADVISE YOU OF NEXT STEPS.
PLEASE CALL INADVANCE FOR PRESCRIPTION AND FOOD REFILLS AS OUR CURRENT INVENTORY HAS BEEN LIMITED DUE TO CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES
PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR REGULAR UPDATES AS WELL
Marc, Darren and all the staff want to thank you for your patience as our community deals with the ongoing pandemic. We are all working extra hard to get caught up from over 2 months of urgent care only we were mandated to provide when the province was in Stage one of the Pandemic Control. I know that some of you have been frustrated with the apparent lack of appointment times. We are trying really hard to meet yours and your pet’s needs with telemedicine and admitting patients to be seen between appointments and through our lunch hour. Sometimes though it is physically impossible to see another patient during a day. We do not take it lightly when we have to refer to the clinic on call that day, we do not like doing it but sometimes it is the only option to get your pet the care it needs that day. We are so sorry for this but we do have a very successful on call rotation that is providing excellent care during these trying times.
Curb side medicine is not ideal but rest assured that your pet is getting the same level of care you are accustomed to by our staff whether you are in the building or not.
Now that Ontario is moving to Stage 3 of the Pandemic Response on July 17 we are faced with new challenges. Veterinary practices were never designed with social distancing in mind. All of you have seen the inside of our practice and know that we can not physical distance in our exam rooms. We are being advised that during this pandemic, our primary concern as employers is the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are anxiously awaiting guidance from our governing bodies with respect to the safest way to open our practice back up to all of you.
Certain PPE is in very limited supply as much of it is being diverted to the human medicine side and for good reason.
We ask for all your patience as we will be continuing curbside care for the foreseeable future as we research, meet, and discuss with experts on how to protect you and our staff in an environment where physical distancing is not possible.
We will continue to update you on our plans as they become implemented.
On a lighter note, all of you with “COVID” puppies and kittens, thank you for bringing them in, these little bundles of joy bring such big smiles to all the staff’s faces! I know you can not see the happiness the staff exude when playing with and caring for you puppies but it is truly a highlight of everyone’s day!
Thank you once again for your patience. Stay well and safe!
Marc and Darren
Drs. Marc Marin and Darren Stinson
Chelmsford Veterinarian | Chelmsford Animal Hospital | (705) 855-8869
3147 Laura Dr.
Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0