COVID-19 Phase 1 Reopening Update

Important Updates for
COVID-19 Procedures
Updated Tuesday June 16, 2020

Due to increased cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the state over the last few weeks, we have found it necessary to continue to operate with limitations until further notice. While we understand this decision may impose an inconvenience, the continued safety and health of our clients and staff will remain a priority to us here at Lake Veterinary Clinic.
To carry on our efforts of supporting social distancing and capacity limitations we will continue to apply the following rules:

Check-in procedures:
1) Surgeries and examinations will line up outside the front door on the designated ground markers to maintain social distancing.
2) Clients will be instructed when to enter the lobby to register a patient for treatment.
3) Emergencies – please try to call ahead for arrangements and instructions.

Lobby and exam room procedures:
1) Only 1 client will be allowed to enter the office with their pet(s) for treatments or procedures. (Limited exceptions will apply – such as euthanasia)
2) There will be a limit of 2 pets per day.
3) There will be a total of 3 clients allowed in the exam rooms and 7 clients in the waiting room at any time.
4) Overflow will have to wait outside, in their vehicle, or until space is available in the lobby.
5) Check out procedures will be completed in the exam to limit the number of people at the back counter.
6) Clients and patients for examinations will enter and exit through the front door only.

Pharmacy procedures:
1) We request you call 24 hours in advance to order your prescriptions and food.
2) To pick up prescriptions and food please line up outside the side (exit) door on the designated ground markers to maintain social distancing.
3) Clients will be instructed by a staff member when it is their turn to enter the pharmacy door for pick up.

Due to the limitations in place, wait times may be longer during this time. Critically sick, emergency, and euthanasia patients may be seen prior to routine visit patients. Due to these restrictions, please allow extra time for service.

We here at Lake Veterinary Clinic want to express our number one priority is for the safety and health of our clients and staff. Therefore, we would like to thank everyone for your continued patience and understanding through this difficult time.

Thank you and stay safe!
The Doctors and Staff at Lake Veterinary Clinic

Looking for a new pet?

We currently do not have any cats or dogs for adoption at the office. If you are looking to adopt a new pet, please consider adopting from the sources listed below. They have many cats and dogs to choose from, and are in dire need of families that will provide a good “forever” home.

The Cat Protection Society – 2700 Getford Road, Eustis, FL, 352-589-6228

Click here to visit online

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Leesburg Humane Society, Inc. – 41250 Emeralda Island Road, Leesburg, FL 352-669-3312

Click here to visit online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leesburghumanesociety

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Humane Society of Lake County – 16435 McKinley Road, Umatilla, FL 352-589-7400

Click here to visit online

Facebook: https://facebook.com/humanelake

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Lake County Animal Services – 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, FL 352-343-9688

Click here to visit online

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PetFinder

Click here to visit online

Facebook: https://facebook.com/Petfinder

Office Call Fee Effective January 1, 2019

Lake Veterinary Clinic Hospital Tour

Lake Veterinary Clinic Hospital Tour

Unfortunately, due to the drastically changing veterinary industry, it has become necessary for us to implement an office call fee.

This fee will begin on January 1, 2019.

The office call fee will be $30.00 per visit with a recheck fee of $15.00 within 30 days. This is a per visit fee with a limit of 4 animals.

The office will still be operating on a walk-in basis with no appointments except for surgeries. To see the doctor the check in times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m until 3:00 p.m. Thursday check-in is from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. only.

We would like to take this time to thank all of our devoted clients that have been with us for many years and all of our newly acquired clients. Your support and trust in us for the care of your pets is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to 2019 and being able to serve the community, our clients, and our animal friends. Again we thank you and appreciate your understanding during this time.

Sincerely,
Lake Veterinary Clinic

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February is National Cat Health Month

The month of February has been designated as National Cat Health Month.  We all love our furry felines and want them to be healthy 12 months out of the year. The following helpful tips will go a long way in keeping your kitties healthy and happy.

