Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus and related disease (COVID-19), Blue Ridge Equine Clinic has implemented a number of precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of its employees and clients. Starting this week, Blue Ridge Equine Clinic has implemented a patient drop-off policy for all at office appointments and hospital cases, including emergencies, until further notice. Blue Ridge Equine Clinic staff will meet clients in the trailer parking lot and will bring horses in for care. Clients will not be permitted to enter the Blue Ridge Equine Clinic buildings. Patient visitation has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
All ambulatory on the farm appointments will continue at this time with our staff using the appropriate measures to protect themselves and clients.
Like many other businesses, we are adjusting our business practices to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19. Starting March 23rd, both the Earlysville and Mint Springs Divisions will be changing our office hours to 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. We continue to be available for regular ambulatory and hospital visits as well as 24/7 emergency visits. We are also trying to follow the guidelines of social distancing and attempting to limit the amount of human contact. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us
Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is continuing to take additional steps to protect our staff and our clients as the coronavirus continues to spread. We are asking that any clients who come to either of our locations maintain the recommended distance of six feet from our front desk staff. Please make payment arrangements in advance over the phone to reduce the amount of paperwork that is done at the office.
If you are bringing a horse into the hospital for surgery or any other procedure, we will be emailing you the necessary paperwork in advance so it can be signed returned via email.
We will also be checking with all of our clients on the day of their appointment to confirm that the client is not sick or exposed. If you are having symptoms or are quarantined for other reasons, please let us know and we will make arrangements to treat your horse without you being present.
We are monitoring this situation & as it evolves, we will update you with any changes in this policy