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Dulles South Veterinary Center

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We are pleased to share we are opening up our grooming services again, starting on May 10th.

We will continue to offer curbside care for all services.

We continue to be diligent in our handling and hygiene protocols to ensure as minimal exposure as possible. You will see our staff wearing cloth masks. Due to Personal Protection Equipment shortages, the use of surgical masks and gloves must be conserved for surgical cases. Our staff wipe down items coming in and out of the hospital and handwashing is still the most recommended way of the CDC to stop the spread of pathogens.

The news has recently reported on 2 cases of positive COVID results in animals, both in cats from New York. Routine testing of pets is still not recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Current expert understanding is that SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted person-to-person. There is no evidence that animals can transmit this virus to people. In rare instances, people have spread the virus to certain animals.

If you are concerned that your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory disease, please contact us. We are happy to discuss concerns and recommendations with you.

Informational resources that are available include:
https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/testing-animals-sars-cov-2

COVID-19 and Pets: FAQ from the International
Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
https://iscaid.org/covid-19-faqs-for-pet-owners

COVID-19 and Pets: FAQ from the American Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA)
https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/covid-19-faqs-pet-owners