1. Have your pet checked yearly by a veterinarian and make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date.

2. Prevent your cat from becoming obese. Obesity can lead to other health issues such as diabetes. Special diet prescription foods are available if a veterinarian suggests that your cat needs to shed a few pounds.

3. Good dental health is important. Cats can have loose, decayed or infected teeth that may cause pain and lead to other health problems. An occasional teeth cleaning might be recommended. If so, your cat will be sedated for the procedure.

4. Keep your cat safe by keeping him indoors at night, and away from any toxic cleaning products or plants.

If you notice any unusual behavior or tiredness, it would be advisable to have your cat examined by a veterinarian. Our kitties can live a long, healthy life with a little tender loving care and annual check-ups.

Two sisters looking for a home

These two sisters belong to a very long time client of ours (over 40 years). We are hoping to help her get them adopted together.

Their owner is being moved to an assisted living facility and is unable to take all of her cats with her. Her family has been urgently looking for someone to take two of the cats. If you know of anyone who would be interested in adopting these sisters, please reach out to Debbie at the number listed below:

Sassy, all black, and Sky, smokey grey. The two sisters were born May 7, 2014. Both are spayed and declawed. Their 94 year old Mom is going into assisted living and these sweet babies need a need a loving home. These girls are beautiful, fun, and loving. As the daughter of their Mom, I would love these precious girls, but my husband is quite ill with lung cancer.
Please contact me, Debbie, at 334-618-1178 at anytime if you want to give these two a safe and loving home. Hopefully, they will stay together to save them some of the trauma of moving to a new home and saying “good bye” to their Mom. They have been with her since just babies of eight weeks. Mom would take them with her, but she is not allowed at the assisted living facility. She is worried about their well being.

Thanks to anyone willing to give them a home,
Debbie

Lucky Pierre is a Lover

 

ADOPTED – Please see “Adopt a Pet” on our homepage to see all pets waiting for homes.

Lucky Pierre

Lucky Pierre

 

Up until now, Lucky Pierre has been lucky to have a very loving home. His owner recently died and this much beloved male cat needs a new loving home. He gets along well with other cats and LOVES attention. No adoption fee. If you want to be the lucky person who adopts Lucky Pierre, please call us at 352-735-6047.

Vanda is an Exotic-looking Beauty

ADOPTED – Please see “Adopt a Pet” on our homepage to see all pets waiting for homes.

Vanda

Vanda

 

 

Vanda is a beautiful charcoal gray long-haired female with stunning green eyes. She has been waiting for a new family for a very long time. She looks like she might be feisty, but she gets along well with other cats and loves attention. No adoption fee. To adopt Vanda, please call us at 352-735-6047.

Ernie is Calm and Sweet

 

ADOPTED – Please see “Adopt a Pet” on our homepage to see all pets waiting for homes.

Ernie

Ernie

 

Ernie is 5 years old and very calm and relaxed. He is as sweet as they come and loves human affection. He would be a great addition to a home with other cats and children. No adoption fee. To adopt Ernie, please call us at 352-735-6047.

Lacy Loves to Play

ADOPTED – Please see “Adopt a Pet” on our homepage to see all pets waiting for homes.

Lacy

Lacy

 

Lacy is a playful 10 month old tortoise shell young female cat. She is very loving and likes to get extra attention. She would make the perfect addition to a home with children or  other cats. No adoption fee. To adopt Lacy, please call us at 352-735-6047.

Barney – Shy but Sweet

ADOPTED – Please see “Adopt a Pet” on our homepage to see all pets waiting for homes.

Barney

Barney

 

Barney is shy and a bit skiddish at first. He would most likely do best as an outdoor kitty and would be perfect as a barn cat to help control rodents. He’s in great health and is eager to earn his keep. No adoption fee.  To adopt Barney, please call us at 352-735-6047.

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