What COVID- 19 means for you and your horse

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Mar 20th, 20
While it is still too early to fully understand the impact of COVID-19, our number-one priority is to support the health and safety of our employees and their families while continuing to provide routine appointments, emergency, and continuous in hospital care for all of our patients. With recent events surrounding COVID-19 in Florida, this commitment will not change. If you have an appointment scheduled and find yourself feeling under the weather, we have skilled assistants with us at all times so will be able to conduct appointments even if you are not able to physically be there. In that event, we will be happy to keep you as present as we can via phone.

Dear AVS Equine family, clients, and staff,

News from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the escalated global public health threat of COVID-19, is on everyone’s mind. There has been a lot of coverage worldwide about the virus, and we know this can be unsettling for our staff and clients.

While it is still too early to fully understand the impact of COVID-19, our number-one priority is to support the health and safety of our employees and their families while continuing to provide routine appointments, emergency, and continuous in hospital care for all of our patients. With recent events surrounding COVID-19 in Florida, this commitment will not change. If you have an appointment scheduled and find yourself feeling under the weather, we have skilled assistants with us at all times so will be able to conduct appointments even if you are not able to physically be there. In that event, we will be happy to keep you as present as we can via phone.

If your horse requires urgent care or has a medical emergency, and you are ill, please arrange for a trusted friend, neighbor, or healthy family member to be with your horse when the doctor arrives or to haul them into the hospital. We will gladly accommodate your representative and make appropriate arrangements to speak to you via phone prior and post evaluation.

With regards to our animal companions, there is no current evidence that horses can contract or spread COVID-19. It could be a great form of social distancing to spend more time with your horse and ease any stress from this trying time! As always please call with any questions or concerns 850-386-3619 #avsequinehospital #teamavs #tallahasseehorsevet #DrJGodman #DrSFisch #aaephorsedocs #performancehorse #floridahorse

Here are some links for more information:

Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Protecting you and your pets from COVID-19
https://fvma.org/coronavirus-and-your-practice/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Toll-free: 1-800-232-4636
http://www.cdc.gov/COVID-19


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