On 23 March 2020, the government introduced further measures as part of the fight against coronavirus. Among other things, these measures require people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes. Like everyone else, veterinary practices are seeking to limit the amount of face-to-face contact they have with others in order to comply with this guidance.
As the veterinary profession does all it can to maintain animal health and welfare in these extremely challenging circumstances, we ask that you show patience when seeking veterinary care. We appreciate you will be concerned about how the health and welfare of your animal(s) will be maintained at this time, and whilst practices will not be able to provide the level of care you may be used to, please be reassured that veterinary practices throughout the UK are doing their best to ensure veterinary care is provided where essential for animal health and welfare.
In order to assist you, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) have sought to address some of the concerns you may have.
Here you will find answers to FAQs.