During the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are able to offer our full range of services.
We kindly ask that all clients comply with the following measures:
- Avoid attendance if you are unwell.
- Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign into the clinic as per the recommendation from the Government.
- We ask that only one healthy adult accompanies a pet into the clinic. (We are unable to accommodate children at this stage).
- Masks are now compulsory within our clinic. We will happily supply one for you, if you do not have one of your own.
- If you have a pet emergency during this time but are unwell, please call us to discuss the best way for us to ensure your pet receives the best care available.
We would like to reinforce that we will continue to maintain our disinfection measures within the clinic.
If you have a pet emergency during this time but are unwell, please call us to discuss the best way for us to ensure your pet receives the best care.
A little explanation.....
You may have noticed that recently we’ve reduced our hours or in some circumstances closed one clinic on certain days. We would like to offer a short explanation for this and provide some insight into both our clinics and the veterinary industry as a whole as to why this has been necessary.
Currently the veterinary industry is experiencing a nationwide veterinarian shortage. Our once thriving industry has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are facing a future with no relief yet in sight. This is an unprecedented event which has affected our clinics immensely and meant that some very tough decisions have needed to be made to ensure the continuation of our clinics into the future. In the past we have relied on both domestic and international veterinarians, but due to the pandemic we have not been able to fill many position vacancies meaning we have been running with far fewer staff than is needed. At the same time, demand for veterinary services has never been higher, so this has put immense pressure on all of our staff as we try to remain open and available to our clients and their pets whilst maintaining an excellent level of patient care.
We ask for your consideration and understanding that we are often going to be booked out days in advance for appointments, and weeks in advance for routine surgery appointments.
We appreciate that your animals don't choose when to become unwell or injured and will continue to do our best to accommodate for these emergency situations.
It is our hope that the industry can soon return to what it once was, and that we can be back to full capacity in the near future.
Corio & Lara Veterinary Clinics