Visiting Pilgrims Veterinary Practice during the Coronavirus outbreak

Visiting us during the Coronavirus outbreak

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement and following the advice from the RCVS we will now only be treating sick and injured animals until the lock down is over.

Our Cranborne branch will temporarily be closed for consultations until further notice. It will open Tuesday’s and Friday’s between 10 – 12 for the collection of medications ONLY.

Our Blissford branch will remain open but we are currently implementing a closed-door policy in accordance with the government guidelines to limit the spread of the virus. As such most routine appointments and operations are being postponed, although we are still providing certain vaccines and other appointments on a case-by-case basis. We are able to offer either telephone or video consultations for all other enquiries and will be encouraging this as much as possible. If your pet needs to come in and see a vet, we will offer pet only consultations which means we will come out to your car and take your pet inside and then hand them back to you once they have been assessed along with any necessary medication. Please call us or knock on the door when you arrive. We then ask that you kindly call when you get home to settle your bill. If you are feeling unwell or are self-isolating, please make arrangements for someone else to bring your pet in.

Reasons YOUR PET should go to the vets include:

Emergencies such as wounds, shock, stings, snake bites, poisons, toxic food consumption, seizures, collapse, GDV (bloat), trauma, broken bones, eye injuries, colic, lameness etc.

They are undergoing treatment for a serious illness.

Persistent vomiting or diarrhoea.

Their anal glands need emptying – blockages can be painful and lead to infection.

Medication can be ordered and paid for over the phone. Please give us at least 48 hrs notice and say which branch you will be collecting from.

The welfare of your animals remains our priority and we are committed to providing the best possible service to you in these difficult times. Please call us on 01425 657700 if you have any concerns regarding your pets’ health.

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