As of the week commencing 13th June, we will be relaxing our protocol a little further and opening up to animals that were due boosters in March, April and May (towards the end of June). We will be running some booster clinics to catch up with all the backlog. We are also opening up for routine procedures. Please contact the surgery for further details
As per government guidelines, we will still be doing all our consulting out in the car park with social distancing rules applying. If you are still isolating or shielding, please let us know so we are aware of individual circumstances.
With daily changes to government advise, we are taking our responsibility seriously to both reduce pressure on the NHS by maintaining public health whilst still offering our 24/7 emergency service. Our continuing dedication to your beloved pets and ensuring our dedication to animal welfare is of paramount importance to us at this difficult time
We are taking advice from our governing bodies such as the British Veterinary Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as to how to proceed to maintain our standards of care to your animals combined with complying with the governments social distancing legislation. Please see below the measures we are taking to minimise exposure within the practice to safeguard both our clients and our staff:
> Consultations hours have been altered. We will be consulting from 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm at 15 minute intervals to reduce the number of people we have in the practice at any time.
> Routine appointments and surgeries will be starting to come back into effect, please contact the surgery for further details
> We are asking that only one owner comes in with their animals, and that they call when in the car park. Where possible, consults will be taking place in the car park
> If you have symptoms, or are self isolating please call the practice for advise before coming down. Please do not enter the practice yourself. It may be necessary for someone else to bring your animal down if a consultation is recommended
> There are hand sanitisers and disinfectant around the practice, and we ask that clients use these on entering and exiting the practice. We also ask that clients adhere to the World Health Organisation 20 second hand washing technique
> If any animals require repeat prescriptions, and you are at risk or self isolating, we are offering a home delivery or postage service. Please ring the practice to enquire
> Essential farm work is continuing, but we ask that all our farmers ring ahead with any orders to ensure we can get everything ready in advance
We would like to reassure all our loyal clients that this is a fluid situation that could potentially change at any moment, but we intend to work within the guidelines announced without compromising animal welfare and treatment and the health and safety of the general public
We still have staff answering phones and vets available to triage any animals over the phone. Your concerns are important to us, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all in this situation together and are here to support you and the animals that bring so much love into our lives
We are a traditional mixed practice based on the edge of the Peak District. We have been providing veterinary care to pets, farm animals and horses in Matlock and the surrounding areas since the 1960s.
Our professional 5-vet team is committed to providing quality care and treatment to your animals, whether that be your pet or livestock. We pride ourselves on being an approachable friendly team.
We carry out a range of services to small animals, farm and equine. Please follow relevant links or ring up to find out more about the services we offer.
As the only practice in Matlock to offer our own 24 hour emergency sevice, we are passionate about continuing this to allow continuity of care to you and you animals.
We are a veterinary nurse training centre and accept vet students for EMS placements - please contact us with any queries
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