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Covid Policy

Recommendations And Guidelines

In accordance with the recommendations and guidelines of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA), and for the safety of our staff, we are only offering limited services inside the clinic. New clients coming to VSC for the initial consultations will meet the surgeon inside the clinic.

All other consultations will be done via curbside service. Curbside service means that your pet will be escorted into the clinic by our staff while you wait in your vehicle. We will call you by phone to discuss the reason for your visit and arrange the necessary treatments. Discharges from the hospital will also be curbside; after the discharges are reviewed and the invoice is closed we will bring your pet to your car. Staff members may come out to talk with you directly or to deliver paperwork.

We have instituted a protocol to see patients in the safest way possible for the staff and clients:

We strongly encourage our clients to wear a mask (scarf or cloth) when bringing your pet to one of our technicians at the tent. We greatly appreciate these efforts to keep our staff healthy, so we can continue to provide advanced surgical care to your pets.

Since clients are no longer spending time in our waiting rooms, we ask all clients to wait in their car until the exam or treatment is completed. A team member will call you to discuss the findings, treatment plan, and other important information from our veterinarians.

Our hospital is routinely disinfected and in accordance with CDC recommendations, we have increased the cleaning frequency and protocols to include all surfaces and materials that clients regularly contact. As we know, hand washing hygiene is an important protocol that we continue to implement for all staff and clients. We provide options for hand cleaning and hand sanitizers for clients and associates, and we work closely with our teams to ensure that anyone who is not feeling well understands that we support them staying home.

Restroom use

Our restroom is available for use by clients waiting for their appointment. If you need to use the restroom, please notify the client Care team via text. A mask (or other suitable covering) that covers the nose and mouth is required while in the lobby.


In the event that your pet is being euthanized at our practice, you will be allowed with him or her during the euthanasia. The technician staff will escort your pet into the clinic for placement of an intravenous catheter while you wait in your care. Once the room is ready you will be escorted into the room for one-on-one time until you are ready. A face mask must be worn at all times once in the practice. Failure to abide by the policies may result in client termination.