3/17/2020
Hampden Family Pet Hospital remains dedicated to serving our community and will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. To schedule an appointment or ask questions, call 303-761-7063.

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Dear Pet Families,

We know Coronavirus/COVID-19 is a concerning topic for people everywhere, including pet parents. As your partner in caring for the overall health and wellness of your pets, we want to ensure you still have access to pet care during this time. As a result, our facility remains open at this time to provide safe service to all.

Be assured that we have procedures in place addressing a variety of health and safety issues, and while we have always ensured the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation, we have recently updated our health and safety guidelines in direct response to the emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These guidelines are based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

These include updated hygiene practices, as provided by the CDC, that are good to follow in all seasons. Things like frequent and thorough hand washing, good coughing and sneezing etiquette, and avoiding direct contact with others when you are sick. Our team members are being asked to stay home and take care of themselves if they, or their family members are ill. That’s one way we can help minimize the spread of the illness for both pet parents and team members.

We ask that clients who have recently traveled to endemic areas, or any client with a fever, active cough, or other concerning signs call us to reschedule non-urgent cases or we can suggest potential options for your pet if urgent care is warranted.

We will do everything we can to uphold the exceptional veterinary care our pet parents and patients deserve.  Give us a call if there is anything, we can do to keep your family and pets healthy during this challenging time.

American Veterinary Medical Association Statement:

  • Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people.
  • If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys).

Thank you,

The Team at Hampden Family Pet Hospital