COVID-19 and Your Pet - Key points
Yes, we are open.
Yes, vets are deemed to be an essential service, so should remain open throughout this event.
YES, you can go to the vet under new NSW movement restrictions of 30/3/2020. Under Reasonable Excuses 1.obtaining food or other goods or services for the personal needs of the household or other household purposes (including for pets) and for vulnerable persons. Page 14/15
But we can only do this with your assistance, because ...... if we get infected we are out of action for at least 2 weeks.
Call 6655 1098 to make appointments as usual or book online from this page - but be clear with reception if you have any health issues or have been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19.
Upon arriving please stay in your car and call reception - you will be directed then whether you can come in or wait for a staff member. If the weather is hot as unlikely as that seems, you may self isolate with your pet on the lawn as long as you stay away from other humans.
Remember the 2 person rule. This applies here too. If more than 1 person accompanies a pet then there is no option to have a vet or nurse involved, so you might as well stay at home. So please - 1 person per pet maximum.
We must limit both proximity and time spent with clients to reduce risk of exposure, so please keep that in mind also.
For any repeat prescriptions, flea/tick or food pickups please phone ahead. Upon arrival stay in your car and call and you will receive further directions. Please note - we are advising owners with pets that require long term medication to have around a month worth of supplies on hand. We will not faciliate "stock piling" so please don't ask.
For more complete explanations and other COVID-19 related information please go to the Covid-19 Info - "Don't Panic" tab in the navigation bar above.
Your dedicated, experienced and compassionate local vets.
If you live in Bellingen or the surrounding area in New South Wales, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Pam Byron, Dr. Mark Crane and Dr. Steve Ledger are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
Bellingen Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Bellingen Veterinary Hospital veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Bellingen veterinarian.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 02-6655 1098 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. The Bellingen Veterinary Hospital is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page.
At Bellingen Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Mark Crane
Bellingen Veterinarian | Bellingen Veterinary Hospital | 02-6655 1098
1 Prince St.
Bellingen, New South Wales NSW 2454
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