As COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is continuing to spread worldwide, we would like to address the concern of the virus spreading from animals to humans or vice versa.
According to the World Health Organisation, there is currently no evidence that companion animals can be either be infected with or spread Coronavirus.
While there are no cases of the virus being spread between humans and animals, if you have, or suspect that you have, Coronavirus it is recommended that you avoid contact with pets and other animals while you are sick. In the situation that you are unable to make arrangements for the care of your pet, ensure that you wash your hands after touching you pet and limit your contact with them.
If you notice that your pet is unwell after coming in contact with a person with Coronavirus, you should call one of your Veterinarians and seek advice. Please do not bring them to the clinic until you have discussed with one of our team first. It is important that you phone ahead and let them know that your pet has been in contact with a Coronavirus carrier.
The situation with the Coronavirus is rapidly changing and while this information is accurate at the time of publishing you can check on the status of the transfer of Coronavirus from animals to humans by visiting www.wsava.org or www.who.int