COVID – 19 Update
The Animal Hospital of River Oaks is committed to the care of our patients and we are equally concerned about the well being of our families.
In the uncertain times of this COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to ensure your safety while having your pets presented to us for treatment and care. We are using hospital strength disinfectants on all regularly touched surfaces, regularly throughout the day. We will do our best to keep appointments spaced so that there is always a minimum number of people in the reception area at any one time.
Current information regarding pets and COVID-19 is that they are not vectors of this disease, and do not pose a risk to their families. . The experts in the field are monitoring constantly and we will certainly update you with any changes in this area.
As a councilor and executive member of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, Dr. Gold is in direct communication with those in charge of the regulatory body that governs veterinary medicine, ensuring that best practices are adhered to. The leadership of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is in communication with our provincial government, ensuring that all appropriate information is gathered and shared so that the practice of veterinary medicine can continue for the best care of our patients and their families.
Should at some time in the future the Ontario Government require businesses to close, and if Veterinary Medicine is not declared an essential service, which would temporarily stop us from seeing you and our patients, we will do everything possible to continue to be able to support your pet’s needs, by utilizing Dr. Gold’s ability to support and care for our patients using telemedicine consultations. While there are some limits to what can be done by telemedicine, at least Dr. Gold will be able to help as much as is possible, based on the standards of current modern veterinary regulations.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have, we look forward to continuing to be here for you, your families, and your special family members, your pets.
Please stay safe, avoid crowds or large gatherings, wash and disinfect your hands often, and please call with any questions you have. As always, we want nothing but the very best for you and your families.
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