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COVID-19 UPDATE

We would like to assure our clients that we are doing everything we possibly can to be able to continue offering a service for you and your pets during the Covid 19 pandemic. We need your help to do this! Please take a moment to watch our short video outlining the policies we have put in place to protect our clients and crew. If you have any questions at all, we are monitoring our Facebook & Instagram pages regularly and you can email us manager@brightsidevets.com. You can still call us on 01283 617020, however please be aware that we are receiving lot’s of calls and conversations are longer than usual. If you can make use of email or social media, please do so. This will help us to help you! 

We are monitoring the covid 19 situation via the official channels and government advice and holding regular meetings. This video and page will updated as needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions (updated Tuesday 07/08/2020)

 

If you need emergency veterinary attention, please call us on 01283 617020. Please do not come to the surgery without calling us.

Yes, we are in regular contact with our out of hours provider and they have assured us they currently have no interruption in their service.

Yes, we are taking orders for Flea and wormer treatment, but how we get this to you has changed. Please read our prescription protocol. It is important that you order as soon as your current supplies start to run low. There is currently no shortage of flea/worm treatment, but a shortage of delivery drivers from our wholesaler means we are currently not guaranteed our usually daily delivery.

As all phone calls are taking longer than usual you can leave us a message on OPTION 2 for your order, or email us at prescriptions@brightsidevets.com or use the online form here whenever you possibly can. We will call you when your prescription is ready and take payment over the phone. You will be advised how to safely collect your items, or if you prefer, we can post this out to you

Yes, we are taking orders for medication as usual. It is important that order as soon as your current supplies start to run low. There is currently no shortage of food or medication, but a shortage of delivery drivers from our wholesaler means we are currently not guaranteed our usually daily delivery. As all phone calls are taking longer than usual, please either email us on prescriptions@brightsidevets.com or use the online form here whenever you possibly can, or if you call our number you can leave us your order on OPTION 2 we we will process this for your within 48 hours. If you have not heard from us after the 48 hours your prescription will be ready, please call us from the car park when you are here to collect and we will bring everything out to you safely, or if you prefer, we can post this out to you.

Please see further guidance for our prescription protocol

We do not advise ordering more than you normally would. We have no updates from our wholesaler to suggest there are any stock issues. We have half the order deliveries than normal due to this situation so please give us more time to get an order processed. 

We are not anticipating any issues with receiving food and medication from our wholesaler. But we are receiving orders less often than before. Please allow up to a week for food orders and at least 48 hours for medication orders. We are receiving regular updates and if the situation changes we will advise you here and on our Facebook page.

Prescription checks are still being carried out where deemed necessary by our veterinary surgeons. This is being assessed on a case by case basis and depends on the condition being treated, the medication being dispensed, the clinical history of the pet and other deciding factors. Please contact us for further advice.

Please see further guidance for our prescription protocol

We are now catching up on all of the vaccinations that have been delayed by the COVID-19 restrictions with client less constitutions to keep everyone safe. If you would like to book a vaccination booster appointment please go Online here to book. If you are unsure when your fur baby is due please Facebook Message or E-mail us at manager@brightsidevets.com

 

We are now able to do vaccinations to keep all animals covered. Please contact us to go through the options. If you would like to book in please book online here, or please Facebook message us to discuss your options. 

We are now offering appointments for Vaccinations. If you would like to book please do so online here. 

Have a look at our vaccine information and keep an eye on our social media channels on for tips keep your fur babies entertained. Take a look at these for some ideas and advice:

Please call us on 01283 617020. Our receptionists will ask some questions about your pet and seek advice from a nurse/vet where appropriate. If we deem it necessary that your pet be seen, you will be advised on the safest way for us to see your fur baby.   If you have a query when we are closed, please call our number and you will be diverted to our out of hours emergency service in Derby.  Alternatively go to our “does my pet need a vet” app.

In the first instance please call the practice for advice, DO NOT come straight down as we will have a limited amount of staff during this period of lock down.  Depending on your situation we may ask you to come to the practice where we will take the animal on until we either find the owner or the appropriate authorities can help.

This page will be updated as and when any information changes. We may need to contact you directly, so please let us know if your contact details may be out of date. Our phone calls are taking longer at the moment, so if you can, please email us on manager@brightsidevets.com or facebook message us.

No, Bright Side Vets on Wheels will not be operating any service due to COVID-19 legislation.  The best thing to do if this is something that concerns you is to contact the practice to see how we can help.

Euthanasia for pets is hard at the best of times but during this crisis it may be more challenging.  We are still offering a full service here at the practice, but we are unable to do any home visits or collections at this time, but how we put your animal to sleep may have to change because of social distancing rules or isolation rules.  Please contact the practice and we can discuss options with you and decide the best way forward.

During this time we are taking more calls and conversations are longer than usual. It is preferable that you email us at manager@brightsidevets.com whenever possible or contact us through our Facebook page.  If you have an urgent query and need an immediate response, you can of course call us on 01283 617020.

We are now available for routine spaying and neutering, please email on manager@brightsidevets.com or Facebook message us as we are still subject to availability. We are still only operating with social distancing rules.

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