COVID information notice
As is mandated for the veterinary industry, all our staff are fully vaccinated.
The AVA Covid safe plan for vet practices in WA includes:
*Masks to be worn at all times indoors (we will provide you with a mask if you have forgotten yours).
*Limit attendance to fully vaccinated clients. If you are unvaccinated or do not wish to disclose your status, please let reception know and we can accommodate bringing your pet into the practice by handover outside and communicating with you by telephone.
*Reduce client contact. We can allow only one client at a time into the consultation rooms plus have a limit of a total of 3 clients in the reception area at any one time.
Thankyou for your patience and understanding
WARNING FOR DOG OWNERS ⚠️‼️
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has recorded further cases of the exotic disease ehrlichiosis in dogs throughout northern WA.
The disease, which was first recorded in the East Kimberley in May, is tick-borne and can be fatal if left untreated.
DPIRD chief veterinary officer Michelle Rodan said surveillance had also found four cases in South Hedland as well as one case as far south as Carnarvon.
“Surveillance is now being targeted to the Pilbara and Gascoyne to determine the distribution of the disease in these areas,” she said.
🏼⚕️Signs of the disease include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and bleeding disorders.
Infected dogs do not directly transmit ehrlichiosis to people, however in rare cases, infected ticks may transmit E. canis to people.
“Visitors to the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne should be aware of the risk to their dogs from ehrlichiosis and should visit their vet for advice on a suitable tick treatment before travelling to the region,” Dr Rodan said.
“Owners in affected areas are encouraged to treat their dogs for ticks regularly, as well as their bedding and the yard and to check their dogs for ticks daily, especially around the neck, head, ears, armpits, belly and in between toes."
PLEASE CONTACT THE DONGARA VETERINARY HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER INFOMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS DISEASE EHRLICHIOSIS THAT HAS BEEN DETECTED IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
We're open for business and here to help you and your beloved pets with our new policy of no direct client contact !
To our valued clientele,
In light of the rapidly changing environment we are currently experiencing with the Covid 19 pandemic, here is an update of the changes we’ve put in place to ensure the wellbeing of our team and our clients to help do our bit to slow the spread of the virus.
Our primary focus is ensuring the health and safety of our team and clients and ensuring we can continue to provide essential care for your pets.
We want to reassure you that there is no immediate concern for clients coming to our clinic due to the policies we have implemented across our business.
We remain open at the same operating hours , after hours included and we are continuing business as usual.
We have lifted our health and hygiene standards even higher to keep our team and clients safe together with other precautionary measures.
What this means - Dongara Veterinary Hospital has a no direct client contact policy in place.
When you ring our reception on the usual number 99271329 which has been diverted to receptionists who are working from home office.
They will walk you through the new process of delivering your animals and when you pick them up from DVH to minimise any risk.
We are committed to providing options to assist you.
We have various ways for you to contact us listed below.
We’re here when you need us and we wish you and your family well.
From the Dongara Team
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