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COVID19 SPECIAL PROTOCOLS AT PLANET PET
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Our hours have changed: We will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. All other hours remain unchanged.
Planet Pet Animal Hospital is still open and caring for animals. We want you and your pets to stay safe.
As of March 20, 2019 we have implemented a COVID-19 precautionary protocol in an effort to protect our staff and our clients from exposure. This will allow us to provide quality care for your pets during this challenging time.
This means we will not be allowing owners to accompany their pet during the appointment. A member of our staff will pick up your pet from your car, fill out a history questionnaire, then escort the pet inside to see the doctor who will communicate with you via phone. If you would like to help with the process, the questionnaire can be printed by CLICKING HERE(requires a PDF reader) Then simply bring it with you to the appointment. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE.
If you would like to pick up food or medication for your pet(s) or need to drop off a sample, we require you to call ahead so that we can prepare your order. We will then make arrangements to have your order ready as needed. Payments will be collected via credit card over the phone at the end of each appointment or medication pickup.
For now we are halting elective and non-urgent patient visits. Rabies and Leptospirosis vaccinations are still being given as these are considered contagious from animals to humans.
We ask that you be patient with us as we address each and every client’s concerns and needs for their pet. This is in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our clinic open to care for your pet.
DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC OR PARKING LOT IF:
-YOU HAVE TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY WITHIN THE LAST 2 WEEKS
-YOU HAVE TRAVELED FROM NEW YORK WITHIN 2 WEEKS
-IF YOU HAVE HAD KNOWN CONTACT WITH ANYONE SUSPECTED OF CARRYING COVID19
-IF YOU HAVE FEVER, CHILLS, OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE THE COVID19 VIRUS.
We will LIKELY be adding a new type of appointment, a "telemedicine visit", for clients who cannot leave their home. Telemedicine appointments are video phone consultations with a veterinarian through SKYPE. Telemedicine appointments are designed to help people who cannot get their pets to the clinic due to quarantine restrictions. Appointments are scheduled. Details regarding connecting to virtual meeting rooms will be emailed to pet owners once appointments are scheduled. Due to the nature of many diseases, some pets may still need to come into the clinic for an exam, diagnostics or treatment. If the pet comes in for the same complaint within 48 hours, the telemedicine fee will be applied to the clinic office visit. Please try to understand that this will not be an ideal situation for many clients and their pets. Please be considerate when using the telemedicine service as it is not intended to be a substitute for normal visits.
We are trying to keep the hospital open as long as safely possible. Ultimately we cannot place human lives at known risk. PLEASE, if you meet ANY of the criteria listed below, use the telemedicine service when it becomes available. Contact us to schedule an appointment if this service becomes necessary.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Welcome to Planet Pet Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Vero Beach, FL
Call us at 772-562-4040
If you live in Vero Beach or the surrounding area you have picked the perfect website to find a veterinarian. Your pet's health and well being are very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
Planet Pet Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital and will take both daytime emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Charles Witte, DVM is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Vero Beach veterinarian.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 772-562-4040 and we'll promptly provide answers or recommendations. Our Vero Beach veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Vero Beach pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Planet Pet Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Charles Witte
Vero Beach Veterinarian | Planet Pet Animal Hospital | 772-562-4040
2190 45th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32967