Purdue Veterinary Hospital Updates Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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In order to protect the health and safety of our clients, our staff, and our community, the Purdue Veterinary Hospital has had to make some difficult decisions resulting in new policies.  The changes began taking effect as of Wednesday morning, March 18 and will be fully implemented by Friday, March 20. 

The Purdue Veterinary Hospital is committed to remaining open for those animal patients most in need and will continue to receive urgent and emergency cases.  As our team of veterinarians, veterinary nurses and staff continually work to identify and appropriately manage medically necessary cases, they will be reaching out to clients with appointments for elective procedures to reschedule those for a later date. 

In addition, to help ensure Purdue’s clinicians and staff can safely continue to deliver care to animals, clients will not be permitted to accompany their pet into the hospital.   We will be offering car-side service to our clients, and will utilize phone or digital technology to stay connected with clients regarding the care of their animals.  Exceptions will be made for emergency cases and difficult end of life decisions. 

Though the Hospital plans to maintain a level of urgent and emergency services, it is possible that in the future we will have to enact further restrictions to help maintain the health of our community as we continue providing quality care to our patients.  We will update this web-page as additional changes become necessary.

We recognize that these actions may cause inconvenience and distress for some of our clients.  We are committed to being a resource for our community during this challenging time and appreciate your understanding. 


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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