Will vet services be available?

Specific guidance has been issued to vets by government that lays out actions to take when dealing with customers and their animals if they are, for example, isolating with symptoms of Coronavirus.

It is important to note that there is no evidence of Coronavirus circulating in pets or other animals in the UK. In line with the general advice on fighting Coronavirus, you should wash your hands regularly, including before and after contact with animals. Read the government’s advice for people with animals here.

Of course, vet practices may be short-staffed due to staff being ill or self-isolating and this may adversely affect their normal service. The best advice is to speak to your local practice in plenty of time, where possible.

Click here to read the British Veterinary Association’s advice.