Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is excited to announce that we will be resuming all veterinary services effective June 1 2020. In response to guidance from the Virginia Health Department and Governor Northam’s office, we will return to full service including all routine preventative care for all our patients. We will still be adhering to strict social distancing rules and ask that we all work together and be respectful and safe as possible. Please do not schedule appointments if you are feeling ill or if you have recently been in contact with someone who may have symptoms of coronavirus.
We thank you all for your patience and we look forward to catching up on all your deferred dentals and other routine care that may have been postponed. Please call our office to schedule your appointments.
To All of Our Clients and Neighbors,
When we do come to your farm, we ask that you limit the number of people in the barn to as few as possible for your protection, our protection, and the protection of the rest of the community. We will be wearing appropriate protective equipment, and whenever possible have one of our team members holding the horses to enable everyone to keep a safe distance. We will be thorough, but we will try to be as efficient as possible to limit our time on each farm to further reduce the risks.
If you have an appointment at the clinic, we will continue to ask that you stay with your vehicle once you arrive. Call the office ahead of time to let them know your expected arrival time. When you arrive, our staff will come out to help you. We will not be allowing anyone into the clinic or barn. We will be consulting with you extensively beforehand and during the procedures to make sure that it is still possible for you to contribute to the process and communicate your wishes for what you would like to be done with your horse.
We understand that this is different than how we all would like for it to be, but we ask for your patience and understanding while we all work together to get through this. We are doing everything we can to make sure we keep your horses healthy and keep our community safe. We are so thankful to every one of you for trusting us to continue to do our part in the team effort that is caring for your horse.
We hope that this will be short-lived, but beyond hoping we encourage everyone to do their part now, to help ensure that it will pass quickly. Stay home, stay safe, and be well.
Donovan Dagner, DVM