We are using this page to keep people updated on our COVID-19 situation. We will try to keep it updated as frequently as we can and you will also be able to see what is going on by looking at our facebook page.
All of our offices are now back open for clients to visit. We are asking that we only have one person in reception at a time and social distancing is adhered to. The support staff are wearing PPE for their protection as well as yours and we have screens in place as an added measure on the reception desks. We are asking that everyone who visits us wears a face covering in line with the government guidelines.
On farm we are covering all visits as “normal”, and available for all visit types. Where possible we will be practicing the social distancing guidelines, but appriecate this is not always possible due to the nature of veterinary work. All of our vets carry PPE and we ask that clients are prepared in advance that they may be asked to wear a face covering.
Farm and Smallholders:
As the continuing situation evolves, we thought it might be worth letting our farming clients how exactly we are working currently.
We are responding fully to emergencies of all types. This means the usual joys of spring plus all sick or injured animals plus anything that you would deem urgent for the animals health or welfare.
We are also continuing all routine tasks using PPE. Lots of these routine jobs are important for the foof chain and often for welfare and safety reasons (for example castration and disbudding). Fertility work is also important for the food chain as the knock on effects of empty cows will be seen 9 months down the line. We are also able to update health plans and carry on preventative health planning and for the forseeable future we will do this remotely. It is worth remembering that inspections will happen again at some point and if possible it would be nice to avoid a flood of health plans!
The offices are still open for drug collections with the safe zones and boxes clearly marked and the phones are well manned, you might not speak to your local familiar voice but we are there 24/7.
All of the measures we have in place are designed to allow us to maintain our key service to agriculture and keep both you and us safe.