***COVID-19 REGULATIONS & UPDATE***
As @ 15th August 2020:
It has been an extremely challenging few months for so many and we would firstly like to thank you, our clients, for your continued patience and understanding towards our revised and required working practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK veterinary professionals receive continued guidance from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Veterinary Association and for equine vets, the British Equine Veterinary Association. This guidance is in response to the ongoing Government guidelines for working restrictions and this is what dictates our working practises during this time. Our vets (and all vets throughout the UK) have been continuing to do their very best to maintain the welfare of farm animals, pets and wildlife since Lockdown began and we thank you all for being so understanding and for helping to keep our vets (and their families) safe by adhering to social distancing requirements when we have attended appointments for your equines.
Further to the most recent and ongoing guidelines, we would like to advise on the following procedures:
We are able to complete ALL vaccination boosters (both flu and tetanus).
From 1st June 2020 we began conducting first vaccination re-starts for anyone who had missed their annual flu booster. For all flu vaccination re-starts, we worked alongside the drug companies to offer a vaccination amnesty. This allowed for you to receive your second vaccination free of charge during the month of July (visit charges still applied) to assist with getting your horses' vaccinations up to date.
We are continuing to maintain social distancing throughout all appointments and ask that the following guidelines are met:
- If we are visiting the yard to vaccinate multiple horses, please ensure only 1 person is appointed to handle all the horses.
- Please ensure that horses are tied up for the vet, preferably outside, ensuring that you remain at least 2 metres away from the vet at all times.
- To minimise visits to yards, please co-ordinate with other liveries at your yard.
**Be organised - Communicate - Book in.**
The Central Equine Vets Team
We aim to provide a complete healthcare service for your horse, pony or donkey. Here is a brief outline of all the services we can provide:
If you’d like to discuss any aspect of your horse care in more detail, please call us on 0131 664 5606.