Boarders take note
At this time Monocacy Equine has to reduce available services to protect both our doctors and employees. Effective starting tomorrow we will only be able to provide emergency services for at minimum the next 7 days. Appointments for tomorrow Monday March 23rd will be kept as scheduled but we ask that only one person attend the appointment.
At this time we will still be providing emergency services as normal and seeing other urgent needs. All preventative medicine appointments will be put on a waiting list and scheduled as soon we are able. We will also be working to ensure any horses recovering from illness or injury receive the follow up care they need until the case is resolved. We will plan to have normal office hours and are still able to do pick up of mediation outside the office contact free from our dropbox. Please call ahead so it can be waiting for you. Now is a great time to make sure all your emergency drugs are stocked and up to date. We are also happy to assist you with the online pharmacy.
We have been given directive by the AVMA to conserve gloves and masks in order to help with shortages in human medicine. On top of this we have been given strict guidelines we must be able to follow in order to maintain full services. We feel that continuing to try to operate on a regular level puts our clients and us at undue risk. If one of our staff members were to fall ill due to exposure at a farm we would be unable to continue operations at any level due to quarantine. So it is in light of this guidance we have been given that we feel this move is necessary for the safety of everyone involved. We are very saddened and apologize for the inconveniences it may cause. We value all of our clients and appreciate the chance to care for your horses.
If we should have to respond to an emergency at your farm we ask that you follow these rules:
- Only one person present to meet veterinarian who as possible stays at least 6 feet away
- If possible have horse in stall and halter on before we arrive, if we are able we will work on horse alone
- Please alert us before we arrive if anyone on the farm has history of recent travel, exposure to a + case, dry cough, or a fever. We will still treat your animal but need to bring proper protective equipment.
As professionals in public health we urge everyone to take social distancing seriously and we look forward to returning to full services as soon as we are able.