COVID-19 Update: We are working safely and will continue to provide care for clients and their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help us with our new ways of working, and to keep us all safe, please do not attend the practice unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Call for information and guidance. Read more
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Coronavirus and your pets

6th March 2020

As the situation may change over time, we may issue further updates in due course.

We recognise that there are questions around animal transmission of Coronavirus Covid19.

The World Organisation for Animal Health states that “There is no evidence that companion animals, such as dogs, play a role in the spread of this human disease or that they become sick.”

If you are diagnosed with Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you restrict contact with your pets as a precautionary animal health measure, until more information is known about the virus. If you must care for your pet while sick, it is recommended that you wash your hands before and after any interaction with your pet and wear a facemask, just as a precaution.

In the very unlikely event that your pet shows clinical signs, please do not bring it in to the practice; please ring us for further advice. Visit our “Contact us” page for all our contact details.

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  • I just wanted to say how amazing Kimberly was today with me and my dog Rolo. She could see how upset I was, made me feel at ease and reassured me that Rolo would be okay. Her level of professionalism and kind nature helped me get through a difficult day

  • I work as a registered vet nurse and had to come to Dovecote with my dog Alfie. I was squeezed in and was seen promptly by Sergio right after a long operation. He was so kind to Alfie and explained everything to my mom (who is not vet trained) and did Alfie’s MRI there and then even though it was going to make it a late finish. Unfortunately we had to make the call to put my lovely boy to sleep and Sergio and the nurses were really kind and helpful. I received your lovely card today and want to thank you all for your help and seeing him so quickly. I will be forever grateful.

  • Whole team were welcoming and made myself and my cat feel very comfortable! Mark Lowrie is fantastic!! Thank you for coping with me as a worried owner!

  • Think ‘The Supervet’ and that’s the level of care and professionalism. Highly recommend

  • Receptionists, physio, nurses and vets were all fantastic, every single member of staff is worth their weight in gold.

  • I had a very positive experience at Dovecote. I met the vet that day that was going to perform my dog’s surgery and I was immediately put at ease by his professional, friendly and caring consultation. All the staff I came in contact with were lovely, from the welcoming reception staff to the nurses I kept ringing through the evening! My dog is now back to her normal naughty self, I can’t thank them enough.

  • Everyone has always been so kind and Charlie absolutely loves his visits. The receptionists are particularly wonderful and are always on hand with a box of tissues for the numerous tears we’ve shed.

  • Lovely, caring staff, who go the extra mile. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

  • Really good consultation with neurologist Sergio today with CT and MRI scan. Very well organised with helpful, professional staff.

  • The Supervets of the north!