Coombefield Vets Covid 19 Update

Summary:

  • We are available for essential telephone consultations and emergency appointments when required.
  • All of our clients are currently being seen at our Axminster Practice, our Seaton Practice has been temporarily closed during Covid-19. 
  • In all cases, social distancing must be respected to protect both our clients and our staff so please check what our procedures are, in advance of your visit.
  • If the call is not urgent, you can email the practice here - reception@axvets.co.uk - and we will reply within 2-3 working days.
  • During this time we are working hard to provide your pet with the very best veterinary care possible, we are adhering to government guidelines and ask that you work alongside us to minimalize the impact to you and your beloved pet.
  • In response to the latest government guidelines we are now only open for patients for that need essential care to avoid unnecessary suffering or maintain animal welfare. In order to help you understand the best way to look after your pet, please read the advice on this page.

 

What constitutes an emergency that needs immediate care?

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Trauma (e.g. car accidents)
  • Rabbits neglecting food
  • Ingestion of poisonous/harmful substances
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea especially if your pet appears quiet or depressed or if it is going on for a long time (more than 24 hours)
  • Loss of thirst & appetite
  • Seizuring/fitting
  • Open wound injuries
  • Male cats struggling in the litter tray to pass urine
  • Swallowing hazards ie.toys/clothes
  • Eye problems
  • Swollen abdomen or retching (especially large dogs)
  • Struggling to give birth
  • Collapse

 

If the advice is to come into practice, please follow the advice below.

Advice when visiting your practice

 

 

Don’t walk into the practice. We need to keep everyone safe.

Instead, phone us and explain your situation. We’ll arrange a suitable way of conducting your appointment that is in everyone’s best interests.

There are a variety of options available to everyone - the important thing is to let us know and we’ll work together!

 

Contact us to discuss


 

Concerned about your pet’s health but don't think it's an emergency?

To respect social distancing rules, we are replacing our standard consultation service with video and telephone consultations. Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment. See our advice on video and telephone consultations with your vet.


 

Other Coronavirus-related FAQs

 

Please contact the practice for up to date information regarding available treatments.


How can I get my REPEAT FOOD or MEDICATIONS?

It is important that you continue to give your pet the appropriate food and medication. We are looking at ways of getting these to clients who are due them and postal / delivery services may be an option. Please contact us to make suitable arrangements.

How can I get my FLEA, WORM, TICK and FLYSTRIKE treatments?

It is important that you continue to give your pet the appropriate treatments. We are looking at ways of getting these to clients who are due them and postal / delivery services may be an option. Please contact us to make suitable arrangements.


Can my pet still have ELECTIVE OPERATIONS such as Neutering and Lumps removals?

These operations are not deemed to be critical during these extraordinary times and we therefore ask that you postpone these procedures, until government guidelines on social distancing change.

What about ULTRASOUNDS and BLOOD TESTS?

We can deem whether this would be critical or not – please contact us to understand more.