Veterinary clinics across N.S. campaign to stay open during coronavirus pandemic

As life changes under the novel coronavirus pandemic veterinary clinics have begun changing how they operate.

The dozens of veterinary clinics in the Halifax Regional Municipality and across the province are now implementing safety measures aimed at keeping their services running in order to treat animals in need of care.

“We are only seeing essential appointments at this time,” said Nicole Lambert, a registered veterinary technician with the Halifax Veterinary Hospital.

“So, sick patients, we are still doing some surgeries but we’re trying not to do spays and neuters, only things that are really necessary.”

The Halifax Veterinary Hospital is one of many clinics that now have a ‘closed-door policy.’

Animals are being triaged over the phone and staff are meeting owners at their vehicle where a clinic leash is used to bring them inside and be assessed.

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