Greencross Vets Covid-19 Update
Our clinics remain open as an essential service.
With current Covid-19 restrictions nationally, for veterinary care you can travel to your local Greencross Vets clinic or one of our partner pet emergency hospitals. Our clinics have procedures in place to ensure your safety in link with the relevant government guidelines, and can provide minimal contact consults where required. For more information, please contact your local Greencross Vets clinic.
Facemasks mandatory in WA and VIC, recommended in all other states
Covid-19 spreads more easily indoors and in settings where you can’t, or it is more difficult to physically distance 1.5m from others. This is likely to be the case when we are examining your pet in our consultation rooms. To ensure your safety and that of our teams, face masks are currently recommended when entering a clinic in all areas in line other than WA and VIC, where face masks are currently mandatory in line with government guidelines. If you are concerned about coming into the clinic you can receive vet advice 24/7 via video call with Greencross WebVet. Learn more here.
We are open and here to help
To ensure your health and safety and that of our team we’ve implemented appropriate safety measures in response to Covid-19. Please book your appointment online or over the phone.
If you are unwell please do not visit the clinic, please call us for advice.
Our clinics may have a QR code displayed on the door. To help stop the spread, keep our community safe, and alert you in the case of exposure to Covid-19, we request you scan the QR code and fill in your details when you visit.
Minimal Contact Pet Care
To ensure your health and safety and that of our team, safety procedures are in place to ensure we adhere to social distancing regulations. We may need to collect your pet from your car or outside the clinic, to reduce contact with our team and others in the waiting room area. As restrictions vary by state and location, please speak with your local clinic for further instructions.
Watch our video to learn more about how we are helping you and your pet stay safe:
At the clinic – some health and safety instructions
There are a few things we ask of you to ensure your health and safety and that of our team members when visiting the clinic. These may vary by location (contact your local clinic team to learn more):
- In NSW and Greater Brisbane, face masks are required when visiting our vet clinics.
- In NSW, please scan the QR code and enter your details before entering the vet clinic.
- Limit the number of people accompanying your pet. At our discretion, a maximum of one person only will be permitted into the consult room.
- When entering and leaving the clinic always use the hand sanitiser provided.
- Where possible please use credit card or EFTPOS for payment to reduce the need to handle cash
- Please ring and pre-order medications or food that you require to reduce the time you need to spend in the clinic
Advice from our Veterinary Teams
During these unprecedented times, we will continue to provide quality veterinary services to pet parents and their pet companions via our national network of Greencross Vets clinics and partner emergency and specialty hospitals.
- Make sure that you have adequate supplies of medications for your pet. Our veterinary clinics and hospitals can organise this for you. If you advise our team a couple of weeks in advance, we can fill your order and have it ready for you to pick up
- If you are self-isolating and your pet needs to be seen by a vet, please ring the clinic ahead of your appointment. We advise that you ask someone else to accompany your pet to our clinics, however, ensure you can be contacted by phone so that our vets can keep you informed during the consult
- Our vets may be able to do a telemedicine consultation with you and your pet. This will depend on your pet’s condition as well as other factors so please call our team to discuss
- As always, our advice to pet owners remains the same. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling your pet and avoid having them lick your face
- There is currently no evidence that pets could be a source of infection to people.
What you need to know about COVID-19 and your pet’s health
Dr Magdoline Awad, Chief Veterinary Officer Greencross Vets and Dr James Carroll, General Manager Specialist & Emergency Hospitals, have developed a comprehensive FAQ, and here are the essential things you need to know:
- There is currently no evidence that pets in Australia can spread COVID-19.
- We always recommend following everyday preventive hygiene actions to help prevent the spread of illness.